January 29, 2012

One Food That You Must Include In Your Weight Loss Diet

If you’re on a weight loss diet plan, one food that you should be ensuring you’re including in the mix is applesauce.  Applesauce is a great addition to your diet, not only to eat on its own in times when you have a killer sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied, but in many other instances as well.

The trick is making sure that you purchase the unsweetened variety of applesauce as this is the one that will offer the least calories without spiking your blood glucose levels.  While it is high in sugars as well, they’re naturally sugars that will provide wholesome nutrition to your cells.

So this said, let’s have a look at a few different ways that you can incorporate applesauce into your daily diet plan.

 

One Food That You Must Include In Your Weight Loss Diet on FitnessGuruSam.com, Chino Hills Boot Camp, Chino Hills Personal Trainer, Chino Hills Weight LossThe first way to have your applesauce is to add it to a bowl of oatmeal to jazz it up without adding a large amount of sugar or calories.  You’ll simply want to stir it in after the cooking process has taken place and add a little bit of milk if desired.

You can also add a half chopped apple along with a tablespoon of dried cranberries or raisins as well if you’re really in the mood for something special.

 

One Food That You Must Include In Your Weight Loss Diet on FitnessGuruSam.com, Chino Hills Boot Camp, Chino Hills Personal Trainer, Chino Hills Weight LossThe second way to have applesauce is to add it in with your muffin or other baking recipes. Applesauce is very often used to replace the oil to help bring down to the total fat and calorie content.

In addition to this, it’ll also offer up a sweeter taste to the dish, so could potentially reduce the need for added sugar as well.

If you’re uncertain about the recipe you’re preparing, use half applesauce in replacement for half the oil and see how it impacts the final product. Then, switch to a full replacement the next time around.

 

One Food That You Must Include In Your Weight Loss Diet on FitnessGuruSam.com, Chino Hills Boot Camp, Chino Hills Personal Trainer, Chino Hills Weight LossAlso keep in mind that you can eat applesauce on its own plain as well.  Many people completely overlook this but it too can be a great sweet treat when you need something small to snack on.

At only about 50 calories per half cup, if you add a little cinnamon and Splenda on top for extra sweetness, you’ll have a delicious snack in seconds.

Or, consider topping it over some Greek yogurt for an added protein boost and to help make it a more complete snack that will tide you over for hours to come.

 

One Food That You Must Include In Your Weight Loss Diet on FitnessGuruSam.com, Chino Hills Boot Camp, Chino Hills Personal Trainer, Chino Hills Weight LossFinally, the last creative way to use applesauce in your diet is to consider adding it into a protein shake.  Most people think of traditional ‘shake-like’ fruits when preparing their protein shakes such as bananas, berries, peaches, and so on but applesauce can make for a very interesting twist when you need something different.

Blend up one cup of skim milk, one scoop of vanilla or butterscotch protein powder, a small amount of vanilla yogurt for thickness, a tablespoon of almond butter, a quarter cup of applesauce, and a dash of cinnamon.  You’ll have a nutritionally balanced shake to get you through the morning or afternoon.

So make sure that you put unsweetened applesauce on your grocery list. It’s a creative way to liven up your diet without adding a high amount of calories or fat.

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February 1, 2012

chris watson @ 12:50 pm

I use extra fine oats to add to my shakes. It still goes lumpy and course on the throat though