A cookie certainly isn't going to destroy your diet. On the other hand, a tough, untasty cookie lump is going to leave you totally unsatisfied which may mean trotting back to the cookie jar and grabbing not one, but a handful of good-tasting cookies. See, we just saved over 300 calories in this one little sentence!
Foods that are prepared with sugar substitutes rather than processed sugar tend to contain about two-third's the calories of those prepared with the real sugar.
Almonds contain oxalic acid so they should be restricted by individuals with a tendency to develop calcium-oxalate stones, such as those individuals with kidney disease.
In addition, almonds may set off an allergic reaction in some individuals. Side effects include: hives and headache. If you are allergic to aspirin, you may experience a reaction to the natural salicylates contained in almonds.
Experiment in preparing Calorie-Wise and Fat-Wise sauces for your weight loss plan. Some sauces contain well over 100 calories for a couple of small spoonfuls - and you can do better than that!
Bar-b-q sauce is a great place to start your healthy cooking adventure because it is one of the Kings of high calorie sauces. While experimenting with homemade recipes, keep in mind that Splenda holds up well to heat.
Freeze melon; blend into a lush slushie; add no calorie sweetener. Frozen fruits take a while to eat and go well with hot summer weather, as do freezer pops. Freezer pops contain a scant 30-60 calories each, depending upon the name brand, and the secret recipe.
Make fruit popovers by using 1/2 a biscuit (110 calories = 55 calories). Roll flat and fill with your favorite cooked, mashed fruit plus dash of cinnamon and Splenda. Fold over; spray with no calorie butter spray. Sprinkle crust with additional cinnamon and Splenda. Bake until crisp.
Make zero calorie limeade or lemonade by adding Splenda/Equal to water and lime or lemon wedges. Experiment with orange and pineapple slices for a kicky taste.
Looking for a sweet treat low in fat and calories? Might we recommend the enticing plum for about 35 calories? And she's fresh, too.....
There is ONE zero calorie ingestible good-for-you and that's WATER. Add a twist of lime, lemon, orange or even grapefruit to spike up the flavor.
Whether you walk or run, you will burn the same amount of calories for the same distance covered. However, when it comes to health benefits, a slow-as-a-turtle walk isn't going to be as beneficial as the run. Why so?
Remember, the heart is a muscle - our most important muscle. When we work our body muscles, they gain strength and grow stronger. The same happens with the heart via vigorous (aerobic) workouts. However, take note because a fast walk is about equal in health benefits as the run. The trick is to get your heart to pumping. So many choices - walk, fast walk or run!