Counting Calories For Weight Loss is a Pain in Your Neck?
Vegetable or Fruit First:
I understand what you mean, it is such a hassle to have to remember what you eat and then count it. When you eat, try to eat your vegetable or fruit first. These are SAFE food to eat as much as you want, whenever you want. No measuring cups or calorie tables required. After you finished your vegetables or fruits, then turn to your real meal. You will find that your meal portion will decrease because your body won’t crave it as much.
The high water and fiber content in most vegetables and fruits makes your stomach feel full faster, and it will help you not to overeat.
Here are three simple suggestions on how to add more veggies and fruits to your dinner:
1.Try starting your meal with a low-density Indonesian salad or soup (just watch the dressings and sodium) to help fill you up, so you eat less of your entrée
2.Instead of frying your chicken, try baking it, with the same ingredients, but less fat, the result will compensate for the diminished taste
3.Vegetables when fried, breaded, or immersed in heavy dressings aren’t healthy. Steaming is the way to go. Smart choices include choosing the right dressing for your vegetables and using the right amount. Don’t overdo your salad dressings. Try our famous Indonesian Peanut Butter Dressing, called Gado Gado. See my recipe Section for this wonderful dish.