A Tasty Replacement For Your Belly-Bulging Snack
I recently read an article on WebMd about all of the unhealthy, fattening foods Americans absolutely love. Yes, I also enjoy eating 90% of the foods which were on the list, but I can live without them, especially after reading what they can do to my waistline and thighs. However, some people take their unhealthy, eating habits a little too far. A bacontini… seriously, people? We really have got to cut these foods out of our daily diets. I have a satisfying and healthy alternative for every greasy, saturated fatty, and bugling-belly meal.
Ice Cream– A half cup of regular vanilla ice cream with no toppings is already 230 calories. Opt for a slow-churned ice cream or frozen yogurt (100 calories per half cup).
Potato Chips– There is no way you can only eat one, two, or even eight chips. You know once you open that bag your going to eat about five handfuls. I don’t even want to know how many calories that “little snack” is. Pop open a bag of fat-free popcorn instead.
Fatty, Red Meat– One of my favorite red meats is prime rib, and I was quite upset to see how many calories prime rib racks up on. I guess we will keep the prime rib for special occasions such as Christmas. There’s still delicious, lean replacements: sirloin, tenderloin and flank steaks. Your portion of meat should be the size of your fist… not your plate.
Cheesy, Meaty Pizza– Yes.. as good as it sounds, it ain’t good for ya! You know this is just a pile of grease on crust. Make your pizza healthier by topping it off with delicious, crunchy veggies on a whole-wheat crust.
Double Cheeseburgers– I suggest you skip breakfast, lunch and snack-time if you plan one having a double cheeseburger for dinner. Make things easier on yourself and your waistline and have a turkey burger on a whole wheat bun. I usually always order or cook a turkey burger because it so much healthier and tastes almost exactly the same. If you have to have your ground beef, go with lean.
Buffets… All-you-can-eat– All I can tell you is just stay away from these.
Donuts– As yummy as they are, they are not good for you by any means. If you work out regularly then ok, you may have just ONE once in a blue moon. Make extra time for breakfast in the morning and eat something substantial like whole wheat toast, fresh fruit or an omelet with veggies.
Sodas– I honestly believe sodas are addicting. My roommate has to have her Diet Dr Pepper every day, and just because it’s diet does not make it the least bit healthy. I use to enjoy my daily Coca-Colas, but I learned that the more I would replace my soda urge with a glass of iced water, it would help keep me from eating while I’m bored. Some people think they are hungry when actually your body only needs an 8 ounce glass of water.
We all need to start eating healthier. It will pay off in the long run. If your feeling hungry and need a snack, go for a handful of almonds or a cup of yogurt or fresh fruit. As for the bacontini, just stick with a regular martini, y’all. Good luck!