The Fall clothes are out! When we wear stretchy summer clothes, our waistline can expand and we don’t even realize it. So try to do a clothes check every few days by wearing something that “doesn’t give” and you can monitor if you are gaining weight. Should you feel bloated or have gained a few pounds, don’t sweat it! Start lowering your fat and carb intake and read the book, “15-150 Secret To Simple Dieting” to give you inspiration and the power of knowledge to get the look you want.
This was even sited in USA Today! Restaurants need to list their calorie intake. HOWEVER, they sometimes forget the after seasoning, like BUTTER!
One of my favorite restaurants is Ted Montana’s Grill. I get their Bisen Filet (just like regular Filet but more protein, less fat). It lists on the menu that it has 5 grams of fat. But YOU NEED TO KNOW that you must order it “dry”, otherwise they dab a couple slabs of butter right before they serve it to you. At 15 grams of fat per slab, you were just fooled!
These are the sneaky fats that you don’t even realize you consume! So ask before you order!!
One of the hardest parts of dieting is to make good choices. So make it easy on yourself by getting rid of the foods that you know will pack on the pounds and replace them with better choices.
When you’re hungry, you want to grab something quick. So make sure you have the right supplies. Pack your refrigerator and cabinets with whole grain pretzels, gourmet mustards, and the foods you like but with lower fat, lower carb versions.
It’s summertime, so bring out the blender and try one of the recipes below:
Cool Cucumber Soup: Cut 6 cucumbers, blend well and drain excess water. Add one cup of fat free greek yogurt, salt, pepper and garlic to taste and blend again. Chill for a few hours and serve! (Feel free to top with sliced scallions.)
For the sweeter side, place in blender 4 cups of watermelon and 1 cup of fat free greek yogurt, blend well. Chill for a few hours and serve with mint!
These are great for snacks and preludes to your lunch or dinner…enjoy!