3 Condiments You Can Use to Lose Weight
- Possible Pat
- May 18, 2017
When I was beginning to change up my diet and eat healthy, one of the hardest things was giving up condiments. I felt like everything tasted so bland and it almost wanted me to give up. It seems that I was destined to eat stale food if I wanted to lose weight. I was getting used to eating veggies, but I really wanted to dip them in ranch dressing. Grilled chicken was good, but I wanted to rub BBQ sauce on it. Instead of frying french fries, I was baking sweet potatoes… but I still wanted to dip them in ketchup out of habit.
I quickly learned that I couldn’t do this if I wanted to drop the weight. Even though I was eating healthy, I was still consuming added calories and an excess amount of fat that was sabotaging any goals that I had. That means, all these added condiments had to stop.
As it turns out, I didn’t have to completely give up condiments and that really helped me stick to eating clean and losing the weight. Sure, there were several that I needed to stay away from, but I learned to like others just as much.
Top 3 Condiments to Lose Weight
Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemons – This is a great option, especially for chicken or fish. You can eat them together or separately, but either way, you get a lot of flavor with close to no calories. Plus, it’s all natural!
Hot Sauce – My favorite hot sauce is Cholula because a lot can go a long way. And best of all, there has zero calories, zero sugars, and zero fats.
Mustard – When it comes to common, popular condiments, mustard is one of the healthier ones you can have. Most mustards don’t have added sugar and are low in calories. When picking out a mustard, I would recommend sugar-free Dijon, horseradish mustard, or the common yellow mustard.
If you are using condiments and want to stray from this list, check out my Approved Foods List for more options. I will tell you the foods I recommend for you to eat. These very ones I ate to lose all the weight and the ones I continue to eat to keep the weight off and striving towards my goals.
If you are trying to lose weight, here are some condiments you definitely need to stay away from. These will damage your goals and make losing the weight harder.
Top 3 Condiments to Avoid
- Ketchup – While ketchup tends to be used for almost everything, it does has a high-calorie content and added sugars.
- Ranch – This is a condiment that seems to be everyone’s favorite, but it is also really high in calories, with 145 calories per serving!
- BBQ – A good barbecue sauce can make the difference in a family get together, but it also tends to include a high amount of added sugar.
These three condiments are among the most popular, so I know a lot of people will be sad to see these on the list. But these three condiments, in particular, are high in calories, fat, and sugar. All things you need to avoid when losing weight.
When we think about our meals, we often forget about the things we are cooking with and the condiments that we use, but these things to matter. For many people, when they decide to change their eating habits, they also make a lot of mistakes. I know this because I made a lot of mistakes. I switched to healthier food, but I was preparing them in a way the defeated the purpose. Or I was drowning it in sauces that made it just as bad as the foods I gave up.
There are so many things to remember when making the switch, and it can be difficult. So difficult I even need help sometimes and that is why, after everything I have learned, I still use meal plans to make sure I keep the weight off and I continue to make progress. You can do the same by using the same Custom Meal Plans that I use, that way you don’t have to worry about making the mistakes I did in the beginning.
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About Possible Pat
Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.