Several scientific studies have shown that people tend to eat the amount of food they serve themselves or presented to them on a plate (like when out to eat). Over the past 25 years, many restaurants have increased both their portion sizes as well as the plates. Additionally, most people serve dinner at home on large plates.
The solution is to use smaller plates and bowls and smaller serving utensils. You will serve yourself less food at every meal; therefore, will eat less.
Salsa sauce is not just for tacos!
In fact, if you like spicy or Mexican foods, Salsa is a excellent low-calorie alternative to salad dressing.
2 tablespoons (30 mL) of Salsa is about 10 calories while 2 tablespoons of even a light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing is 45 calories and many other dressings have over 100 calories for the same serving size.
There are many choices from mild to hot on the scoville scale for these sauces. This week, try salsa roja, salsa cruda, or salsa verde on a large delicious salad. Experiment a little….you will be glad you did.
You should not be eating ham and eggs, pancakes, or processed cereals for breakfast while on the Wedding Diet. Poptarts, donuts, fast food are also not on the menu. Instead, here is what is recommended:
1. Instead of juice, which often contains lots of hidden sugar and very little fiber, have an entire orange, grapefruit, banana, or some other fruit (local or seasonal). Drink a glass of tea or water.
2. A bowl of whole-grain oatmeal with some cinnamon (note: not cinnamon sugar as that has many extra calories) and raisins with a little soy milk.
This is a powerful breakfast full that is filling and nutritious. It is high in fiber and phyotochemicals as well.
For Americans, the 4th of July is a day to celebrate our freedoms with family, friends, and food. Since drinks and unhealthy food are part of the traditional party, you need to plan ahead. Some ideas below:
1. Alcoholic Drinks are full of empty calories. Instead of mindlessly imbibing all day long, have a drink or two of what you love (favorite beer, glass of wine, mixed drink). Afterwards, drink water or club soda. Drinking alcohol should not be necessary to enjoying life.
2. Avoid snacking all day on junk food. Instead, have carrot sticks or other healthy alternatives like fruit. An apple or orange can discreetly fit inside many purses. If you are going away from home or to another party, consider bringing some whole foods to share with others.
3. Prepare an awesome salad with lots of fresh vegetables and plan to have it as part of your lunch and dinner instead of burgers, brats, etc.
Enjoy the fireworks and be safe.
Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea) are Cruciferous vegetables which are an extremely low-calorie food and it has been part of the European diet for hundreds of years. They provide good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. Scientific research has suggested that they contain a number phytochemcials which are antioxidants and help prevent some forms of cancer. This is a highly recommended food for the Wedding Diet and you can eat it in unlimited quantities. Enjoy!
1. The Wedding Diet is plant-based. Although it not necessary to become a vegan or vegetarian, animal products like meat, fish, and eggs should only be consumed occasionally (a few times a month). 95% of what you eat on this diet will be plants.
2. This is a whole foods diet, including fresh fruits, many vegtables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Processed foods should be avoided. The ‘three white poisons’ of sugar, flour, and salt should be used very sparingly. This means no more fast food hamburgers. Instead, you will eat foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. Also, it is important to note that eating ‘tofu dogs’ and chips for dinner is a bad choice, even if they were purchased at an upscale health food store. A better dinner would include a large leafy-green salad, steamed vegetables, brown rice, and blueberries for dessert. Even so-called ‘healthy’ processed food should be avoided.
3. The key to this diet is a large variety of low-calorie, high-nutrient foods. Unlike some diets that suggest only eating one kind of food (like the Grapefruit Diet), this plan suggests consuming a wide diversity of great tasting natural food.
Bottom Line: besides just helping one lose weight fast, the Wedding Diet include phytochemials, fiber, and the good fats that will increase your overall fitness as well.
The purpose of this blog is to offer the best advice for brides who want to look absolutely fabulous on their wedding day. The daily ideas that will be provided here are safe, effective, and fast. Unlike many fad diets, this is an evidence-based scientific program designed from the best peer-reviewed research.
The framework for this diet is very simple; however, changing eating habits is often hard, especially after years of enjoying non-healthy options.
Using the best data from the fields of nutrition and positive psychology, this blog will assist anyone who is committed to making some lifestyle changes in order to get healthy and lose weight.