This week I will share with you one tip each day that has had a lasting impact on my health and fitness goals.
Tip #1 Eliminate all oils from your diet.
This may be a tough one to wrap your head around as olive oil and other oils have been heavily promoted as healthy. But hear me out, when I first started on my weight loss journey I was eating tons of olive oil in my food. I was cooking it with vegetables, adding it to my salads and slathering it on bread. But one of the problems with olive oil is how it relates to calorie density.
2 tablespoons of olive oil is 239 calories and 27g of fat.
Compare that to 9 cups of broccoli which has 240 calories and 0g fat.
Which will fill you up more?
For about 250 calories you can also eat:
4 cups of air popped popcorn
4.5 cups of zucchini
3 pounds of tomatoes
4 pounds of mushrooms
1 whole head of cabbage
3 slices whole wheat bread
5 pounds of celery
The above examples will fill you up more than 2 tablespoons of olive oil ever could. So save the calories to eat something more filling and with virtually no fat.
-Ditch the oil and eat your salad with oil free dressing (recipe here).
-Cook your vegetables with vegetable stock.
-When dining out ask for dressing on the side or fresh lemon juice.