❤️Happy Saturday! Are you going to eat out tonight? 👉Burritos may seem healthy, but the kind you get at a restaurant has more than just rice and beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. A single flour tortilla at Chipotle is 300 calories, and that doesn't even include the cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and other fatty add-ons. ☺️Tip: Order your burrito in a bowl, and stick to the healthy stuff: black beans, brown rice, lean protein, and lots of veggies.
👉Energy bars are loaded with sugar and carbs and are high on the glycemic index. Eat one while sitting at your desk, and you'll feel the sugar rush—and then the crash. 😉Tip: Not really built for every day snacking, If you're going on a three-hour bike ride, for instance, you'll need to stop and eat about halfway through in order to have enough energy to pedal yourself home. But these are packed with fuel that will need to be burnt!!
🧀👉Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, but of course, it's full of fat and calories. An ounce of cheddar, for example, contains 113 calories and 9 grams of fat (6 saturated). Tip: Limit your portions, but don't reach for low-fat varieties. A small serving of full-fat cheese is more satisfying (not to mention it tastes better). Your best bets: fresh feta or goat cheese. They contain a fatty acid that helps you feel full and burn more fat.
We talk again about the sneaky diet saboteurs... Frozen Fruit sometimes can be one of them!😱 👉Frozen fruit is just as good as fresh, and in fact, Health's contributing nutrition editor always has some in her freezer. But did you know that many brands add sugar?😵 Tip: Check the ingredients list. It should contain just one ingredient: the fruit!!🍉🍓🍍
Making protein vs eating protein.🤓 Whether it’s from a plant or animal source, the protein you eat doesn’t immediately supply you with protein because it comes from a different organism, and it is designed for the particular needs of that organism. Your body breaks down the consumed protein into amino acid components and then does some restructuring to build protein you can use. For a healthy protein snack...TRY THIS:😋 👉Salmon Pops with Dill Sauce💕
Protein snack: Yogurt😋 With about 140 calories and 12 grams of protein per serving, yogurt* makes one tasty source of healthy protein, not to mention other good things, such as vitamin A, phosphorus, and calcium. Yogurt’s protein density and mild flavor make it an ideal base for a variety of healthy snacks. TRY THIS: Greek Yogurt Pops💕😍 Freeze some fruit and some yogurt in paper cups to make a high-protein snack that’s also a delightful frozen treat!
🥚EGGS EGGS EGGS!🥚 Eggs are one of the few foods that should be classified as "superfoods." One large egg has 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and a variety of other nutrients, including vitamin D, riboflavin, and selenium. Combine that nutrient profile with flavor and versatility, and you’ve got an ideal source of lean protein. In fact, eggs are pretty much the perfect food. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.
Protein, protein, protein! We hear about it so often, but what is this wonder substance and what foods should we eat to get enough of it?...😉 To be your best self, you should snack on a range of nutrient-rich, healthy protein snacks that are low in fat and calories. TRY THIS: No-Bake Protein Bars💕 If you’re trying to prepare most of your own food, these no-bake bars, a quick alternative to their packaged counterparts, are an awesome choice!!!😍
What are the sneaky diet saboteurs?😲 Cereal is one of them!! Starting your day with a bowl of cereal can give you a dose of whole grains, fibre, and protein—or it can load you up with sugar and sodium.😵 Tip: Read the box closely: your cereal should contain at least 3 grams of fibre and no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving, and whole grains should be at the top of the ingredients list.🤓 😍
The obvious choice is our Formulite range – tasty and nutrient dense meal replacements made for Bariatric / WLS patients🙂 They whip up beautifully without needing a blender! Second – BN Purely Protein (1 heaped tbsp = 20g protein) Milk, Cacao 2 tsp, 2 tsp honey and you’re good to go. Get your protein on with Protein Perfection Protein waters, easily mixed in the BN Shaker – all providing complete amino acids to support your weight loss journey, without letting go you precious muscle tissue.
Whole milk🙂 Milk really does do your body good: it's packed with vitamins A and D, protein, and calcium. A cup of whole milk, however, sets you back nearly 150 calories and 8 grams of fat. 😍Tip: You could switch to low-fat or non-fat milk and save up to 70 calories per cup, but some experts believe that the fat in whole milk makes it more satiating. Even non-fat milk contains 80 calories per cup, so no matter which you choose, mind your portions!!👍
Do you love OMELETTE?💕... We love do😍 but...did you know it can be a sneaky diet saboteur? Eggs are one of the best ways to start your day. They're loaded with protein and vitamin D, plus hard-to-get choline. However, an omelette can quickly turn from metabolism-booster to waist-widener when you load it with cheese and fatty meats. Tip: Fill your omelette with veggies instead, which adds fibre and nutrients in addition to big flavour! Keep following us for more sneaky diet saboteurs!!😉
LOOK GREAT...FEEL GREAT!!💕 The weekend is a great time to fill the cupboards with your staple foods that help to keep you on track! 👉Here is a list of some great options – it’s a good reminder of some foods you might not have used in a while, or an opportunity to try something you don’t normally include What are the foods that you are loving after your surgery? What are the food you miss? And do you have healthy substitutes you can share😉
😉You may be patting yourself on the back for choosing a wrap over a couple slices of bread. It turns out that many varieties are actually worse for your waistline than a couple slices of whole grain bread. A Mission Spinach Wrap, for example, racks up 210 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 440 milligrams of belly-bloating sodium—and that's before you even add any toppings!!💕 Keep reading to know the tip!!💕
Do you like TOFU?💕 Here is something you should know... 🙂 ⚠️Stop sabotaging your diet...and keep following us for more info and tips about these healthy—but sneaky—foods! Tofu is packed with iron, calcium, and protein, and a half-cup raw contains just 94 calories. Problem is, it can also sponge up the oil you're cooking with, turning your healthy meal into a fat bomb. Tip: Stick to just 1 tablespoon of oil when making a stir fry, or try one of these healthy tofu recipes.
Happy Sunday!😉 Are you going to eat sushi this week? Here is something you should know 😱 Stop sabotaging your diet...and keep following us for more info and tips about these healthy—but sneaky—foods! 👉SUSHI...😋 Raw fish alone will hardly put a dent in your calorie intake. Special sushi rolls are another story. They often come with rich, high-calorie ingredients such as cream cheese, spicy mayo, tempura-battered shrimp, and lots of white rice. Keep reading! Knowledge is power!!🤓