Low Calorie Foods for Diet and Weight Loss
Being low calorie does not mean sacrificing taste and nutrition!
The most successful diet and exercise routines combine a low calorie diet and exercise to achieve maximum weight loss potential, and there are many foods that are low calories that can be added in a diet to satisfy hunger between meals and avoid the cravings and over-eating when the body is hungry! Most importantly, foods that are low in calorie can also taste good and be healthy, by providing a variety of vitamins and nutrients to the body without the fat. Protein can satisfy hunger cravings and give you the energy you need throughout the day to achieve your weight loss goals!
I recommend keeping a journal of the foods you eat and also keeping a log of low calorie foods and meals that you enjoy and want to add to your diet. This reduces complication when grocery shopping or looking for meals that are low in fat later. By listing the low calorie foods you plan to eat throughout your diet and exercise program, you develop for yourself a quick and easy cheat sheet for preparing meals and buying healthy satisfying foods and snacks that fit within your diet plan!
Here are some of my favorite low calorie foods for diet and weight loss that will fit within your personal diet, the most satifying of these will be foods containing protein such as meat and beans to give you energy, increase your metabolism and create that feeling of being full.
7. Low Fat Milk
8. Low Fat Cheese
14. Sandwiches without high fat condiments, mayo, or dressing
15. Salads without high fat dressings
16. Plain pasta
18. Low-Sodium Ham
22. Other fruit such as strawberries, blueberries and cherries, also try dried blueberries and cherries
23. Low-calorie Smoothies
24. Fish- Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Catfish
The biggest obstacle in for many dieters is the element of control when it comes to eating. When I say control, I do not mean controlling over-eating, rather I mean controlling the ingredients of the foods that you put into your body. By going out to eat at a restaurant or for fast-food, you have minimal control in the ingredients that are used in preparing your food including hidden butter, fats, oils, and the amounts of calories per food portion served to you. By packing a lunch for work or preparing fresh foods and snacks from home, you can eliminate the unknown in your diet significantly and control the ingredients used to prepare your low-calorie meals much more effectively in the foods you eat daily.