Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Daily Fit Tip: Cut the fat and easily lose weight

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Losing weight doesn't necessarily require major life changes. Although adopting great habits is certainly for the best, you can absolutely avoid hunger and eat the same amount of food you always have by simply eliminating two ingredients. Butter and oil. Yes, margarine falls in the butter category too. For example, in my book there isn't a thing wrong with any version of lean meat; it's what we do to it that makes it so hideously fattening.

Do you know that one ounce of unsalted butter packs 141 calories of which 140 come from fat? One tablespoon of Olive Oil packs 119 completely fat-laden calories. Grilled chicken breast 210 calories, 30 from fat. Fried chicken breast 410 calories, 150 from fat. Only difference is chicken #2 was cooked in OIL! Chicken #1 saves you 200 calories! Do that throughout the day and you'd lose several pounds per week!

So, here's how you make the change. Eat the same amount of meat you've always eaten, just don't fry or sauté it. Instead you can bake, broil, boil, grill, roast, toast, barbecue, microwave or Lean Mean Grilling' machine your food. Butter and oil are used to flavor your food and make sure it doesn't stick to the pan. A better option is to choose one of the bazillion healthier options such as: catsup, mustard, vinegar, barbecue, teriyaki, soy, jerk, or marinara sauce (all fat free). Teflon prevents sticking. Catsup shouldn't go in a car and oil shouldn't go in your body. Be choosy about the food you eat and you'll be on your way to smaller jeans and a healthier heart to boot.

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