Eating without gaining a few pounds is generally a rather complicated task. However, there are lots of good diet plans that can satisfy our appetite.
1. Gluttony and diet, how to reconcile the two things?
Very often, we try to follow good resolutions and treat our appearance especially after loosing the battle against a huge greedy desire. In this situation, it would be better to promote small crafts of will, without feeling guilty when breaking our diet. To achieve this, learning to cook light must be a priority.
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2. Eat and have fun
To avoid being excessive, we must not deprive ourselves, but rather just control what we eat. Thus, we can eat the foods that make us happy, but in moderation. Don’t be afraid of food, but don’t be greedy. Take four meals a day (breakfast, lunch, snack in the afternoon and dinner). Eat balanced meals without too much abuse.
3. Tips for smart cooking
For holidays or special occasions, we can have fun and enjoy without abusing food. To do this, nothing better than to be a little inventive, and above all, open to original recipes. Instead of wanting to eat foie gras as every year, choose smoked salmon that is rich in omega-3 as an aperitif.
Seafood (oysters, shrimp, crab, lobster) are low in fat and high in protein and can be exquisite food for your meals. Replace mayonnaise with a mixture of cream cheese, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.
Foods such as asparagus, celery, grapes and pineapple help eliminate toxins in the body and can accompany your food. Finally, choose a sorbet instead of ice, a log with fruit or chocolate and enjoy desserts with fewer calories.
4. Reflexes against greedy schemes
Use a scale measuring your ingredients so as not to excess and then you can use skim milk products. Use spices (saffron, paprika, cinnamon, ginger), herbs (basil, mint, thyme, rosemary) and stock cubes to bring some flavor to your dishes. In addition, you can opt for cornstarch and potato flour. Then, make your own fruit juice and smoothies with the help of a blender or juicer.
5. Use utensils that help lose weight
To avoid overloading your dishes and desserts, you need to have some clever utensils at hand:
- The wok can cook faster and replace the pan,
- The steamer preserves food and flavor,
- The light fryer allows for a kilo of chips with only one spoonful of oil,
- The olive oil spray, guaranties dressing and other sauces with less liquid fat,
- The brush is used to brush the mussels
- The juicer and blenders help to make light sauces and marinades.
6. Balancing diet and appetite
A rule to always follow is to ban snacking between meals. If you can not resist the urge to eat, a low calorie fruit such as apple is acceptable.
7. Concoct tasty and balanced meals
In the kitchen, you must first learn to differentiate between types of cooking. Cooking in foil requires the use of parchment paper or aluminum foil to wrap your food (fish, poultry) and thus reduce fat. Steam cooking and boiling also provide valuable assistance against foods which are too rich.
Instead of frying food, opt for cooking in the oven, microwave or grill so it makes it possible to limit the consumption of too much fat.
8. Some more helpful tips
Drink still or sparkling water, herbal teas and fruit juices instead of sodas. Also don’t abuse alcoholic beverages that are high in carbohydrates and calories.
Sleeping well is essential for your health. As you rest, it is scientifically proven that you will have less desire to eat (here’s an interesting article
on medscape.com). You can also do sports (running, walking) to keep you in shape.