Almost all foods contain calories, but some foods have so few that they aren’t worth really counting. These are frequently called “free foods.” If you’re on a diet and want a snack, here are a list of those “free foods” that you can eat in moderation without tracking.
First, a small caveat. There is nothing magical about the foods below. They contain calories, and consuming too much of them will make their low-calorie nature non-trivial. If you eat them in moderation though, they’ll subside your hunger. Continue reading ““Free” Foods You Can Eat to Stay Full”
Simple carbs are the white stuff – white bread, most pastries, refined sugars (like in soda). What makes it so simple? These foods provide energy, but lack the same nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and fiber) as complex carbohydrates. The body also breaks simple carbs down quickly, spikes blood sugar (insulin), and leaves your tummy might rumbling sooner than you imagined. Choose whole grains instead, which may reduce potentially dangerous excess abdominal fat buildup (which can lead to diabetes). Switch to whole-wheat pasta or whole grain bread, or try grains like brown rice, quinoa, or millet.
Health and Fitness habits can quickly go out the window when we’ve got a tight deadline, no time for the gym, and few options but takeout food. Losing weight is no easy task, and doing it the healthy way can be even harder.
I advocate for making small changes each day, rather than making drastic changes all at once. But it’s important to remember that just because a weight-loss strategy works for some it may not work for everyone. From drinking more water to eating from blue plates, here are a few of my favorite tips to add to your daily routine. Continue reading “Science backed ways to lose weight. Part I”