We all love to eat food with great flavor, but the items we use to flavor our meals can cause a major diet downfall. Try using spices, dry rubs, herbs, or condiments that have very few calories to flavor your meals to avoid sabotaging your weight loss efforts.
Low carb/sugar condiment options:
|No-added sugar ketchup*
Low-sodium soy sauce
Pesto ( red or green)*
Light or low-fat salad dressings (≤50 per serving)* Lemon/lime juice
Low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
Plain Greek yogurt
Low-sugar marinara sauce*
*make sure to measure condiments as they will still contain calories and carbohydrates
Avoid HIGH SUGAR or HIGH FAT condiments:
Sweet salad dressings
High sugar sauces (Polynesian, sweet and sour, etc.)
|Mayonnaise||Full-Fat Salad dressings
(Caesar, ranch, etc.)
Important things to remember:
-Avoid making food too spicy, as this may encourage you to drink directly after a meal.
-Avoid soaking your food in condiments; this can cause your food to become softer = faster digestion.
-Be mindful of condiment use. When in doubt, use measuring spoons so you know exactly what you are taking in!