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Low caloric coffee drinks which one to choose and how to reduce the calories

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If you are having one or more coffee per day that could be a relevant amount of calories at the end of the month, but I definitely understand the importance of caffeine in your daily routine. So let's discuss alternatives to still have it but reducing the calories and hidden sugars as much as possible with homemade drinks or the one from the coffee shop: LOW CALORIC ALTERNATIVES IN THE COFFEE SHOPS: - Cold Brew Coffee:  3 calories - Nitro Cold Brew : 4 calories - Classic Americano 11 calories - Nitro Cold Brew with caramel foam 28 calories - Cold Foam Iced Cappuccino 57 calories - Cappuccino 93 calories Keep in mind that all these recommendations unfortunately, will be worthless if you put sugar or honey in each drink. But don't worry here the link on my previous post about alternatives to make your drink sweet without adding any sugar: https://bettercallsaf.blogspot.com/2019/07/alternatives-to-sugar-and-stevia.html Also if you are used to putti

Are Seeds helpful with weight loss ? Comparison between Flax Pumpkin and Chia and portion control

The varieties of seeds we can find in the standard groceries are amazing but that means that we need to pay extra attention to check and choose the right one . Here is a list of the ones to prefer and why: - Flax seeds :  55 kcal per tablespoon  4gr of fat, and 3 gr of Fibers  High in Fiber and Omega 3 but low in calories  - Pumpkin seeds:   less than 100 kcal per tablespoon 2 gr of fat and 6 gr of Carbs but one-third of that are Fibers High in Zinc and more minerals that can help to maintain a regular bowel against constipation - Chia seeds: 60 kcal per tablespoon 3 gr of fat and 5 gr of Carbs  but almost all of them are fibres (4gr) High in Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin E Two more good reasons: Taste is good in many ways from a snack to a sprinkle on your main dish and they are very filling.  How much to eat? To make things easier, One full tablespoon (10 grams) should be enough but you can have this even tw

Vegan alternatives low in carbs that can be used in any diet

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Vegan alternatives low in carbs that can be used in any diet One of the few things that usually is never reduced but always increased when starting a diet is the amount of vegetables to have, obviously there are many reasons for that from the low caloric intake to the vitamins and minerals provided, but having more choices from vegetables and derivates will help you to enjoy more the changes you are making.  Doesn't matter if you are vegan or not you can always introduce these ingredients that we are going to discuss now Low caloric alternatives: Tofu, Seitan and Legumes The  aim   is  to  get  enough healthy proteins without increasing excessively the  number  of  carbs  and  fat For a wight loss target ,  you   can   count  your daily intake of  carbs  and  try   to  stay  in a range between:   60  grams   in  case   you   are  sedentary almost every  day  and  a  maximum  of 100  grams   in  case   you  are  very  active  daily   Here some  low  caloric and  low   carbs  

Alternative Number 2: why to choose the Low Fat Hummus/Houmous and nutritional value

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Getting bored of the same low-calorie snacks or  meal  every  day  could  be   the  major  obstacle for the  long term  success in your lifestyle changes, so  time  to  time  I will  provide you   alternatives  to  have  more  varieties  in your  diet . This  is  the second  alternative  after the  Belvita  Biscuits here  is  the  link  for the  article  in  case  you  missed : https ://bettercallsaf. blogspot . com/2019/06/belvita-breakfast . html Now as a second alternative I would like to recommend low-fat Hummus/Houmus  (a chickpea-based dip)  that can be used as a snack or even as a quick meal for Lunch or Dinner.   Why Low-fat Houmous? Is high in  fibre  and  protein , low in  carbs  and fat, plus is quick and easy to  use  with many  options , the  amount  of  fibre  and  protein  helps you to  fill   full  even with a  small  portion. Let's discuss PORTIONS, CALORIES and WHICH Houmous to choose. PORTIONS : -   As a Snack 50gr should be enough and you c

Instant Porridge Pots comparison between different Brands: Quacker, Scotts, Kellogs, Oomf, Tesco and Asda

W e   discussed   in the previous post about overnight oats that   require   to be   prepared   the   night   before, but what if you   want   something similar without any   preparation ? Instant  porridge  could  be  an  alternative  to  have  a different and definitely quick breakfast, but since the  porridge  is readymade we  need  to pay attention to the  ingredients  to  find  the lowest in calories and  sugar  to  choose . Here some  alternatives : -  Tesco Free  Orginal  or Syrup:  180  kcal  per  pot -   Asda  by  you Apple &  Blueberry /Red   Fruits /Syrup :  around 200  kcal  per  pot -  Quacker oat  so  simple Original:  190  kcal  per  pot  -Oomf!   skinny  oats  Berry /Original   golden  syrup :  around 190  kcal  per  pot -  Scott's  so  easy Original:  around 180  kcal  per  pot -   Kellogs  Multigrain:  around 190  kcal  per  pot -   Peppa  Pig Instant  strawberry  / banana  /golden syrup flavour:   is  the lowest in calories because is also o