When restrictive dieting becomes a part of your daily routine, you probably can’t stop craving delicious snacks. How do you get that feeling of being full after a low-calorie meal is a question that has been troubling many.
Every woman wants to have a slim, healthy and proportional body, right? However, the things you have to do in order to achieve that goal haven’t changed – exercise and monitor your diet. It’s high time to stop looking for some magical formula that gets rid of stored body fat and that extra pound or two. That being said, have you ever considered that methods you’ve been using to prepare low-calorie ingredients may be creating a big greasy bomb instead?
Here’s an example – potato. It wrongly ended up on the naughty list. This is an ingredient that’s great for people who are on a diet. The thing you have to worry about is the preparation method you choose. People often fry or bake potatoes using bad fats, and add sour cream and butter together with different calorie-rich dressings.
You see, 100 g of boiled potatoes equals only 85 calories which is significantly lower than cooked rice or pasta. And potatoes don’t contain sodium or cholesterol since they are of an animal origin. At the same time, potatoes meet the half of your daily dose of vitamin C. They also contain potassium, thiamine, vitamin B6, folate, calcium and phosphorus. And to top it all off, they’ll keep you full for hours.
We know by now that fish is a natural source of good fats, and that it’s extremely important for a well-balanced diet. If we combine it with vegetables, we’re in for a treat. Fish is rich in proteins which are easy to digest so you won’t have that heavy feeling in your stomach, and a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which play an important role in our bodies.
You’re probably wondering how is it that eggs belong to dietary friendly foods. Well, you see, a single egg contains 75 kcal which means that if you have it for breakfast, you’ll stay full for a longer period of time.
An egg is the only food which has everything necessary for creating a new life. So by following that logic, the content of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids it contains is optimal for human beings. Moreover, if it just so happens you did a strenuous workout routine, feel free to have an egg, you won’t go overboard. The reason why this particular food has a bad reputation is that we mostly serve it fried, and that type of food preparation just adds more calories into the mix. A lot of people are also worried about the cholesterol levels found in yolk. However, research has shown that eating two eggs a day won’t have any influence on your blood cholesterol level, so you’re off the hook.
An apple is an extremely delicious fruit we all like and enjoy all year long. Rich in pectin and fibers, it will subdue your hunger and stabilize blood sugar concentration. Fibers in apples prevent full fat absorption. Moreover, apples are known as low-calorie foods; they even contain ”negative calories”. What does that mean? Although this term isn’t correct from a nutritionist standpoint, it is used to describe foods that burn more calories in the digestion process than they contain. So, enjoy eating apples to your heart’s content, or at least until your jaw starts to hurt.
Translation: A. Slišković