Top Foods & Drink To Keep Fighting The Fat Over The Festive Season - Clarke Fitness

Top Foods & Drink To Keep Fighting The Fat Over The Festive Season

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Its coming up to that time of the year again when food and alcohol is on everyone ones Christmas lists. The endless nights out and food and drinks at the families. Its just everywhere you turn.

Now its time to give you some foods that will help you fight the fat over the festivities. These food are the fat blasters and delicious. They will make you feel fuller for longer so you eat less calories.

Eggs -78 calories each

An egg’s not only a nutritional powerhouse, it’s also loaded with protein that will satisfy you . Eat eggs for breakfast; they’ll curb your appetite enough that you’ll have about 330 calories less than usual throughout the rest of the day. For a healthy fried egg, brush a nonstick pan with a smidge of oil or cooking spray. You’ll get crispy edges without much fat.

Dark chocolate

170 calories for 1 ounce Just one more reason to indulge: munch on dark chocolate and you’ll eat less at your next meal. Why? Compounds in chocolate slow down digestion and make you feel full longer. A small piece of chocolate (aim for the size of a business card) can also curb your cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods.

Pine nuts 95 calories for 1/2 ounce (about 84 nuts) Move over almonds! The heart-healthy fatty acids in pine nuts boost satiety hormones that make you feel full, according to Korean researchers. The same fatty acids also keep belly fat at bay.

Cheese- 76 calories for 1 ounce Go for fresh goat cheese or feta for a dose of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)—it helps you feel full and burn more fat. Cheeses from grass-fed animals have the most CLA, so buy ones labeled “grass-fed.”

Potatoes- 161 calories each High-carb spuds often get a bad rap, but they deserve to be a dieter’s BFF. Three times as filling as a slice of white bread, potatoes top all of the foods on the satiety index. Plus, the resistant starch in potatoes help your body burn fat, too.

Skim milk- 86 calories for 1 cup Most of us think of milk as kids’ stuff, but it boasts grown-up benefits. Milk’s proteins (whey and casein) can make you feel more satisfied than sugary drinks. CLA in milk fights fat, too.

Oranges 59 calories each An orange is one of the most satisfying grabs from the fruit bowl—thanks to all that fiber. Oranges were the highest-ranked fruit on the “satiety index,” a list of 38 filling foods put together by Australian researchers. And fiber fights fat: people who eat more fiber have less flab. (Fab!)

Which alcoholic drinks are high in calories?

Obviously the quantity of alcohol you drink determines the amount of calories consumed. However, going on an average size basis, here are some of the drinks with the highest calorific content. Beer; regular beer has around 149 calories per serve. ( I’m Fooked lol #Coors)

Liqueurs; such as Drambui, Contrau and Kahlua pack a calorie punch at 188 calories, despite a small serve size. Vermouth; sweet varieties way in at around 140 calories and dry 105 calories per serve.

Cocktails; the worst of the worst from a calorie perspective.

-Martini-140 calories per serve -Manhattan- 164 calories per serve -Daiquiri-122 calories per serve -Whiskey sour- 122 calories per serve -Margarita-280 calories per serve (large) -Cosmopolitan; 200 calories -Chocolate Martini; 438 calories!!! Coolers, ready to drink ‘alco-pop’; 150calories per serve.

Low calorie alcoholic drinks Now you know which drinks to avoid if you are watching your weight, here are some lower calories choices to help you enjoy the festive season. Light beer; at 110 calories per standard drink, this is a better option than regular beer, but still has a substantial hit of energy. White and red wine; 75-105 calories depending on the level of sweetness. Choose drier varieties for less calories. Champagne; 84 calories Spirits (80 proof); Gin, rum, vodka, whisky , tequila, brandy and cognac all come in at around 65 calories, but beware of high sugar mixers that can seriously increase this. Other ways to drink less calories Choose lower calorie mixers such as diet soda or tonic, light cranberry or orange juice, tea, light lemonade, lemon or lime juice. Drink on the rocks; try infused vodkas for flavour without the calories Dilute your drink; sparkling water or club soda can be added to spirits, or even wine to make a lower calorie spritzer. Drink anon alcoholic drink between alcoholic ones ( some chance of people sticking to this but il fire it in there ) when you choose a low calorie soft drink, this will not only reduce your calories but help reduce the risk of a hangover the next day.

P.S Don’t think too many will follow the guide lines lol !!

Enjoy the party season and be safe

Thanks Conor

References:

Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks – drink wisely without gaining weight

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