Foods & Condiments that Make Dieting Easier
As you will soon see all of these are not “foods” per se but they all make the process of dieting much easier. They are nice additions to your already boring diet, or simply make the process of dieting easier by providing more satiation, or simply fulfilling that sweet tooth. Shortly after writing this I soon discovered more foods from the members at the Lean Bulk Forum. So look for a “Part II” in the future. In no specific order:
Walden Farms Pancake Syrup – Walden Farms makes a variety of zero calorie sauces and foods, but the pancake syrup is by far the darling of the group. It doesn’t have the distinct sugar alcohol taste that other low sugar syrups do (because it doesn’t contain sugar alcohols), and more importantly tastes similar to the full calorie maple syrups on the market. My favorite use of it is on a simple oatmeal and egg pancake:
2 whole eggs
7 egg whites
45 grams of oatmeal
*Mix it all together and heat up a small pan. Spray the pan lightly with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Pour the mix into the pan and let it cook until small bubbles appear in the top of the batter. Flip, let cook for an additional minute and it should be ready. Cover it in Walden Farms pancake syrup and cinnamon. Add fruit if it fits your macros.
Sugar Free Jello – If you are like me you can finish a meal and often feel unsatisfied or have a craving for something sweet. These little cups are only 10 calories but definitely help feed the sweet tooth. They come in a variety of flavors so they rarely get stale. You can even opt for slightly more calories (60) and try the sugar free pudding. A lot of guys on the Lean Bulk forum are using the mixable packets and adding protein and other good flavors to them. Buying them in bulk at Costco saves some money.
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce – This is a zero calorie sauce that adds a hot flavor to almost any food. It’s not overwhelming and you don’t need a lot of it to
add a lot of flavor. It literally tastes great on everything including eggs, egg whites, chicken, tilapia, lean ground turkey. There is really nothing that I have not tried it on.
Sugar & Calorie Free Drinks – There are a variety of zero calorie drinks on the market. Find your favorite and enjoy. Things like green tea are probably best for fat loss, but even energy drinks like Monster Zero can make your day more enjoyable. Crystal Light is also extremely popular and comes in a variety of flavors. Black tea has a variety of benefits, which I have previously listed in a thread at Lean Bulk. You can get even more extreme and get a powdered fat burner drink like PES’s Alphamine.
Metamucil – Many people think this tastes bad but drinking it just before your meal will make you feel significantly fuller throughout the day. You can also do things like add sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and Vitamin C to make it taste more like a sweet orange soda drink. It has been shown to lower the insulin response from carbohydrate meals, and presumed to be doing this by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates . Another added benefit is it’s ability to lower cholesterol .
Hopefully you can use some of these foods during your diet. Feel free to share more ideas on the Lean Bulk forum.
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