The Diet Gravy Train

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites


Are you a gravy lover who has currently obliterated gravy from your diet in an effort to lose weight?

If so, it's a great idea because gravy is high in calories (and sometimes in fat) per volume.  

Some gravy recipes contain 50 or more calories per Tablespoon.  What a diet rip off.

But don't jump totally off of the Diet Gravy Train!  We've got some gravy-making suggestions that are diet friendly so you can keep on hopping on board the Diet Gravy Train....

Diet Tips for Making Gravy Diet Friendly

Many gravies are prepared with the meat drippings.  Greasy gravy is very pricey in calories. Rather than using meat drippings, try preparing gravy from a broth base. If you must use meat drippings, drain off as much oil as possible from the pan.

When preparing cream gravies, opt for skim milk rather than cream or whole milk.

Go light on the salt.

Keep in mind that it's very easy to go overboard when it comes to gravy. To keep serving sizes in hand, measure out 1/4 cup of gravy, which is usually the standard serving size.  That's about 2 Tablespoons.  Not a lot, but when you're trying to lose weight, some times, little is more!

Prepared gravies may be a better choice because calorie and fat content has been calculated and listed on the label.

Why Dieters Fail to Lose Weight

Listed below are several top reasons why dieters fail to lose weight and slip off of their diet. Use this information to work up a diet plan that will keep you motivated, that's packed with fun, activity and will fit your lifestyle.  


Decide which, if any, of the bullet points below fit your dieting scenario and make a plan for when these moments occur.

The dieter was trying too hard to lose weight and therefore, the diet plan was too restrictive in selection and content.

The dieter did not have a plan and was running headlong into the Wild Weight Loss Winds & their diet got blown away.

Favorite foods of the dieter were not incorporated into the diet plan.

Dieter had no backup plan in place.

The diet was a fad diet plan lacking the foods necessary for nutrition and strength.

The diet did not fit the dieter's lifestyle.

The diet plan was too complicated.

There was no support for dieter in trying to ditch unnecessary weight.

Mother in Law came to visit, thus completely wiping out diet.

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