I tend to find clients who come to me struggling to lose weight, actually have a diet full of hidden calories which are a little more difficult to tackle than the more obvious cakes and biscuits. This hidden type can be in ‘healthy’ food which isn’t necessarily bad for us, just something we need to be mindful of.
So here are the top 5 culprits.
1.Oil – yes olive oil is good for the heart, but at 100 calories/ tablespoon – it aint great for the waist line. So simply make use of a spray oil to use less and still get that nice even coating of good fat for your salad/cooking.
2.Fruit – WHAT? yes you read it here first, there seems to be more and more people eating a whole lot of fruit for snacks in the bid to be healthy. Whilst fruit contains fibre and lots of vitamins which we want, too much can start to add up in calories. So try to have no more than 80g 3 times a day and instead of adding it to breakfast, why not use it for a snack to space things out a little? – don’t forget to make up the rest of your 5 a day with vegetables.
3. Coffee- Swop your latte for an americano – approx 172 calories vs 11 (plus this will also save you some £££ too as americanos tend to be that little bit cheaper).
4.Carbohydrates- Weigh out your carbs: Pasta and rice appear so small before we cook them that we end up making too much. It takes you 20 minutes to realise your full by which time you have eaten the lot anyway. So just get into the habit of weighing your portions out.
5. Bought Lunch- You are far more likely to make a healthy lunch after dinner which you can eat the next day than you are to choose a healthy option at lunch time when your A/ are starving and B/ in a rush.
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