Supersizing at the local fast-food restaurant is so tempting because one can get so much for so little, particularly when it comes to calories. Let's see what bargains we can find:
Regular Cheeseburger to Supersized Double-Cheeseburger - Gain an additional 175 calories.
Regular Fry to Supersized Fry - Gain an additional 190 calories.
Regular Chocolate Shake to a Supersized Chocolate Shake - Gain an additional 400 calories.
Regular Soda to Supersized Soda - Gain an additional 150 calories.
Just look at how many calories we can get extra for a few cents more. But wait.... You mean these additional calories come with a high potential for quick weight gain? Well, although it's nice to know that one can still get something for a little nothing, we'll just say no thank you to supersized calories, right? Yeah, right!
See how easy that was? Goes to show that one really can pass up a sexy looking chocolate shake and feel good about it.
A major mistake that many dieters make is totally cutting away their Diet Past. Although we don't want to end up like Sally Lot - turning back and revolving into a pillar of salt, what is life without a favorite prized family recipe? Aunt Margo's Tantalizing Tootsie Cake? Cousin Vedo's yeasty buns? Or, that personalized creation that you may have brought to life in the comfort of your kitchen one rainy night filled with lightning?
And once you've tossed out that prized recipe, just try calling Cousin Vedo to obtain a copy. Odds are, he'll claim that he can't find it while he's standing at the stove, whiffing up the delicious scent from YOUR creation. Keeping all things revenant, these tips might help keep your Diet Sanity - along with your NEW Diet Recipes while keeping Cousin Vedo honest:
store away old-fashioned fatty, sugar-loaded recipes in a safe place for those ultra-special occasions
purchase or make a new recipe book containing a collection of your new diet-friendly recipes as well as recipes from the past in which you have substituted healthier ingredients. Here's how:
Oils - substitute fresh fruits OR dried fruits - but take care with the dried fruits because they tend to be high in sugar calories, but not as high in calories as oil.
Sugar - substitute half sugar and half Splenda OR simply use Splenda. Honey is another healthier alternative to sugar. Use 1/2 the amount called for in the recipe (1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup of honey).
Nuts - use only 1/2 amount called for in recipe OR use a Tablespoon or two of Grapenuts cereal.
Opting for skim products over whole will save mucho calories.