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low fat low carb recipes will aid you in losing weight fast
Low fat low carb recipes has great medicinal value and weight loss benefits. As you know, eating too much of these high calorie, high fat foods can result in obesity and damage one's health. Because Americans have become aware of the serious diseases that are associated with obesity through the media, more and more Americans are preparing their meals using low fat low carb recipes.
Overweight or obese individuals can lose weight much faster and reap greater health benefits on a low fat low carb diet than on a low fat or a low carb diet alone. Weight loss
occurs much faster when a diet restricts both carbohydrates and fats. The major food contributors to obesity are high carbohydrate foods and fats. Both fats and high carbohydrate foods have high caloric contents.
By cutting back on the amount of high carbohydrate foods and fats in your meals, you will significantly reduce your caloric intake. Portion control is very important and is essential to any weight loss plan. Smaller portions of low carbohydrate low fat meals also mean fewer calories. Also, the amount of fat should always be limited in all low fat low carb recipes.
A calorie is a measure of the energy supplied by the foods we eat and drink. If you eat the right amount of calories and exercise regularly, you should burn off all the
calories you eat and maintain a healthy body weight. To lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you burn. You can reduce your daily caloric intake by using low fat low carb recipes to prepare your meals.
Fats are energy-dense. They contain more calories per serving than any other food. A tablespoon of fat or oil contains about 135 calories. Whereas a tablespoon of a carbohydrate or protein contains about 60 calories. The
amount of fat can be reduced in low fat low carb recipes by using part non-fat dairy products with part-skim or you can use part-skim with whole dairy products.
There are many commercially prepared non-fat and low fat dairy products on the market. They can be used to reduce the number of calories from fat in low fat low carb recipes.
In addition to losing weight by eating meals low in fat, there are enormous health benefits from recipes consisting of healthy fats in the right amounts. There are five
types of dietary fats. However, only two are considered healthy fats.
These are the polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Most of these fats are found in natural vegetable oils and soft (tub) margarine. These healthy fats improve cholesterol levels in the blood and significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Low fat low carb recipes should contain nutritious low carbohydrate foods. Nutritious low carbohydrate foods are low in calories and are rich in essential nutrients and vitamins.
The way low fat low carb recipes are prepared can also make a big difference in the number of calories it contains. Low-fat cooking techniques should always be used to prepare foods using low fat low carb recipes. You should avoid high-fat cooking techniques like such as frying and deep-fat frying. The following techniques will ensure you that your food is nutritious as possible: broiling, grilling, poaching, steaming, braising, and stir-frying.
Below is an example of just one of many delectable low fat low carb recipes:
BEANS WITH RED PEPPER PUREE
1 Large red bell pepper, seeded
and cut into small chunks (1 1/3 Cups)
3 1/4 cups water, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon instant bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 lb. fresh green beans
1/2 lb. fresh wax beans
1) Combine red pepper, 1/4 cup water, the garlic, vinegar, salt, bouillon, oregano, and pepper in 1-quart saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12 to 14 minutes, or until pepper is very tender. Drain. In food processor or blender, process mixture until smooth. Cover to keep warm. Set red pepper puree aside.
2) Combine beans and remaining 3 cups water in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, or until tender. Drain. Arrange beans on serving platter. Spoon puree over beans.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Servings per recipe: 8
Total calories: 23
Calories per serving from fat: 2 grams
Total carbohydrate per serving: 5 grams
If you are overweight and want to lose weight and protect your health, you should prepare your meals from healthy low fat low carb recipes.
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