I was at my in-laws’ place for lunch yesterday, and my mother-in-law made this amazing low-calorie soup!
It got me thinking about calorie density and how important it is when trying to lose weight.
Because seriously, who wants to deal with hunger and cravings?
Here’s the secret: focus on foods that are low in calorie density.
Basically, go for foods that fill you up without packing on the calories.
We want tasty stuff that won’t leave us starving!
Calorie-dense foods are those that provide a significant amount of calories in a small serving size. These foods are often high in fats and/or sugars. Here are some examples of calorie-dense foods:
- Nuts and Nut Butters
- Oils and Fats
- Dried Fruits
- Sweets and Desserts
- Fried Foods
- Processed Meats
- Fast Food
- Caloric Beverages
- Granola and Granola Bars
Instead, go for foods that are not very calorie-dense. These type of foods are typically high in water content, fiber, and nutrients while being relatively low in calories. These foods can help you feel full and satisfied without consuming excessive calories. Here are some examples:
- Lean Proteins
- Whole Grains
- Egg Whites
- Low-Fat Dairy
- Broth-Based Soups
- Non-Caloric Beverages
- Spices and Herbs
Focus on calorie density is just ONE of dozens of not-so-obvious tricks that we are going to use in the 20 in 6 Challenge to get you better and faster weight loss results than ever before. But you’ll want to sign up ASAP if you want in, because spots are filling fast:
To your success!