Hot Air Popcorn - Great Diet Snack - Replace salty, fatty chips with hot air popped corn. Some microwave varieties that are 99% fat free also make good popped corn choices while dieting.
We like to spray no calorie butter spray on our batches of fresh hot air-popped corn - either Parkay or 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'. Both are excellent.
Use half sugar and half Splenda when baking. Sugar contains about 800 calories per cup - so you can save a sugar-bunch of calories.
Other than sugar, oil and flour are two Big Bad Boys when it comes to calories and weight gain - so be on the lookout for The Big Three: Sugar, Flour, Oil/Lard/Shortening.
Celery for Weight Loss - After washing celery, dry with paper towels so filling will cling to celery.
Try stuffing your celery with a mix of the following for a healthy snack: whipped cream cheese OR low fat sugar-free vanilla yogurt, light whipped topping, dash of cinnamon, a few dried currants or dried cranberries. Mix, spread and enjoy snacking without spreading out your hips and thighs. Be sure to de-string celery before stuffing.
Fat free cream cheese tastes pretty ugly while full-fledged cream cheese tastes like white honey from heaven. Our Weight Loss Tip is to strike a happy medium, opting for 'light' cream cheese.
Two Diet Tips - Eggs & Tortillas - Replace healthy crepes made with eggs for tortillas.
Speaking of tortillas, when you're doing Mexican opt for the corn tortillas over the flour ones. Flour tortillas contain about twice the calories as corn tortillas, side by side as well as size-by-size.
Carbs have been ridden through Diet Town on a rail lately but they are a valuable source of energy. Grains fall into the complex carb category and make an excellent food choice.
Bread Tips for Dieters - Replace white bread with those loaded with grains including pumpernickel, rye, wheat, and other raw grains.
Opt for smaller dinner than lunch for some impressive results on your weight loss scales. Eating late in the day attributes to weight gain because the metabolism is winding down for the night - seeking to enter idle-mode.
Individuals tend to slip into relaxation-mode in the evenings so unless you're planning on setting a dance floor on fire after late evening eating, the energy (food) that was consumed fills the fat cells if you have already met your energy consumption limits for the day.
Calcium Fortified Breads - Look for breads containing added calcium. Calcium fortifies bones, including teeth and adds strength to the body.
Calcium consumed naturally, has been found to enhance the rate of weight lost by dieters.
Banana Diet Spread Quick Diet Refresher: Mash 1/2 a banana add a bit of no calorie sweetener and a dash of cinnamon.
Add a shot of vanilla and a teaspoon of raisins if desired. For about 50 calories (not counting the raisins) - you've got a delicious diet spread.