As long as this popular crunchy treat isn’t doused in movie-theater butter, makes an excellent weight-loss snack. Not only is popcorn high in fiber, it even delivers some protein. A 1-ounce serving of air-popped corn (about 3½ cups) has 4 grams of fiber, almost 4 grams of protein and clocks in at 110 calories. This combination makes it a snack with staying power. Popcorn is filled with air, so you get a pretty large portion without a lot of calories. You can eat 3 whole cups of popcorn for only 100 calories.
“Don’t buy low-fat dairy products. They’re usually loaded with sugar. Besides, a 2015 study found that the more high-fat dairy products a person ate, they lower their risk of diabetes; the more low-fat dairy products, the higher their risk. — Mark Langowski, celebrity trainer and author of Eat This, Not That! for Abs
Make your own. It’s easy! From one 14-ounce can of no-salt-added cannelini beans, spoon out 2 tablespoons of beans. Puree the rest. In a medium nonstick pot, sauté 5 cloves of chopped garlic until translucent. Add 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth and 1 head of escarole, chopped, or a package of frozen chopped spinach. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Add pureed beans, red pepper flakes and black pepper, to taste, and cook 1 minute longer. Garnish with the beans you spooned out plus, if you desire, a little chopped red bell pepper. Refrigerate or freeze what you don’t eat for easy soup prep for a future lunch or dinner.
The participants were encouraged to meet the federal guidelines for physical activity but did not generally increase their exercise levels, Dr. Gardner said. In classes with the dietitians, most of the time was spent discussing food and behavioral strategies to support their dietary changes.
The Vegetarian diet plan for weight loss is not just to lose weight, but it is also a maintenance method for a slim and proportionate body. Along with these, it will help you practice eating vegetables and fruits which will help to boost up the metabolic rate. Vegetarian diets and weight loss go hand it hand. It is the healthiest and the fastest way to shed pounds. This vegetarian diet program has become famous around the world. Every one is addicted to it, it actually works!
Hi Mike, Currently, I am 39 years old, 5’8″, 124 lbs with a BMR of 1287, body fat around 24%. I used to work out with a trainer 3 days a week weight lifting. I had an injury (not related to working out) and after my recovery, I had a hard time getting back into the gym. Now I am ready, I have the fundamentals of weight lifting from my previous time in the gym. I have read all your articles and am trying to sort out the best meal planning for my goals…loose my fat and build my muscle. I have lost all my muscle definition but I want it all back! I used your calculator and just can not decide if I need to be in a deficit or not?
“Trials show weight loss in the short-term irrespective of whether the diet is low CHO [carbohydrate] or balanced. There is probably little or no difference in weight loss and changes in cardiovascular risk factors up to two years of follow-up when overweight and obese adults, with or without type 2 diabetes, are randomised to low CHO diets and isoenergetic balanced weight loss diets.”
Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs; studies show eating a diet high in these healthy fats can rev your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers.
According to recent studies, instead of working out for hours or running a few miles, doing short bursts of active exercises is very helpful in reducing stubborn fat. For example, if you are walking on a treadmill, randomly increase the speed for a few seconds and get back to walking.
If you don’t have a say in the place of eating then make your choices sensibly. If you go to eat Chinese have rice rather than noodles. Order stir fried veggies instead of Manchurian. And control your proportions. Don’t take fried starters. Avoid those thick soups they are no good.
I have almost similar case. I can understand your condition. It has been six months to my delivery. I was 72.5 after delivery and not reducing even half Kg. I made some changes in my diet after reading this blog and started doing 30 min exercise in the office since 10 Aug, 2012. During this period, I had to eat outside for 4-5 days due to some family outings but still I reduced 3 KGs and now I am stuck at 69.5 Kgs. Lets hope for the best.
Having said that, I found myself greatly losing energy by day 5, even being antisocial. I would do this again, and probably will. But I’d have to be picky about when I do this, not around social events. I went to a party during this and felt horribly antisocial and rude; couldn’t drink anything. That really sucked and I probably came off as very rude. Key is to be prepared before doing it. Get a big variety of fruits and veggies; and better to do when your favorites are in season.
Hi Mike!! I need some help, I got a new job and it requieres two times a week to work the night shift (11pm -7am) im scared of gaining weight, since I read that “working at night makes you fat” im not planning in changing my schedule when it comes to my meals, but, should I eat something while im at work? Or those 8 hours I’m working should be spent without any food and wait until my breakfast? (Planning to go sleep 1 hour after breakfast for digestion, sleep 4 hours, waking up for lunch and later another nap in the afternoon)
By the time the weekend arrives, I’ve become a regular at the fast-food joints around town; the servers even begin to recognize me. But I’m tired of the bloating and the fullness. On Sunday, in between trips to Burger King and Subway, I compile a list of foods I can’t wait to eat starting Monday morning: My usual Kashi Good Friends cereal is followed by fruit and “any and all salad greens except for romaine and iceberg,” the primary lettuces in fast-food salads.
Wash peel and chop all the vegetables. Add all the vegetables into a pressure cooked and pour enough water so that all the vegetables are submerged, sprinkle some salt. If you are non-vegetarian then you can use chicken stock instead of water. Put on the lead and cook till 1 whistle. Switch off the stove and let the steam escape on its own. Now, open the lid, pout the soup in a bowl, sprinkle a pinch of black pepper and lemon juice on it and enjoy.
Bean tostada: Bake 1 corn tortilla in 400-degree oven until crisp. Spread with ½ c cooked or canned pinto beans (rinsed) and 2 Tbsp shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes until cheese melts. Top with ¼ c salsa. Serve with a cabbage salad (1 c shredded cabbage and 1 chopped tomato with 2 Tbsp reduced-fat dressing).
You are already doing good by resisting unnecessary food cravings but a mere treating won’t do any harm. Enjoy a cheat meal once a week, be it creamy pasta, chocolate fudge or anything delightful, it will actually help you speed up your metabolism.
Hey Mike, I’ve read a few of your articles recently, and I think they’re great! I’m wondering how to get so much protein with so little fat. I’m supposed to be eating over 200 g of protein a day, but only about 40 g of fat. The only foods that I’ve been able to find for this are plain greek yogurt and skinless chicken. I love those meals, but do you have any recommendations to introduce variety into the diet?
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For your salads, break out of the lettuce-and-cucumber box with quinoa. A good gluten-free source of protein, iron, and fiber, quinoa is a quick and hearty way to get in a serving of whole grains. Mix quinoa into a delicious salad loaded with tender chicken for a protein punch that will keep you satisfied until snack time or even dinner.