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BEST LOW-CALORIE FOODS TO TAKE ON

Every year come s with it’s uniqueness. With the constant need to stay healthy and fit, it is important not to jump on every healthy food trend that the girls discuss at the salon or the girl’s hangout. Calories are not entirely a girl’s enemy but having too much can certainly be too much.  Calories are the amount of energy released when your body breaks down (digests and absorbs) food. The more calories a food has, the more energy it can provide to your body. When you eat more calories than you need, your body stores the extra calories as body fat. Even a fat-free food can have a lot of calories. Excess calories in any form can be stored as body fat.

When you focus on calories, you‘re likely to eat less fat and this is not what you should be aiming for. The target should be fat-free and low-fat foods.

Foods that should make it to your trophy food list are:

Shrimp

This seafood contains key nutrients, low calories and is rich in protein. One medium shrimp provides about 7 calories, which means a dozen add up to less than 85 calories—roughly 15 less than a 3-ounce chicken breast.

Lettuce

Want to cut the calories in your sandwich or wrap? Swap your bread or tortilla for romaine lettuce. Each leaf has just five calories, compared to around 100 cals per serving for the other options.

Fresh peas in the bowl

Snow peas

There are only 30 calories in half a cup of the crisp green pods—but a ton of different ways to use them. You can choose to toss snow peas into stir-fries, chop them and use as a base for hearty salads, combine with another food or snack.

Pork tenderloin

Low-cal might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pork. But cuts like pork tenderloin are actually super lean: A 3-ounce serving has just 122 calories.

Eggs

A large egg packs six grams of belly-filling protein for 70 calories. And they won’t just squash your appetite when you eat them. Research shows that eggs can curb your calorie intake at your next meal too. Incredible? You bet.

Oatmeal

Swap it for a bakery-style muffin at breakfast, and you could save hundreds of calories. A cup of oatmeal cooked in water has just 150 cals. To make it more filling, stir in half a cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt. You will add 11g protein but just 60 extra calories.




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