Try a lower-calorie version. Use lower-calorie ingredients or prepare food differently. For example, if your macaroni and cheese recipe uses whole milk, butter, and full-fat cheese, try remaking it with non-fat milk, less butter, light cream cheese, fresh spinach and tomatoes. Just remember to not increase your portion size. For more ideas on how to cut back on calories, see Eat More Weigh Less.
These include soda, candy, white bread, regular pasta, and many snack foods and baked goods. A high intake of added sugar increases inflammation and insulin resistance, increasing the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders—and it supplies “empty” calories that contribute to weight gain. Refined grain products have little dietary fiber and have been stripped of many nutrients; a high intake can cause many of the same health problems as added sugar.
OK, so not everyone is familiar with Israeli cuisine, but don’t you dare sleep on TLV (named after the airport code for the city of Tel Aviv). Recently opened at Fareground Food Hall downtown, TLV is a new concept from Berty Richter, chef/owner of food truck and critic’s darling Hummus Among Us, in partnership with the lauded Chef Kevin Fink (of Emmer & Rye and Henbit). The menu may be succinct, but it's huge on flavor. Start with the crave-inducing hummus sabich, creamy hummus topped with boiled egg, fried eggplant and drizzled with schug (a Yemeni hot chili sauce), amba (a Middle Eastern condiment made of fermented mangos) and fresh aromatic herbs, meant to be scooped up with TLV’s delicious chewy, powdery pita. Also on the menu are falafel sandwiches, flavorful sides like cumin beets, Israeli donuts, and cardamom Turkish coffee.
Having a treat now and then is a great way to make sure your healthy eating plan stays on track. Now, you might be thinking, how can eating a piece of cake or a donut help my eating habits? By not making anything completely off limits, registered dietitians explain that you're less likely to wind up feeling deprived—which means you're also less likely to find yourself in a binge-eating episode.
There have been some changes for Via 313 (arguably Austin’s favorite pizza joint) with the long-awaited East Sixth brick and mortar now open to the public, and the OG trailer having moved to West Sixth -- what has not changed, though, is the almost-too-cheesy square pizza of our (dirty?) dreams. Detroit natives and brothers, Brandon and Zane Hunt introduced Austin to the deep dish square pizza with crispy cheese edges, and it became the ultimate post-drinking food. Every pizza on the menu is outstanding, but we’re loyal to the Detroiter: natural-casing pepperoni on top, lots of cheese underneath, smoked pepperoni underneath that, and perfect dollops of marinara.
Step 3: Understand the importance of preparing your food in a healthy way. For example, the nutritional value of most vegetables is compromised when they’re cooked (tomato is an exception), so boiling your beans until they have the structural integrity of spaghetti means you’ll have zapped them of nearly all of their nutritional value. Lightly steam, bake or sauté your food, and try to go meatless at least three or four nights a week.