3 ways to cut down on fat and reduce calories

Cutting down on fats is that thing everyone knows they have to do at one point, but the sheer thought of giving up some of our preferred culinary treats can move us to tears. I’m here to tell you that doesn’t have to be the case and we can still enjoy the delights of home cooked treats while still looking out for out health. Most of you are probably wondering what the secret is but the truth is, there’s no secret. Or better said, there’s no ONE particular secret. It’s more of mix of elements that come together to form a very effective. That being said, it’s time to take a look at how we can get rid of some pounds without necessarily giving up what we treasure most in the kitchen.

No more fried food

Deep fried food is not healthy at all, as you might know by now. While the results of deep frying can be very tasty and easy to get attached to as a regular meal in the household, the aftermath is less enticing, with different health problems resulting from the high levels of fat which form from eating the oily, deep fried, often times breaded dishes.

This is where the toaster over comes in. Toaster ovens are smaller in size than your normal stove oven and can fit on a kitchen counter. You can look at it as the new microwave, but healthier. Toaster ovens let you bake pretty much anything, and the results of cooking with a toaster oven can be seen not only on the hips, but also on the faces of your smiling friends, family or guests who have tasted your toaster oven cooked treats. There’s no limit to what you can cook with it. You can go for a full chicken roast as there is no problem in fitting a small chicken. Some toaster ovens even come with their own skewer that you can cook the chicken on. Other meat can be cooked as well, and vegetables can be steamed or baked. Speaking of baking, you can be sure that desserts are also included on the list of do’s.

It’s important to make sure that you buy the right kind of toaster oven, because they come in different sized and with different features. This toaster over buying guide should help you with that.

Restricting ourselves

Sometimes, when we are hungry and don’t get what we want, we act exactly like kids do. Therefore it’s only appropriate that we treat ourselves as kids when it comes to desserts or sweets. Sweets are something most people can take a liking into, but they can really come back to bite you. That’s why it’s important to limit the amount of sugar we consume. Just as you would reward a child with a cookie after a good or out of the ordinary deed, so could you reward yourself with a sweet treat like just a couple of cookies or a cup of ice cream after you’ve finished an important goal. Have a lot of work to do? Tell yourself that you’re getting a slice of pie when it’s all done. Need to finish reading a book you don’t quite want to read? Choose a challenging number of books and give yourself a cookie every time you pass that number. Small tricks like this can not only help you cut down on sugar but also complete important tasks at hand.

Healthy alternatives

It’s not about the way we prepare our food but also about what kind of food we are preparing in the first place. If you’re the kind that likes to eat a lot of pasta, there’s a trick you can use to cut down on the carbs without giving up your favorite pasta dish. You can run zucchini through a shredder to get long, thin noodles that resemble spaghetti. The proper pasta dinner sauce and condiments on top and you have yourself the perfect cover. Yes, it’s not real past so it won’t taste exactly like pasta, but you’d be surprised of how similar it can taste. It’s all about tricking your body into believing it’s pasta, so it won’t backlash at you later on.

These simple quality of life tips can really help you lose some weight and most importantly take care of your health. The tricky part about fat is that we don’t realize how much of it we consume normally, so it’s harder to take into account when we’ve had too much calories in a day. But these simple changes will make sure that you cut down considerably without altering your lifestyle or denying yourself your favorite things.

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