Making Smarter Food Choices for Weight Loss Results
Written by Diet Bites
The choices that we make each and every day build and support the numbers on our weight scales. When we make food choices that contain a lot of fat grams, calories and sugar content which far exceed our required daily caloric needs, we know that the numbers on our scales will go up, up, up and away in our blown-up Diet Balloon.
Keeping the Sweet Sugar Fairy, the Fabulous Fat Boy and those Curvy Calories in check is indeed a balancing act. At times, we end up dropping something on our little Diet Head along the 'weigh' and our hopes and dreams for weight loss suddenly gets placed on the old back burner. You know the one; it doesn't have a flame. No burning desire to lose weight - all our weight loss aspirations up in smoke. Bummer, but it does indeed happen.
And just as suddenly, something really groovy will crop up - like a high school reunion, or a family gathering containing several relatives who would just love to see our new blown-up bods, and we find ourselves kicking ourselves where the Diet Sun doesn't shine over not following through with our weight loss plan.
Then there are times when we're just not in the mood to diet. We may have too many things going on in our lives - or simply not enough money in the budget to purchase those healthier foods that keep going up, up, up and away at the local market.
We may be in the middle of an emotional crisis - a mother-in-law meltdown, or dealing with a boss wearing stiletto heels, cracking a very leathery whip. Ouch. With so many personal hurdles to deal with, it's next to impossible to keep our focus on our diets.
It's so much easier to grab a snack cake or a cookie for snack time - which adds comfort to our open-wounds, and perfectly suits our mood. It's so much more convenient to grab a bag of burgers on the way home, especially enjoying the chocolate shake or malt that was purchased as an afterthought. And it's so much easier to grab a bag of chips for snack time rather than gnawing on a cardboard-like object labeled 'rice cake'.
The great news is that even when you're not in the Diet Mood, or when you don't have the time to diet, or even when your world is turned upside-down, you can quickly make better choices at home, at work, when dining out, when you're on the go, and at snack time. As a quick example, before dragging that family-sized bag of chips from the pantry, pause a few seconds to measure-out a serving. Eat slowly.
For an enhanced example, even our fast-food calories can be greatly reduced by making smarter food choices.
Here are other crazy-good methods for reducing the caloric and dietary fat values and which can assist in losing those unwanted fat pounds:
* In most instances, whipped foods contain less calories than their 'solid or regular' counterparts. No need to sacrifice flavor! Example: good old butter contains 102 calories per Tablespoon in its solid form. Whipped butter contains 67 calories per tablespoon.