Monday, December 11th, 2017

Dieting Without Sacrifice

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People often see dieting as a form of physical punishment for not having the superb body, concluding that somehow relishing food is not good for them. This cannot be further from the truth. Dieting is about exploring new foods and flavors, not losing flavor or food. This is what it could be at least, for those who not only appreciate food but a little adventure too.

There are many spices accessible that can make even the blandest of foods a little exciting. Fish and chicken are prevailing diet foods in that they are lean meats. However, adding a little blackening spices is a great way to put a little kick in your supper that will make it taste good without packing on the calories of dressing marinades or soaking in butter before broiling. You do not need to stop there. Italian seasoning can also add a little flavor to your kitchen without adding the extra calories that you’re working so hard to keep away from.

In this instance, you will find many different seasonings that will work well. Many of those spices and flavors that go on chicken make awesome additions to chicken that goes on salad or in salad wraps for better lunches. Grains are even good for you as long as you emphasize eating whole grains and not processed grain goods. You need fiber almost as much as you need water when dieting, and whole grains are often the chief source of fiber in a diet. At any rate, spicing up a normal lunch can have a big impact on your food enjoyment.

You can even savor the occasional treat when dieting so long as you do so moderately. The key when dieting is to learn about appropriate portions and moderate indulgence. You can find all kinds of low sugar or low carb treats on the market that you can enjoy sparingly. You can even choose sugar free or low calorie candy in some cases though you should consider that calories, in particular when it comes to candy you eat unconsciously add up quickly and you must pay close attention to those things you put into your mouth.

The point is that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when dieting. There are a variety of great substitutions for things you can live without, like butter. For just a little effort on your part by using seasonings as well as substitutes, you can add a lot of flavor to your dinners. You can even find most sauces and dips made with fat free or low fat mayonnaise, sour cream, or even yogurt in order to cut down on some extra calories in your dieting process.

These dips and sauces can often make a great alternative, when paired with vegetables, for those chips and dips we enjoy so much and often miss when dieting. Cucumbers, green, red, and yellow peppers, broccoli, and carrot sticks all have a pleasant little crunch to them that when partnered with a good low fat dip can help cure the crave beast for greasy chips that often rears its head when dieting.

If you are one who watches calories meticulously during meals, you should be glad to know that there are small treats and snacks that are now prepackaged for your enjoyment in 100 calorie packs. You can finally indulge upon occasion in those treats you treasure, without having to sacrifice your dieting efforts in the process. We all will freely admit that if dropping weight were such a simple process we ‘d all be thin. We all would like to enjoy the benefits of slimming down. These one hundred calorie packs are one of the best marketing ploys since diet colas, and by having a snack like these to carry you through your cravings can mean the difference between success and failure when dieting. They certainly show the difference between the old way of dieting and the new way of dieting – you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or treats!

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