Recipes include:Lite Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
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Just about any weight loss program will advise people to drink adequate water, because it’s true: hydration is essential for good health and good weight loss. However, especially in the early part of a weight loss effort, plain water is boring. So why not try some of these recipes?
The low-calorie offerings include the Spiced Tea (0 calories), the Lite Orange Shake (38 calories), Lite Orange Imitation Sangria (40 calories), Cold Strawberry Refresher (40 calories), the Cold Raspberry Refresher (76 calories) and the Lite Imitation Cappucino (12 calories). You’ll also save on calories compared to the regular versions with the Thick Chocolate Almost-Malt (222 calories compared to 624 in a regular malt), the Lite Milk Shake (137 calories compared to 425 for a regular milk shake), and the Lite Orange Imitation Sangria (40 calories compared to 150 for a regular sangria). So, you can continue to enjoy your favorite beverages and save calories as well!
Important note: the intended audience for this cookbook includes those who are looking for lower-fat, lesser-calorie alternatives to full-calorie beverages. (Most recipes have 0 g fat, some have 1-4 g of fat per serving.) While 2 of the recipes in this cookbook have 0 calories, most do not...in other words, this is not a zero-calorie beverages cookbook. In addition, those on a low-carb diet may—or may not—find the recipes useful or applicable to them.
Nonalcoholic BeveragesMake-Your-Own Flavored Water
(most can be made without alcohol as well)
Several studies have shown that people who consume soup before a meal eat measurably fewer calories during the meal than those who have nothing prior to mealtime. Soup can be filling and satisfying without having an excess of calories. It can, in itself, be a meal (or a snack).
This cookbook has soup recipes which are generally lower in calories than their full-calorie counterparts. Avoiding fillers such as cornstarch and including healthy ingredients makes them more nutritious and less fattening. Even better, the recipes taste great, too! Time after time I've received compliments on these recipes from people who are watching their weight, and people who aren't (and seem surprised that they're eating a lower-calorie recipe).
So try these out, and enjoy!
Important note: this is not a cookbook with zero calorie soups. Those looking for zero (or nearly zero) calorie soups can use commercially prepared low-calorie soups, broth, or bouillons. While the calories per serving of the soups in this cookbook are under 200 calories per serving, they aren't zero. In particular, stews and chilis will never reach under 50 calories per serving due to the characteristic nature of their ingredients.
Also, this the recipes are not necessarily low-carb. Because of all the vegetables, they have carbs, in some cases lots of carbs, but they're GOOD, healthy carbs.
SoupsEasy Vegetable Soup
ChilisUnbelievably Good Chili
A lot of excess calories can come from between-meal or after-meal snacks. The USDA has recommended that no more than 10% of someone's daily calories come from snack foods (or recreational eating; that is, food eaten just for fun and not for nutrition).
Of course, we call want to get the most out of our snack foods, and some snacks can be nutritional and satisfying at the same time. Other foods (often called junk foods) have little or no nutritional value…we just eat them because they taste good.
Nonetheless, lower-calorie versions of even junk foods exist. Making food at home can decrease the calorie count or fat content significantly, eliminate a lot of unnecessary additives and preservatives, and enhance the flavor and portion size.
In this cookbook, every effort has been made to find snack foods that are filling but have fewer calories and/or less fat than their commercial versions. You may even enjoy these more than ones you buy in the store!
Important note: this is not a cookbook with zero calorie (or near-zero calorie) snacks. Those looking for such snacks may be better off buying 100-calorie packs of snack foods from the store. The very nature of these snack foods and their ingredients mean that the calorie count will never be zero, or even close to it.
Also, these recipes are not necessarily low-carb. Some have higher carbs because they include sugars, but in a lot of cases they have higher carbs due to ingredients such as milk, yogurt, or fruit, which are GOOD, healthy carbs.
The importance of a good breakfast cannot be overstated. Breakfast fuels your body for the day and reduces feelings of hunger for the rest of the day (especially if the breakfast includes protein). Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are healthier than those who don't.
The key to a great, healthy breakfast is to find foods that you love, which are also low-calorie and easy to make. This cookbook contains recipes for a wide variety of foods, for just about every taste. All are under 250 calories per serving. To make a more hearty meal, you could add one (8 oz.) glass of skim milk and a half glass (4 oz.) of orange juice, if desired.
All recipes include calories, fat, fiber, carbs, and protein content per serving.
The main meal of the day can be filling without a high calorie count. The important components of a good main dish are healthy ingredients, a low calorie count, and a high protein count. Protein is what gives a feeling of fullness, and satisfies hunger.
In this cookbook, I have included main dishes using chicken, beef, and fish, as well as recipes which do not have red meat or fish. All recipes are under 300 calories per serving, and many are well under 300 calories per serving.
Important note: this is not a cookbook with zero calorie (or near-zero calorie) recipes. The very nature of these main dishes and their ingredients mean that the calorie count will never be zero, or even close to it. Those looking for minimal calorie main dishes are advised to seek commercial preparations specifically made for very low calorie diets.
Also, these recipes are not necessarily low-carb. With healthy ingredients such as fat-free milk and vegetables, they often include GOOD carbs.
Salads and side dishes enhance a meal. The difficulty I had when losing weight, however, was to find a salad dressing, or a salad or side dish, which was tasty but not loaded with calories. These dressings, saucers, side dishes, and salads are all under 250 calories per serving.
All recipes include calories, fat, fiber, carbs, and protein content per serving.
Disclaimer: The contents of these cookbooks may not be construed as a medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, claim, or substitute for a physician's care. Consult a physician or other health care provider before starting a weight loss or exercise program. Joan's results are not typical (most people who lose weight gain it back within 5 years), and she cannot guarantee you will have the same results. Your results are up to you!
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