Healthy diet, healthy weight
A diet plan that helps control weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add various colors to your plate and think it is eating the rainbow. Dark, leafy greens, oranges and tomatoes, and even fresh herbs, are rich in vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Add frozen peppers, broccoli, or onions to stews and omelets to add color and nutrition quickly and easily.
Fresh, frozen, or canned fruits are good choices. Try using fruits other than apples and bananas, such as mango, pineapple, or kiwi. If it is not fresh fruit, try frozen, canned, or dried fruit. Please note that dried fruits and canned fruits may contain added sugar or syrup. Choose canned fruits in water or in your own juice.
Use herbs such as rosemary to add variety to roasted or steamed vegetables. You can also use a small amount of cooking spray in a nonstick pan. Or try frozen or canned vegetables as an instant side dish-just microwave and eat. Look for canned vegetables without added salt, butter, or cream sauce. To diversify, try a new vegetable every week.
Foods rich in calcium
In addition to non-fat and low-fat milk, low-fat and non-fat yogurt without sugar should also be considered. These come in a variety of flavors and can be an excellent substitute for desserts.
If your favorite recipe calls for fried fish or breaded chicken, try baking or grilling to make healthier foods. Even try to use dried beans instead of meat. Ask friends and search the Internet and magazines for recipes with lower calories-you may be surprised to find that you have new dishes!
Photographs of changes of 2 types of macaroni and cheese, one contains 540 calories and the other has 315 calories
Healthy eating is related to balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods even if they are high in calories, fat, or sugar. The key is to eat only once every once in a while and to maintain a balance with healthier foods and more physical exercise.
Some general tips for comfort food
Eat less. If you usually eat these foods every day, please reduce to once a week or once a month.
Eat a small amount. If your favorite high-calorie food is a chocolate bar, choose a smaller or half chocolate bar.
Try the low-calorie version. Use lower-calorie ingredients or prepare different foods. For example, if your macaroni and cheese recipe includes whole milk, butter, and full-fat cheese, try remaking it with skimmed milk, less butter, low-fat cheese, fresh spinach, and tomatoes. Remember not to increase the weight.