What are your favorite diet hacks?
KerryPozzi wrote: »Antiopelle wrote: »Afternoon snack: 400 cl of soy milk heated with 25 gr of vanilla pudding powder and stevia. It makes a big bowl of hot vanilla custard with exactly 175 kcals. This satisfies my sweet tooth and keeps me full until dinner.
After dinner / tv time snack: a fresh pomegranate: supertasty and low cal and it keeps my hands and mind busy for a good half hour.
Can anyone tell me what the American conversion ratio would be of this recipe? I would like to try it.
14 ounces of soy milk with about .9 of an ounce of vanilla pudding powder. If you get a food scale many of them go between grams and ounces pretty easily.0
When feeling hungry (if you’re not wanting to eat then) drinking hot tea helps. Something about the warmth of the drink it fills me up way more than any cold drinks. My fav teas right now are blueberry green tea, and tangerine! Yum!9
Use cucumber slices instead of crackers for toppings like a tsp of tuna salad, a dill pickle slice/cheese etc
My food scale is my hack. I have a very hard time with portion control. Water is another good hack since I hate drinking water but it helps filling you up. I do drink plain tea if I can if not I add 1 stevia packet. I only eat fresh fruit, veggies and meats.4
Fat free yogurt or skyr, thinned out with a liquid of your choice, flavored with cookies&cream Protein powder (I use MyProtein), and solidified with gelatin. Serve with fruit and/or (powdered) peanut-butter. Easy, nutritious Panna Cotta.3
heavensshadow wrote: »- Pre-logging meals when I can helps tremendously in getting a visual of what I have to work with, calorie-wise
- This "hack" is cross-posted somewhere in food too, but I've found creating a "dip" with my chocolate protein powder to use with fruit is a fantastic way to help meet those protein macros while keeping me from drinking my calories; much better mouth-feel
- I aim for 12 cups of water a day or more. My 32 oz water jug is super helpful with this.
- I'm too spontaneous for meal prepping, but I do always keep a few items in the house for myself ready to go: eggs (both hard boiled and not), sweet potatoes, bags of steamer veggies, easy to eat berries and apples
- I've swapped out a lot of bread for high fiber wraps or bell pepper cups
- For a girl who loves her saucy pastas, konjac noodles have been great at keeping me from over-indulging; Plus, I can use them for easy, low-cal stir fry
I'm a huge fan of prelogging!4
My wife bought guacamole the other day and instead of using the chips that she bought, I cut up some radishes into rounds and used them instead of the chips. Crunchy and tasty all at the same time.11
Lay sauce, pepperoni, veggies & cheese in baking dish & crust free "pizza"
Same w tortilla free enchiladas....chicken, sauce. Onion, olives ....
Get the flavor, but less carbs8
I'm excited about this topic because I feel like I discovered a couple this week!
Go big on the roasted vegetables, especially non-starchy veg like carrots and broccoli. My current go-to-lunch has been a big sautee of carrots and spinach with some sliced chicken thighs and a bit of black beans. It's SUPER filling, SUPER tasty, and only like 350 calories?!
I also notice that when I balance my macros to be about 33% across the board, I feel a lot better.8
MsCzar Posts: 934 MemberRethinking Standard Quantities.
I usually like a cold glass of milk with my dinner. For months, I'd carefully pour 8 oz. into a glass. Then it dawned on me that the standard one cup measure had nothing to do with anything. I switched to a juice glass and now I drink 6 fl. oz. and am perfectly satisfied. That's only a 30 calorie savings, but it started me thinking about how many other food quantities I ate simply because of a package or standard measurement. I soon found that a 2.8 oz. burger piled high with everything was as satisfying as a 3.5 oz. burger. With only those two adjustments, I'd painlessly shaved ~100 calories off my dinner!26
This is not a diet hack more of a mental hack. If I am really craving dessert or chocolate after dinner at night, I tell myself I can have it for breakfast. Then at breakfast, I never want to eat a dessert of course.
I would love to do this but I LOVE cake and sweet things for breakfast so this would backfire on me3
Powdered peanut butter. What is this sorcery? I've just had a stack of protein pancakes full of chocolate-flavoured peanut butter for 410 calories. Does not compute xD6
Healthyversal wrote: »Powdered peanut butter. What is this sorcery? I've just had a stack of protein pancakes full of chocolate-flavoured peanut butter for 410 calories. Does not compute xD
Oh yeah, I love peanut butter powder! It's amazing mixed with cinnamon as an apple dip. Yesterday I put some with soy sauce and hot sauce and made a spicy peanut sauce for some spring rolls.
My favorite dessert is now a protein bar - Built bars are absolutely amazing and each one gives 17 grams of protein and about 6 grams of fiber at 130-180 calories depending on the bar. I buy them direct from the manufacturer at this point.3
Using my food scale to see how much is in an actual serving! You'd be very surprised. I usually use it the first couple times, but after years I can eyeball a lot of different serving sizes now.5
For me it's using things I like at lower portions instead of "healthier" or lower calorie options I don't care for. Eg. I prefer to use 1/2 tbs mayo instead of 1 tbs of the low fat version. I prefer parboiled rice over brown rice. One chocolate bar once in a while over a Fiber one bar once a day.
I'm finding it easier to maintain my losing weight better this way. Normally I would be really good a week or two then fall off but this time I am one month and a half in and 17 lbs gone.17
I love using my air fryer! I can crisp up potatoes and veggies with little to no calories from oil5
Make the smart choices easier than the indulgent ones.
I'm lazy. So, I preload for that. I used to keep snacks downstairs, where I spend most of my time. The whole bag/box/whatever. If I want a snack now, I have to WALK MY BUTT to the kitchen upstairs and get one. My snacking has decreased 70% from that alone. Add in 'put the chips in a bowl and bring them back so now I have to walk the bowl back upstairs and wash a bowl' it's down probably 95%. My candy lives in the freezer. If I want it I have to go get it and wait for it to thaw or eat it WAY more slowly because it's frozen. If I want more of anything I have to walk up a flight of stairs and through the house and back AGAIN.
My grocery orders are online. My previous orders are a the bottom. It is easier to rebuy things or purchase ingredients with none of the 'that looks good' impulse purchases that come from walking past it in the store. To get candy/cake/treats I have to SEEK THEM OUT AND ADD THEM, when I am not looking at them. Less emotional investment as well as zero impulse control being needed.
I put my running shoes on every morning. I am 95% more likely to go jog or walk if my SHOES ARE ON. If I'm walking around in socks inertia wins and I will do nothing. Shoes on is easy but keeps me moving via momentum.
I have to say it.... Actual Keto Bread that tastes just as good or better then actual bread (I'm sure no-one will believe that unless they tried it... but it's true). And the exact same amount of Calories.
Two things I have done is making a variety of things to have with each meal. I don't like just eating a salad or one big item. Ill put together things like slices of turkey and cheese, some fruit and carrots for a meal.
The other thing I do is to tell myself that I can have the sweets and junk food I want. By not telling myself "I can't have that" I'm less likely to eat or drink the bad stuff. while I still drink the occasional soda, I drink it SO MUCH less often.1
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