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Trimming Fat From Your Diet

Updated on September 19, 2012

Less Fat In Your Diet

In this face paced world,  when we eating outside our homes has become more popular than ever before.  Making it difficult to find healthy food choices we often times end up eating food that is bad for us. So  we are always looking for other ways to trim fat from our diets.  From fast food resturants,  to take out,  to eating at your favorite diner,  it can be a hard task to accomplish. But by following some simple suggestions you can trim fat from your diet,  just by eliminating or substituting items for one thing or another. You do not need to give up taste to enjoy the things you love. Believe it or not, it is possible and very easy to do.

By making the right choices, you will be on your way to making healthy food choices, lose weight if that is your desire, and you will feel good about the way you eat. Below you will find 15 very easy ways to trim fat from your diet.

15 Fat Trimming Tips

1. Take the focus off your meat portions and spice it up with a nice stir-fry meal. Keep the dish lean with little or no oil. Top it off with your favorite vegetables. For example, zucchini, sweet peppers, spinach, and bean sprouts are good choices.

2. Use turkey breast or lean ham in place of lunch meats like bolonga, salami or pastrami. These meats have a much higher fat content. Turkey breast is much leaner and the way to go for low fat.

3. Use meat and cheese as your side dishes, let fresh vegetables and grains fill out your plate. Low fat cheeses include cottage cheese, Edam, Quark, and Ricotta cheese. But use them less often and more sparingly.

4. Try baking, stewing, or poaching peaches with a dash of cinnamon, cloves and honey for a delicious lean dessert.

5. Evaporated skim milk is very low in fat, yet has a rich taste and texture. You may use it in place of whole milk or cream in your everyday cooking.

6. Grab yourself some gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, fig newtons or low-fat fruit bars for a mid-day light snack. Each of these snacks are low in fat content and very tasty as well. These snacks make a great candy bar replacement.

7. Give yourself a delicious delight, angel food cake with fresh strawberries for an after dinner dessert. An absolutely mouth watering treat.

8. Cut back on buttering your vegetables. Mix one part lemon juice, one part butter. Or forgot about the butter altogether and try lemon pepper seasoning for a light mellow taste.

9. Use nonfat powdered milk to lighten your coffee or tea instead of traditional creamer. Another substitue is Evaporated skim milk, the taste is sweet, and much better than creamer or whole milk.

10. Try using syrup on your pancakes instead of butter. It has less fat.

11. Mix equal amounts of nonfat plain yogurt with mayonnaise to make a creamy lower fat dressing for tuna or chicken salad.

12. Order your pizza with more vegetables like onion, broccoli, mushrooms, green peppers and go light on the cheese. You won't regret it.

13. Snack on bread sticks, or pretzel sticks instead of buttery rolls.

14. Pick a piece of fresh fruit over something sweet like cake or candy. A large juicy apple is a satisfying treat with a nice big crunch.

15. Use table sugar in moderation. Less is better.


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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you Teresa, no it is never easy to get up and go. But start slow, and add a little each time you venture out. Walking is an easy exercise. You can walk at your own pace, walk a short time or more. You can do it.

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      eventsyoudesign 7 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      Nice article. It is not easy to keep the weight off. I think many people forget that you have to get up off of your butt and exercise. That is the hardest part for me. I have been trying to walk. I like the ideas in this article. Very helpful. Teresa

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you ddiamond for reading and commenting :)

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      ddiamond 7 years ago

      This is good information...practical tips that anyone can incorporate into their diet.

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      Boo McCourt 9 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you moonlake for the comment. Yes all those veggies look delicious.

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      moonlake 9 years ago from America

      Good ideas. Love your vegetable picture. Enjoyed your hub.