I was puzzled by this question when I spent 3 weeks on a diet. And I wanted to stay the same slim. Then I began to look for low-calorie foods. The list came out pretty impressive.
I liked it very much, as the menu turned out to be varied and not annoying.
It turned out that in cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes and leaf lettuce – less than 20 calories. And I ate salads every day for breakfast, adding lemon juice. Onions and green onions, green beans also included in the diet.
The following calories are green and sweet red pepper, celery, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, cauliflower, pumpkin, mushrooms. They contain only 20-30 calories. I cooked vegetable stew, added onions, eggplants, cabbage, sweet peppers, mushrooms. All together very tasty work. And most importantly, such a dish is not caloric at all – only 35 calories.
Good does not mean tasteless
Grapefruits, limes, watermelons, peaches, cantaloupe, nectarines, lean fat yogurt. The only thing I bought was a low-fat kefir. A grapefruit at all could not eat at first. But then I learned that if you clean off the film, the bitterness will go away. And during the day snacking. Especially because the fruit contains a huge amount of vitamin C.
Carrot sticks always took with them for a snack. It was winter, the fruits are expensive, and there is not any benefit from them. And in the summer I already indulged myself, bought gooseberries, cherries, pears. They contain 50-60 calories, you can afford for breakfast or dinner.
Grapes, kiwi, black currants and cherries ate once a week. Since they are quite high in calories.
Soup soup soup!
Most people associate soup with fatty, rich broth. But it is very caloric and harmful.
I like vegetable soups, naturally, on the water. Green beans, carrots, onions, greens. And in the afternoon I allowed myself to eat croutons with soup. And, by the way, I got so used to it that now I often cook for a family. The son does not eat soup with meat at all.
I really like olives and did not expect them to be on the list of allowed products. But it turns out that olives are saturated with fatty acids, which burn cholesterol in the best way, and also improve skin condition.
I didn’t need anything else, I could only sit on some olives.
But for the stomach it would be very bad. And I decided that we need to find cereals, which are not very high in calories. Since they contain a lot of nutrients.
Then, in some article I read that in barley porridge the least calories. And she started cooking porridge for herself for breakfast, but without butter. Added dried apricots and prunes. The next cereal was wheat and buckwheat. They have more calories, but one porridge bothers. I alternated them, and in the summer I added fresh fruit.
So I sometimes eat, so that the stomach rests from heavy food. And lose those extra calories.
Do you count calories? Or consider it unnecessary?