I am fully aware that I am incapable of living off of egg white omelets and baked chicken the rest of my life. I realize this is a lifestyle change so why focus on food I do not want to eat? Portion control and deciding on what I REALLY want to eat is the key that keeps me at or below my goal weight...
Love bacon but hate the fat? Try shoulder bacon! I get mine from a butcher and the bacon is so lean that I have to pre-spray the pan with non-stick spray. Lower sodium than turkey bacon too!
With only 30 calories for 4 Lifesavers, these candies live up to their name! Absolutely perfect for when you want something sweet without exceeding your allotted calories. I find these to especially helpful when I get a sweet craving late at night!
When you use the ADD FOOD feature of the Nutrition tracker, be sure to check the box that says add to favorites. You will quickly make up a list of foods you commonly eat and you will save time not having to search for them time and time again!
Over the years, I have accumulated a huge fitness DVDs. Workouts vary in type of workout, duration and intensity. I always have a workout that can fit my schedule and energy level, no matter how busy or tired I might be. If you do not have a lot of fitness DVDs, check out the local library, trade wi...
I started kettlebells a few months ago and oh what a difference! I recommend the Iron Core series but there are other DVDs and instructors out there. Start with a light weight to avoid injury while learning proper technique. A good kettlebell workout can burn 900 calories in just 45 minutes!
There are light cheese wedges available that are lower in calories and great served with crackers or veggies. But when you want a bit of real cheese without a lot of calories (50 calories per mini), this will do the trick!
Try adding a few drops of peppermint extract to an Alba Chocolate Snake Shake (made with cold water and ice) while blending. Very refreshing and tastes very similar to a Shamrock shake - for 70 calories!
A relatively new product, these mini pretzel bagels are YUMMY and contain NO FAT, although they are quite high in carbohydrates. They are not sliced but it's worth the effort to make a slamming jamming sandwich!