Low calorie foods that taste great are all around us, but they're a little harder to find than that greasy slice of pizza or cheeseburger. One of the ways Asian women stay so skinny is by eating common food that is low in calories but still tastes good. Here is a few foods that will help you win the battle of the bulge and get the lean look you're after!
Low Calorie Foods That Taste Great!
Low calorie foods often have a reputation for tasting horrible, and it's easy to see why with most of the so-called "diet" food for sale in our grocery stores comes loaded with chemical preservatives and other unnatural compounds!
You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the prince, and the same goes for low calorie food in terms of taste. Let's look at a few items you can add to your daily menu that will help you lose weight AND still feel satisfied.
1. It's time to go nuts – A handful of organic and natural nuts can be one of the most tasty and filling snacks you can eat while on a calorie-restricted diet.
Asian women love them, I can remember my Chinese Mother always giving them to my sisters and I when we were little as a treat, and I've never lost that habit when losing weight without starving.
Nuts work when dieting because the fiber, protein, and healthy fats that they contain actually stimulate the metabolism in a way that helps burn fat. And they do this while simultaneously lowering insulin levels in the blood, which can stop weight loss in its tracks.
You'll also feel full longer longer with the same calories coming from nuts versus another sources of food because of the protein they offer. Often times a handful of nuts that is only 100-150 calories can make you feel full between lunch and dinner, which keeps you from cheating!
2. An American favorite that Asians love – Is there anything better than a fresh apple with some organic peanut butter spread onto it? That wonderful combination of salty and sweet tastes is not common in Asia, but in the USA it's one of our favorite trees!
You have to go easy on the peanut butter, less is more in this case when trying to lose weight. But even if you overdo it you'll still wind up with a total calorie count of roughly 150-200 … which is perfect as a snack to rev up your energy and get you to your next major meal without having to resort to the Vending machine at work or another mistake.
Apples have natural sugar, but do not fear it as our bodies have evolved over time to process that sugar without a spike in our insulin levels. This is unlike the processed and refined sugars in man-made food, which should be avoided as much as possible.
The next time you want to eat a big piece of cake …