Health and Nutrition

Is light cooking in winter possible?

The cold starts and is already reason for many to gain some extra pounds. This is because we have more appetite as our body is working harder to maintain our body temperature. Which is excellent if we know how to use it to our advantage, taking advantage to eliminate excess fat even during this period.

To help nutritionist Adriele Barcelos has prepared 2 simple tips and some kitchen changes to maintain a lighter and more tasty diet in winter, yes this is possible.

Tip 1: Do not stay longer than 2:30 – 3 hours without food.

Tip 2: The warmer the menu, the lower the cold and appetite. So: Bake the fruits: sprinkled with cinnamon powder. Steamed soups and vegetables, braised onion leaves and warm teas with cinnamon sticks.

Smart exchanges in the kitchen

Butter, margarine or solid fat = nonfat plain yogurt, light curd, coconut oil, olive oil.

Fatty meat, sausages and pâté = white meat (turkey or chicken), lean fish, tenderloin, vegetable meat, ricotta pate;

Whole dairy and dairy products = semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, plain or light skimmed yogurt, white cheese;

 Mayonnaise, red and white sauces = fake mayonnaise, light white sauce and light red sauce;

Sour cream = light cream, ½ to ½ diluted cream with nonfat natural yogurt;

Snacks and crackers = seasoned and roasted whole grain breads, unsweetened granola

Fats in cakes = for each tablespoon, replace with 1 tablespoon hydrated flaxseed; coconut oil;

Traditional chocolate and diet = soy drink;

Wheat flour = whole wheat flour, oats;

Bread meat = egg white or yogurt with oat bran;

Greasing forms = with light curd and sprinkling with oat bran. 

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