When starting a low-calorie diet most probably, you will want to quit after a few days. Trying to shed off the pounds is a hard process but below are five very useful tips that might make it easier in sticking with your planned diet by making sure that low-calorie foods are available when you get those hunger pangs.
Foods that contain low calories
Oatmeal contains very low calories, and they lower your cholesterol level, so it’s great for our hearts. You should eat it for breakfast together with some fresh fruits on top, so you have a healthy and tasty breakfast. Or you could try and make some oatmeal cookies for snacks. Be creative.
Almost all vegetables contain less, or no calories at all so eat as much as you like. You can prepare salad greens for lunchtime paired with sliced roasted beef or turkey and whole wheat bread, and you are good to go. Or you can make hearty vegetable soup. Do not be afraid to experiment with green vegetables.
Herbs and spices
Before starting your low-calorie diet, look at your spice rack and see which herbs & spices you have available. You will be starting to eat low-fat foods. Therefore, you will start to minimize fat use, herbs & spices will make your meal tastier and full of flavor. You must have cinnamon, cayenne powder, nutmeg, mustard seeds & powder. You should also grow herbs in your home, so you have fresh herbs available any time. Herbs like basil, rosemary, chives and thyme would be useful.
Cottage cheese has a lot of proteins but lesser calories. It has lots of calcium too. Cottage cheese can be used in making your salads, pizzas and when you cook your meals. So start using cottage cheese rather than the regular cheese. Or try out other low-calorie cheeses to supplement the regular cheese you use.
Beans such as chick peas are great sources of proteins so they can be a very full and satisfying meal. You should try out interesting recipes that feature beans, so you learn other great ways to cook them. Make sure you have an adequate supply of dried and green beans.
It is not easy to follow a planned diet but a little creativity, when cooking or preparing your meals, would help you in accomplishing it. When starting to eat low-calorie foods, you will begin to feel more energized, and when you shed off those unwanted pounds, you will be able to enjoy more activities and feel healthier.…