5 Best Low-Cal Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

Halloween is on the cards with the start of an upcoming holiday season. It’s time for pure indulgence and celebrations. However, to prevent weight gain, many of you would promise to stick to your diet and low-fat meals, but I know it is impossible to stay away from tasty delights especially when you are around your friends and family. Read How to save yourself from binge eating on Holidays.

Are you confused between trick or treat, I am here to give you the best low-calorie recipes from my collection, so you can tempt your taste buds as well as add more flavors to your holiday season?

Trust me, these recipes are packed with good-for-health foods which are high in nutrients and antioxidants. Soon, you will notice a change on your scale and in your energy levels and feel fuller for a longer period. Now you can have diets enriched with superfoods to maintain your weight loss efforts with a list of best weight loss recipes.

Slim Down Smoothie

 

Smoothie is a perfect option to kick-start morning, sip-in, on-the-go smoothie and feels the tangy delish taste of this grapefruit smoothie. This smoothie is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, so it’s great for breakfast. Moreover, grapefruit and pineapple are both thought to have fat burning and metabolism boosting properties, it will provide an extra boost to your weight loss goals. Find how grapefruit can help in weight loss.  Do you want to try this weight loss smoothie? click here for the recipe.

Detox Mint Tea

Detox Mint Tea

Tea is known for its soothing power and relished in a pleasant weather. When you drink tea, you’ll feel bored of the usual blends, we’ve come up with a creative blend of grapefruit honey mint tea. It is a great substitute of caffeine and its darn tasty hot bevy. Prepare your own hot and refreshing mint tea, click here for the recipe.

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin

 

Taste the lip-smacking dessert this weekend with family and friends over holidays. You’ll never feel the guilt of eating blueberry muffins with this gluten-free, clean, lower in carbs and soft almond flour muffins.  How blueberries help in weight loss and reduces risk of cardiovascular disease. These purple-hued berries are high in nutrients and low in calories which compliments the dessert and smoothies. Incorporate them in your daily diet to reap maximum benefits.   Click here for recipe.

Raw Apple Crumble

Raw Apple Crumble Recipe - Weight Loss Recipe

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! When it comes to diet or eating healthy, Apple tops the list as an exceptionally healthy food, it instantly gives you full feeling due to high- presence of water and fiber. In a recent study, it has been revealed, eating fruits like apples can help in weight loss. You can try this scrumptious raw apple crumble recipe at home and enjoy it with friends and family.

Chocolate Cake with no added sugar

Who doesn’t like a cake or the pure bliss that you gain from indulging in the divine taste of chocolate cake? However, after gorging on the cake all, you care about the empty calories you’ve gained.

What if your cake tastes equally tender, moist and delicious with no added sugar? Unbelievable, It’s True. Today, we are giving you some serious cake baking goals for all those who love to devour. This is a simple quick recipe so that you can bake your own confectionary masterpiece. Also, read tips on how to abstain from sugar binge.

Hope, you’ll try them all and don’t forget to share your feedback with us. Slimming Studios offers weight loss services, body contouring treatments, and medical weight loss.

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Breaking The Myth About Nutrition

Are you overwhelmed with information on Nutrition?

Reading about what and when to eat, and how much to eat over the internet can land you in the pool of myths related to nutrition and well-being. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back with this read on breaking some popular myths about nutrition that you’ve heard so far. Moreover, we will throw some light on dietary products that you have been avoiding throughout your life but should eat for weight loss and improved energy levels.

Myth 1: Binging on favorite foods leads to weight gain.

Tip: When trying to lose weight, always remember not to give up your favorite food for the sake of ideal weight on the scale. Eating food that you love uplifts mood which controls cravings. Be little more conscious about calorie intake and portion size to make sure it doesn’t block your weight loss efforts.

Myth 2: Bread, pasta, rice and other grain products are high on calories. Avoid them to lose weight.

Tip: Eat whole-grains instead of grain products because they provide plenty of starch that satiates your hunger. It includes brown rice, whole-wheat bread, cereal, and pasta and more. They are rich in iron, fiber, and other essential nutrients. Learn how to add and swap unhealthy with healthy in your diet and boost your weight loss efforts.

Myth 3: For a healthy life, try a gluten-free diet.

Tip: Wheat, barley, rye grains contain gluten and people with sensitivity towards gluten should avoid these products. Healthy people can become deficient in various vitamins, fiber, and minerals if they avoid such dietary products without any sensitivity towards gluten. Vitamins and fibers present in these products improve metabolism and helps in losing more weight.

Myth 4: Say not to fat and lose weight.

Tip: Avoiding all kinds of fat can hamper your nutrient levels in the body, healthy life requires a small amount of fat in your daily meal. You can reduce the number of calories by limiting the fat intake. Try healthy options like avocados, olives or nuts. Also, you can switch to a low-fat version of cheese and milk to remain healthy and lose weight. Watch your portion size as well before you plate.

Myth 5: Milk or dairy products are fattening, and lead to weight gain.

Tip: Your body receives an ample amount of calcium, protein, vitamin D and potassium from milk and dairy products. Milk and its products keep you feeling fuller for longer, satiate your cravings and help you lose weight. Choose dairy products which are fat-free to maintain your efforts. People who are intolerant to lactose can turn to dairy substitutes, like soy or almond milk.

Myth 6: Going vegetarian or vegan helps in weight loss.

Tip: Opting for a vegetarian diet will help you in weight loss when you watch the calorie intake. In the past, researchers have shown foods that come from plants lowers the obesity level, blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart diseases. You should always focus on adding maximum vitamins and nutrients in your diet on the everyday basis.

According to dietary guidelines 2015-2020, consider adding meat in your non-vegetarian diet to get a healthy eating plan and for vegetarians, there are various types of diets like a vegan diet, Lacto-Ovo diet (milk, eggs, and plants as food).

We hope these tips will help you plan your diet wisely.

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Lose Weight with Grapefruit

7 Unbelievable Benefits of Grapefruit: Time to Stock Up

How can a fruit help you lose up to a pound in a week? Unbelievable, but it’s true. Grapefruit- a tangy, citrus, red-colored fruit, which is delicious and utterly irresistible to eat, keeps you hydrated, boosts your metabolism, and helps you lose weight.

So why not to Indulge in the freshness of season’s pick if it has so much to offer? The next question that can pop in your head is how to consume the grapefruit to reap its benefits? This ruby fruit is known for detoxing and debloating, and by including it in your diet you can enhance your weight loss efforts to achieve the desired body.

The next time when you are hungry, gorge on freshly picked grapefruit, to gain maximum benefits like:

Good for Skin

It is incredibly healthy to embrace in your everyday diet like salads or desserts. It offers a decent amount of fiber with vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, thiamine, folate, and magnesium.

Protects You

It is a good source of vitamin C which is known for its antioxidant properties that help in protecting cells from harmful bacteria, and it has vitamin A which protects against inflammation and infectious diseases.

Healthy for Heart

Only a half grapefruit offers 5% of our daily potassium needs and consuming the right amount of potassium can reduce the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, this red-colored fruit with a peculiar taste can improve your heart health by controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol. It also brings down the bad LDL cholesterol levels.

Controls appetite

A half slice of grapefruit contains at least 2 grams of fiber which regulates appetite and induces a feeling of fullness. It increases the digestion time which automatically keeps your cravings at bay.

Weight loss friendly

Reduce your waist size by adding a grapefruit daily in your diet as per a recent study. Also, researchers relate this super-hydrating fruit with low insulin levels as it regulates the production of insulin in the body which controls the blood sugar levels in the blood.

Make sure the next time you go for groceries, you pick this superfood to make a salad or a smoothie or simply snack on a slice of it to gain a beautiful body and perfect taste.

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Benefits of Yogurt

How Yogurt Can Help You In Achieving Weight Loss Goals?

Yogurt is a house of benefits consumed in various forms across the world, sometimes in frozen yogurt, smoothies, dips, sauces and more.

Adding yogurt to the daily meal can help you live a healthier life. It has numerous benefits to offer like it reduces the risk of heart diseases, osteoporosis, provides 49% of daily calcium needs, protects against heart diseases, also provides phosphorus, magnesium.

You can replace fattening creams like sour cream, mayonnaise with yogurt to give it a right healthy take. Greek yogurt is another health form of using yogurt. Cut down that additional fat by replacing everyday yogurt with Greek yogurt that helps in weight loss. This thick and creamy texture, high in protein and calcium is extensively used as ingredients in many recipes and sometimes used as a side dish.

We are here to help you in exploring more ways of using yogurt like a pro:

  • You love that extra tangy taste on chicken try using yogurt for marinating chicken by adding lemon juice to one cup of plain yogurt preferably low fat, with minced garlic and curry powder. Mix well and add chicken to infuse the flavors. Keep it up to 24 hours before cooking it on the grill or another platform of your choice.
  • You can prepare a healthy dip for summers using cucumber, garlic, and herbs, refreshing you to the core.
  • Pick the fruit of your choice and blend it well with yogurt to create healthy smoothie to satiate your hunger and keep you full for longer.
  • Spruce-up breakfast by preparing low-fat parfait with lots of berries and whole-grain cereal or granola, decorate with multiple layers in a glass and enjoy a healthy and nutritious breakfast.
  • Love swapping, this time swap your sour cream with low-fat yogurt for baked potatoes and relish this new taste.
  • Use yogurt mixed with ½ tsp of baking soda per cup to use it as a replacement for butter in muffins or bread.
  • For missing creamy texture use low-fat yogurt to add some in gravy or soups.
  • Create your yogurt cheese, drain the yogurt over a bowl using cheesecloth for two hours in the refrigerator to give delicious thick and tangy cheese spread that taste great with whole-wheat toast and bagels.

Now, after this read, you have enough options to add yogurt to everyday meals to make them healthy with no compromises on taste.

Your healthy yogurt swaps are waiting, unleash your creativity in marinades, smoothies, dips, and desserts to eat without any guilt.

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Memorial Day Healthy Recipes

Refreshing Recipes For Memorial Day

Memorial Day is around the corner, and whether you are hosting a pool party or going for a potluck to celebrate the extended weekend, we have some healthy and weight-loss recipes to add more fun and taste to your Memorial Day party.

With extended weekend and party mood, you often binge on dishes with a lot of calories. Don’t let this party mood take a toll on your weight loss goals by increasing your calorie intake. We hope everyone has a happy, healthy, balanced Memorial Day Weekend. We are here with four fantastic recipes to help you lose weight making you look flawless for the party. Check them out here:

 

Watermelon Pizza

Refresh yourself with this healthy dose of berries and mint on watermelon crust, ditch the classic crust to stay healthy and maintain weight loss on this weekend party mood.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Calorie per serving: 64 calories.

Ingredients:

    • Low-fat Plain Yogurt,1/2 cup
    • Vanilla extract,1/4 Tsp
    • Honey, one tsp
    • Mint leaves, torn, two Tsp
    • Watermelon, cut from the center of the melon, two large slices
    • Strawberries, 2/3rd cup
    • Blackberries, 1/2 a cup

Directions:

Add yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix it well.

Take a watermelon slice and spread the yogurt mix well and decorate it well with blackberries, strawberries, and mint. Cut each slice into eight wedges and enjoy.

Country Potato Salad

Potato is nature’s greatest snacks, enjoy a crunchy potato salad with smoked ham this party season and relish a healthy party snack which helps in kicking it off. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Ready In: 1 hour

Calorie per serving: 137 calories per cup

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes, small sized, 2 pcs, preferably heirloom
  • Buttermilk, non-fat, 3/4th of a cup
  • Fresh parsley, 1/4th of a cup
  • Celery, chopped, 1 cup
  • Fresh chives, mint, 2 tbsp each]
  • Lemon juice,1 tbsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Peanut or canola oil, 1tbsp
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Smoked ham sliced into strips, 2 ounces
  • Eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and coarsely chopped

Directions:

  • Take a saucepan, place potatoes and fill it with water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until tender. It will generally take 12 to 20 minutes depending on the size. Drain the water and let it cool to peel off the skin.
  • Check the taste of the skin, if it is bitter then peel off the potatoes otherwise leave them as it is. Cut the potatoes in small size into a large salad bowl.
  • Add celery, ham, parsley, chives, mint into the potatoes and give it a nice toss. Add buttermilk, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oil and more. Add chopped egg to give it a final touch. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

Taste the lip-smacking dessert this weekend with family and friends over Memorial Day. You’ll never feel the guilt of eating blueberry muffins with this gluten-free, clean, lower in carbs and soft almond flour muffins.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ready In: 30 minutes

Calorie per serving: 240g

Ingredients:

  • Almond Flour, 2 cups
  • 2 Cups Almond Flour
  • Eggs, Egg whites two each, use baking soda (1 tsp) and applesauce(1/4tsp) to make it vegan.
  • Agave (Maple Syrup or Stevia), 1/4th of a Cup
  • Baking Soda, 1/2 Tsp
  • Apple Cider Vinegar,1 Tbsp
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 Tsp
  • Coconut Oil, 2 Tbsp
  • Blueberries,1 cup

Directions:

  • Initially Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Blend all ingredients smooth using processor excluding blueberries.
  • Mix fold the blueberries.
  • Grease the tray with non-stick cooking spray and even scoop batter into muffin tin.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Place on the cooking rack and serve it warm.

Bacon Brussels Sprout Skewers

Weekend with family often demands something healthy and meaty. So here we go with this plump and juicy bacon in the form of bacon brussels sprout skewers.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ready In: 25 minutes

Calorie per serving: 75g

Ingredients:

  • Brussels sprouts, 1 lb.
  • Thick-cut bacon, package,1 lb.
  • Flaky Sea Salt, a pinch
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  • Start with preheating oven to 400 degrees F. Inside a large baking pan, place a metal rack.
  • Take the skewers and pierce one end of the strip of bacon, pierce and place a brussels sprout on the top of bacon and follow the steps forming a weave. Repeat same with other brussels sprouts as per the size of skewers.
  • Place the skewers with bacon on baking sheets and roast them for 20 to 25 minutes until charred.
  • Add more taste with a dash of salt and pepper before serving.

Hope these recipes will keep you fit and infuse your summer weekend with sunshine and fresh fruits and veggies to stay healthy, lose weight and stay fit.

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World Milk Day

Where There Is Milk, There Is Weight Loss

Milk is breaking the stereotype by offering power pack nutrition with weight loss. It comes in the variety of forms like soy milk, almond milk, and coconut milk, each having their list of benefits. How does it help in weight loss? Take notes!

 

Controls Appetite

Milk controls the appetite, and you always feel fuller after drinking a glass of water. One glass of milk contains 8g of protein which is known as most satiating macronutrient that curbs the hunger pangs or cravings to snack.

Regulates Weight

Milk is the perfect superfood that fills the deficiency gap and makes you feel fuller for longer. It is an excellent source of vitamin D which helps in regulating weight says Vincent Pera, MD, Director of the Miriam Hospital of weight management.

Essential for Health

In American diet, milk is an excellent source of source of protein and calcium, Vitamin D, B 12 and potassium. Nearly half of the Americans fulfill their vitamin demand from milk.

Great post-workout Drink

Following a vigorous exercise schedule? Milk can level-up exercise efforts by giving you a boost in energy and strength to the body. Drinking milk after a workout instead of some energy drink provides muscle development, muscle fat loss, and strength, especially in women.

Nutritious Breakfast

Skipping breakfast causes weight gain, a healthy breakfast is must to achieve weight loss goals and to maintain ideal weight. Milkshakes and smoothies are nutritious take-ups on breakfast. Drink shake or smoothie in the morning and witness noticeable changes in you. Make smoothies or convert pure milk into healthy shakes and enjoy the wholesome goodness of juice with irresistible fresh fruits. Lose weight and look confident with our weight loss recipes.

Hope this read has provided you enough facts to consider drinking milk for weight loss and good health.

Happy Milk Day!

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Apple cider vinegar recipe

Do you believe in magic? You will start believing after trying this magic weight loss drink.

Yes, we have it for you, the secret drink for weight loss.
It includes none other than Apple Cider Vinegar. You have been listening or might be drinking this for a while since it is all over the internet. However, are you making a weight loss drink out of it?

Don’t worry. We have everything stored in for you. This apple cider vinegar or ACV is a powerful fermented liquid that is highly used and considered to be a superfood for weight loss. It is used for various cooking and household purposes. It is an excellent remedy to cure various health ailments as well. Celebrities like Katy Perry has used ACV to prepare weight loss drink which made this apple vinegar more popular than ever before.
Here, we have everything that you need to know about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.
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If you feel, your metabolism is sluggish and needs a detox? Apple cider vinegar makes a healthy detox drink to give the required boost. There are many natural and quick ways to drink apple cider vinegar. We are disclosing proven recipes from our collection to melt your fat like anything.

Tea Time with Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

Preparation time: 5m

Ingredients
• Hot water, 12 fluid ounces or more as desired
• Lemon juice, 2 tbsp
• Apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp
• Raw honey,1 tbsp
• Ground cinnamon,1 Tsp

Method:

Take hot water, add honey and cinnamon powder to hot boiling water then put it off the flame and add rest of the ingredients. Your tea is ready! You can make them all in a cinch, and they’re packed with ingredients that’ll boost your health.

Cranberry-Orange Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

Get ready to detox with this drink. The taste of Apple Cider Vinegar can tempt your taste buds when you add two delicious juices to give the nutritious boost as well. Oranges are rich in antioxidants, and vitamin c and cranberry juice are known for its health benefits.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cranberry Juice,1/4 cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice,1/4 cup
  • Water, ¾ cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar,2 tbsp

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, serve it in tall glasses and enjoy.

Tangy Lemon Water ACV Detox Drink

 

 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Feel fresh and level up your energy with quick apple cider vinegar detox drink. It has an excellent mix of fat cutting ingredients like cinnamon and lemon. Both are beneficial for health and stimulates digestion by making you feel fuller for longer. Cayenne pepper act as furnace by increase body temperature which is cooled down by melting deposited fat.

Ingredients:

  • Water,1 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Fresh lemon juice, 1 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon, 1/2 Tsp
  • Cayenne pepper (optional), 1 pinch
  • Honey

Take a tall glass, add all the ingredients and add honey if needed to balance out the taste.

Next in the list is Detox Smoothie.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Smoothie

 

Apple Cider Vinegar smoothie is a new twist where it contains some healthy with avocado and apple. It will build your faith about ACV that it can taste good. Apple is known for its health benefits like it reduces the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Whereas Avocado is known for improving the levels of good cholesterol and cardiovascular system.

Preparation Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Water, ¼ cup
  • Apple, peeled, sliced, 1 cup
  • Avocado, 2 tbsp
  • Ice, ¼ cup

Method:

Take a blender and add all ingredients then blend well

Now, you know all the recipes which can help you in shed those extra pounds and look slim.

Prepare these easy and fat burning super-healthy detox drinks using ACV to lose weight quickly. Keep you energized all day long. A healthy morning breakfast prevents many diseases like diabetes, bad cholesterol, hormonal problems and more.

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