Ask the Experts: Healthy Eating

Simple Water

Stop reaching for the soda and get a bottle of water instead. You should drink about 64 ounces of water a day, and best of all. Water helps kick start your morning metabolism and if you constantly are sipping on water, you will find your food cravings will diminish.

For something nice, add a slice of fresh lemon and a mint sprig to it.

Fish, Simple as That

We do not mean actually go fishing, although it is great to do. We mean eat more fish, and go to your local fish monger and get fresh white fish. Grill or broil it with some garlic and lemon on it for a great low calories meal, that is loaded with good for you oil and antioxidants.

Under 40 Calorie Foods

Nothing beats a doctor approved exercise regime, however if you want to feast on some foods that are under 40 calories, then the following list is a partial list. Yes UNDER 40 calories is possible, and they are good to boot.

  • Fresh Asparagus 27 Calories PER CUP. Try grilling it, you will love it.
  • Broccoli 31 calories a cup.
  • Brussels Sprouts 38 calories per cup. Try grilling them basted with EVOO and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Lettuce 5 calories PER CUP. Try tossing in a light vinaigrette with some black pepper.
  • Tomatoes at about 27 calories for a medium sized one. A little salt sprinkled on them.
  • Red Pepper 30 calories per half cup. Stuff with Kale and Garlic and grill for a meal less than one hundred calories.

An Apple a Day

Want a great filling breakfast, and one that will not kill the calorie count? Try an apple, as the average medium apple is only about 100 calories and if crammed with fiber. So yes an apple a day will keep the pounds away.

Eat Chocolate. Yes We Said This.

Yes, you read us right. If you get a sweet tooth, and want a sweet, rich snack that is not a calorie killer. Then grab a one ounce piece of Dark Chocolate to satisfy you. At about 170 calories it will be an indulgent treat. It has antioxidants can help reduce the risk of blood clots and lower blood pressure and inflammation as well as improve insulin resistance. A recent study even found that those who indulged in a little bit of chocolate five times a week were slimmer than those who didn’t.

Curb Night Time Sweet Cravings

It is an hour before bed time, and you have a massive sweet attack. Cant resist it? Well, here are a couple of suggestions to curb the sweet tooth in a heatlhy way.

  • Try taking a half an apple, and spread about 1 Tsp of Peanut Butter on it. You will be able to go to bed knowing you did not blow the diet.
  • Or a fresh Fig half, spread with Ricotta cheese. Sweet and a little savory always hits the spot.
  • Take a stalk of celery, spread some almond butter or peanut butter on it, about 1 Tsp.