Cream Cheese Suggestions for Dieters - Purchase light cream cheese at the market, a few fresh fruits and veggies. When you get home, experiment with the cream cheese to create some luscious, light spreads that go well with your weight loss plan!
Mix in herbs, salsas, and even light jams. Spread on celery, sliced vegetables, breads and so forth.
We like the following mix: 3 Tablespoons of light cream cheese mixed with 1 teaspoon of orange marmalade served with fat-reduced Wheat Thins.
Get fresh with your salad! Drain salad fixings before compiling salad to prevent a watery mix. Also, revive wilted lettuce and celery by drenching in cold water before chopping. A paper towel makes a convenient sponge and won't damage your greens other healthy salad fixings.
Salads rock with it comes to great weight loss foods! But don't get lost in the greenery. Experiment with other salad combinations such as: roasted cubed chicken, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots & squash, a teaspoon of dried fruits - such as cranberries, and a couple of chopped nuts. This mix goes well with field greens; kick a little of Ken's Raspberry Pecan lite salad dressing on and you'll have a salad fit for a king.
Setting weight loss goals wisely. Let's take a 5'4" lady as our example. Let's say that she weighs 257 pounds. This is how she might set her weight goals:
Her FIRST weight goal will be 250 pounds. Her SECOND weight goal will be 240 pounds.Her THIRD weight goal will be 230 pounds.Her FOURTH weight goal will be 220 pounds - and so forth until her final goal weight is reached.Setting weight loss in ten pound increments gives the dieter something to aim for in the short term, thus helping them to remain focus on weight loss. It's always good to have a feeling of accomplishment while dieting.
Use 2 egg whites to one egg yolk to save calories and unwanted cholesterol. The egg white contains zero cholesterol and a mere 17 calories per egg. The current 'egg per day' recommendation is ONE and that includes eggs used to prepare all the foods that you eat throughout the day.
Calorie-free is going to be a bit difficult to find in your pantry or fridge, but the following food comes pretty close: 1/2 cup of celery - 10 calories
1 serving of oatmeal will leave you satisfied well into your morning when eaten for breakfast. There's just something great about oatmeal. Filling, fibrous, low in calories, and it will even lower that bad cholesterol. It's not only for Quakers anymore.
Replace Sugar With Honey to Save Calories - Replace the sugar in your recipes with honey. You'll use less, thus save calories. Honey also adds a unique taste to foods and helps liven up the same-old-same-old diet plan.
Calories for Weight Loss - Beans - Baked beans contain about 10 times the calories as fresh green beans per serving.
Did you know that the amount of calories you burn for a specific activity depends on the amount you weigh? A 100 pound individual will burn less calories during the activity than a 200 pound individual.
Use diet bread (35 calories) over whole bread (130) and save up to 95 calories per slice. Top your bread with diet-wise selections such as lean meats, skim based cheeses, light egg salad, light chicken salad and simple veggies. To add a bit of grain, sprinkle on sesame seeds or poppy seeds.