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2013-05-22 02:51:55 PM
I don't put dressing on my salads.
 
2013-05-22 02:53:00 PM
Smaller portions.
 
2013-05-22 02:57:10 PM
exercise more
 
2013-05-22 02:57:58 PM
Agave nectar makes a pretty good substitute for sugar or syrup. It takes some adjusting because of the different textures, but it's great.
 
2013-05-22 02:58:24 PM
olive oil and spices

or flavored olive oil. we got some sampler thing from trader joes that has a bottle of lemon olive oil, a bottle of basil olive oil and a bottle of red pepper olive oil. you could probably easily infuse your own if you didn't want store bought
 
2013-05-22 03:01:47 PM
Grilling is probably my favorite way to add a lot of flavor without having to resort to using a lot of fat.
Even vegetables brushed with a scant amount of olive oil, seasoned well, and grilled are pretty fantastic.
 
2013-05-22 03:02:35 PM
I verbally abuse all the bad food in an attempt to make it run away.
 
2013-05-22 03:02:54 PM
Yeah, I seriously could not live without this....

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-22 03:04:02 PM
Go be fat somewhere else, fatty mcbutterpants
 
2013-05-22 03:06:01 PM

PolloDiablo: Grilling is probably my favorite way to add a lot of flavor without having to resort to using a lot of fat.
Even vegetables brushed with a scant amount of olive oil, seasoned well, and grilled are pretty fantastic.


My wife overdid the grilled chicken breasts last night. I beat her and locked her in closet all night. The salad was perfect though and the skrimps were too.
 
2013-05-22 03:07:04 PM
Ever see the Family Guy episode where James Woods tells Meg about how Hollywood models and actresses stay trim? yeah, that.
 
2013-05-22 03:07:23 PM
Use less butter, duh. Margarine isn't any better for you, but it works better than butter in a handful of things I like.

/obvious balance and exercise comment goes here
 
2013-05-22 03:10:26 PM

Ruca: olive oil and spices


This right here.  End of discussion.
 
2013-05-22 03:12:51 PM
Fat-free plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream is one of the easiest substitutions ever.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-05-22 03:13:09 PM
Become accustomed to smaller portions.  Fill in hunger gaps with water or juice and a healthy snack.  Don't go overboard on the Wheat Thins if you can help it.

Eat things that are healthier for you, even if this means switching microwave dinners at work to Lean Cuisine or brown-bagging it.  Keep an eye on your RDA of saturated fat and unsaturated fat, as well as salt/sodium.

Don't eat anything substantial at least four hours before going to bed.  If you must, keep it light.

Eat breakfast.

Try to eat three meals a day around the same times each day.  Do not starve yourself, this is counterproductive.
 
2013-05-22 03:16:01 PM

OregonVet: Use less butter, duh. Margarine isn't any better for you, but it works better than butter in a handful of things I like.

/obvious balance and exercise comment goes here


eww

Use oil or butter, do not cook with margerine
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-05-22 03:19:36 PM
If you drink alcohol, cut it out down to the barest minimum.  No more partying for a while.  Booze is just calories in a can/bottle, and unlike a 12 oz. soft drink, you'll usually be having more than one.
I cut out alcohol when I began dieting and that alone seemed to help slough off a noticeable amount of weight.

It won't hurt to buy a book or two on the matter, as well as joining a support site online or finding a like-minded group IRL.  If you should join up with a gym, exercise club, etc., you'll probably find some people that can keep you encouraged.
 
2013-05-22 03:40:26 PM
Also, use healthier cooking styles.  Pressure cooking is better than frying*.  Baked chicken wings are just as good as deep fried, and much better for you.

*not valid in Boston
 
2013-05-22 03:50:09 PM
Mix crystal light with my vodka.........
 
2013-05-22 03:50:58 PM
Hot sauce.
 
2013-05-22 03:51:42 PM

basemetal: Mix crystal light with my vodka.........


Oh gawd...that sounds horrible...
 
2013-05-22 03:54:28 PM
Lots of salsa.
 
2013-05-22 03:59:14 PM
Smaller plates.  Seriously.  Buy physically smaller plates.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-05-22 04:05:49 PM
Purge, no binging.
 
2013-05-22 04:11:41 PM

Endive Wombat: basemetal: Mix crystal light with my vodka.........

Oh gawd...that sounds horrible...


It's a skinny drink.  Because it makes you bulimic.
 
2013-05-22 04:11:48 PM
Learn how to correctly use spices.  It is amazing what a few dashes of the right kind of spice can do for a dish.
 
2013-05-22 04:12:47 PM
I was grilling sausages last night and toasted the buns on the grill, too, For the onions and peppers, I used olive oil on them on the flat top grill.
uch better.
 
2013-05-22 04:12:52 PM
I eat more if I'm bored. I try to stay as mentally busy as I can

/ still a fatty though
 
2013-05-22 04:13:17 PM

Teriaki: I don't put dressing on my salads.


What's that mean?
/Midwest.
 
2013-05-22 04:13:48 PM
low fat greek yogurt is a great way to add creaminess and protein without a ton of fat.
 
2013-05-22 04:14:08 PM
I get away with eating brownies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, pizza, lasagna, quesadillas...all full fat, all delicious. And I still manage to lose weight. My secret? Smaller portions. And working out...lots of working out.
 
2013-05-22 04:15:58 PM

otiosa: I get away with eating brownies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, pizza, lasagna, quesadillas...all full fat, all delicious. And I still manage to lose weight. My secret? Smaller portions. And working out...lots of working out.


QFT - eat what you want, just smaller portions than your eyes insist you have.

And take a farking walk - preferably BEFORE a meal. (Exercise before a meal means you'll eat less, as well as getting fitter.)
 
2013-05-22 04:16:08 PM
There are lots of little substitutions you can make when the component involved is small - like cream cheese, milk, mayo.  Baking with olive oil was a real surprise to me.  Many of my baked goods come out better and are healthier.

100% fruit juices.  Many use grape juice if they require extra sweetening beyond the primary juice (like cranberry juice).

Pam instead of greasing.  It doesn't really have significantly less calories.  It's just a more efficient delivery system.  I suppose you could get the same effect with one of those spritzer or mitzer bottles and some quality oil.
 
2013-05-22 04:16:47 PM
stop worrying about the fat and start paying closer attention to sugar and salt.

and exercise. like cardio.

stop being a fat fark. seems like when I visit the US everyone is a fat fark.

you fat farks.
 
2013-05-22 04:17:03 PM

Lorelle: Lots of salsa.


This.

Onions in everything. If onion doesn't make it better, I don't need it.
 
2013-05-22 04:17:14 PM
This stuff is really good:
www.addictedtosaving.com
 
2013-05-22 04:17:21 PM
A few drops of essence of pure flavor:

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

If you don't have that, a sprinkle of MSG (oh noes!).
/won't cause cancer - been debunked
 
2013-05-22 04:17:28 PM
Use Pam spray instead of olive oil in pans.  My favorite high-nutrient meal is grilled onions, chopped kale and an egg on a wrap, drizzled with sriracha.

I have also just recently started baking kale chips.  I hate to harp on the kale, but after I got used to the new flavor/texture I never had before, I try to get it into all kinds of meals.  I even puree it in smoothies - not really low cal, but pretty good for you: a banana, a cup of almond milk (I use vanilla flavor), a handful of kale and a tablespoon of peanut butter...  puree... add frozen berries until it's that nice smoothie texture.  I love it, have one every day as a meal.
 
2013-05-22 04:17:35 PM
I try to avoid HFCS and fake sugar, and read "Eat This, Not That!"
 
2013-05-22 04:17:48 PM
MSG! Mmmmm, meaty salt. Makes veggies delicious.
 
2013-05-22 04:18:03 PM

mama2tnt: Teriaki: I don't put dressing on my salads.

What's that mean?
/Midwest.


It means there's more than three green leaves in that bowl of ranch you got there
 
2013-05-22 04:18:07 PM
 
2013-05-22 04:18:47 PM
Bake everything you would otherwise fry. Using Panko instead of regular bread crumbs to get that crunch.
 
2013-05-22 04:19:10 PM

mama2tnt: otiosa: I get away with eating brownies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, pizza, lasagna, quesadillas...all full fat, all delicious. And I still manage to lose weight. My secret? Smaller portions. And working out...lots of working out.

QFT - eat what you want, just smaller portions than your eyes insist you have.

And take a farking walk - preferably BEFORE a meal. (Exercise before a meal means you'll eat less, as well as getting fitter.)


I find that I'm more satisfied with things that have real ingredients in them. Trying to eat low-fat or sugar-free makes the food not taste as good and has me wanting more of something that will satisfy me. So I just start with the food that satisfies me to begin with.
 
2013-05-22 04:20:23 PM

PrivateCaboose: Smaller plates.  Seriously.  Buy physically smaller plates.


On my phone so no link to citation but there are studies that demonstrate this. Give people a complete meal on a plate that is full and they will say they're satisfied when they're done eating. Put the exact same meal on a large plate and people will say they're still hungry when they're done eating.
 
2013-05-22 04:20:42 PM
I eat in near-darkness, just the light of the television, so I don't really see what I'm eating. Kind of like "Out of sight, Out of mind".
 
2013-05-22 04:21:14 PM
okay serious advice mode

Invest in a counter top convection oven, a good one that can do an entire chicken with a rotisserie in it. That let us take our cook time in traditional oven recipes and cut it in half. For a busy mom and dad, it's prevented us from falling into that just heat and serve it rut.

Add filler, and by filler I mean green veggies. Soups, load it up with kale, sauce dishes, throw a fark ton of broccoli or spinach in there.
 
2013-05-22 04:21:48 PM

il Dottore: I eat in near-darkness, just the light of the television, so I don't really see what I'm eating. Kind of like "Out of sight, Out of mind".


That's how my girlfriend demands we have sex...
 
2013-05-22 04:21:58 PM
Low fat cottage cheese and egg beaters along with chicken sausage in my lasagna.  Put the noodles in the pan raw and let them cook in the liquid as it bakes.
 
2013-05-22 04:22:21 PM

Aarontology: Smaller portions.


I couldn't make this work until I  UPPED the fat in my food. The added fat quickly turns off the hunger signal in your hypothalamus, allowing you to feel satisfied while eating smaller meals. Skimping on the fat leaves you both unsatisfied AND chowing down more food in an effort to turn off the hunger signal.
 
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