I think I first heard this phrase from @PeteThomas or at least it’s when it clicked into my brain. Also there’s the Eat this not that kind of mentality
He talked about having to have a plan you can live with for life vs a eating plan like jenny craig, weight watchers etc that you only use while you have the cash or lose the weight.
But someday you are gonna have to cook on your own. So, I started thinking about things I liked to personally use vs just eating ‘diet foods”. This is just a few ideas on what you can use to make it more calorie counting friendly yet, keep taste in your life.
Someday I can change it up a bit more but for now, this is it..lol
Here’s a list that I’ll add to that are some of my fave adds to any eating plan
they are important help for getting whole grain, fiber and just energy(more on that another time)
So I’m having breads now & just wanted to turn you on to 3 that I think are great tasting & easy to fit in with calorie counting, helping w/fullness & getting that fiber needed.
1.Oroweat light bread %100 whole wheat
Serving size: 2 pieces
Total Fat .05g
This makes a small sandwhich but it really is a perfect serv size lol Get use to it
2.Thomas light english muffins multi grain
Serving size: 1 muffin
Total Fat 1g
Sugars less than 1
I have this for breakie or often use in place of a hamburger bun for a turkey burger, chkn or egg sandwhich
3.La Tortilla lowcarb, multigrain tortilla’s
Serving size: 1 tortilla
Total Fat 2g
I have this to get fiber early & put eggbeaters/eggs etc maybe for dinner as a burrito
There’s great nutritious waffles you can get too but I have none in my freezer to talk about lol Using sugerfree syrup or plain w/eggs on it. Maybe yogurt on it instead?
I love Morningstar sausage links
Serving size: 2 sausages
Total Fat 3g
Oscar mayer- fully cooked %100 real bacon
Serving size: 4 slices
Total Fat 6g
I only use 1 piece, whether in my eggbeaters, on a sandwich. I love the taste of bacon so for 18 cal (give or take)I have that smokey taste that I adore w/out tons of fat or calories.
Or how about a BLT? Use the above bread, 2 slices bacon & a tomatoe and the 10 cal smart beat mayo. I’m not saying it’s the most nutritious or nutrient rich meal but it’s something we can have! lol (add a lil chkn brst for a better meal)
I love eggs/eggwhites too, but these are sooo way convientiant to me and they arn’t white which I know it’s a mental thing but I like that yellow color LOL I usually have 1/2 – 3/4 Cup (in a pre-heated, sprayed pan)
Serving size: 1/4 Cup
Total Fat 1g
Oscar Mayer DeliFresh Turkey Breast
Serving size: 6 slices
Total Fat 1g
When I’ve gone too long between meals, I’ll run in & quickly throw 6 slices on 2 Oroweat-light bread. Sometimes plain or some smart-beat 10 cal mayo & maybe some mustard.
OK, I’m done for now. I have tons of things I substitute higher fat/calories for, like Cream cheese, sour cream, cheese(I use babybel light w/an apple for a quick snack or laughing cow light on 8 triscuits etc, I have fat free cottage cheese w/an apple for a snack or a cut up tomatoe in 1/4 – 1/2 C cott cheese)
I’m not an all fat free advocate anymore… BUT I think subbing some things here & there can totally cut some calories out yet leave in the yummy taste I soooo much love about food. lol
Bon Appetit or how ever it’s spelled lol