Non-fat Doesn’t Mean Non-Tasty

For some of us the day comes when we need to cut calories and fat. It can be very depressing to suddenly stop our former way of eating. It’s like a death. But a good diet brings life and a higher quality one at that. Use juicy foods like fresh tomatoes and steamed onions to flavor pasta or rice and if your diet allows salt, a bit of soy sauce helps as well. Some diets allow a tiny bit of maple syrup, which can also be used to flavor. When you have a salad with a little vinegar on it and put it on the same plate as your entree, the vinegar will mingle with the soy, onions, tomatoes and spices. If you’re new at this, you’ll get the hang of it. Good luck, good health.

 

Suellen Ocean is the author of Gold River one of her books for a buck available at Amazon.

Just Think of the Calories You’ll Save by Omitting Butter

My father used to say, “You want bread on that butter?” because my sister and I gobbled so much of the creamy, yellow fat onto our crusty French bread. I have been omitting it for years and now find the taste of butter foreign. Substitute olive oil, it makes nice garlic bread, people have been doing this for years. It takes time and patience to change a diet but you can do it. You’ll get used to no butter and you’ll omit many calories of which all are fat.

 

Suellen Ocean is the author of Gold River one of her books for a buck available at Amazon.

Save Calories By Cooking Without Oil

The key to cooking without oil is to use a cast iron skillet, no-stick spray and low heat. Follow the directions carefully on the no-stick spray then put your garlic, onions and sliced mushrooms in the sprayed cast iron skillet. Cover but leave a crack so the steam can escape. After three or four minutes at low heat, crack your eggs and add the whites then cover again leaving a crack for steam to escape and cook until the whites are done. With toasted bagels and a salad with juicy tomatoes, this is a tasty omelet-like dish.

 

Suellen Ocean is the author of Gold River one of her books for a buck available at Amazon.

It’s Hard To Stay On A Diet But That 15-Minute Rule

Really works. If you wait 15 minutes and you are still hungry then maybe you need more to eat but I’ve found that second helping I was dying for 15 minutes ago is unappealing because I’ve allowed that time to let my digestive system work on the food I already ate and give me the full feeling so desperately needed while dieting. It doesn’t always work, sometimes you are just famished and nothing will stop you but if you can, have one helping then wait fifteen minutes or more before you have another helping.

 

Suellen Ocean is the author of Gold River one of her books for a buck available at Amazon.

Save Calories By Letting The Veggies Cook Themselves

It’s not as much fun to cook without oil but it protects those who have high cholesterol. Using cooking spray correctly (heat it in the pan first) then adding vegetables like mushrooms, onions, zucchini, celery, garlic, etc. then putting a lid on it and turning the burner down to low, will saute’ them. Be careful that you don’t overcook them, unless you enjoy them well cooked. Add them to brown rice or some great fresh bread, throw in a salad with only a dash of vinegar and there you have a low-fat (non fat?) meal that will be satiating and keep you and/or your loved ones around for a while.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Gold River, one of her books for a buck available at Amazon.