I admit it! I am a ketchup and mayo addict! Problem is ketchup is full of sugar & salt, and the mayo has a lot of fat. So making myself use it in moderation is hard. My absolute favorite french fry dipping is the southern mix of mayo AND ketchup. The true trick is moderation…add seasonings, like pepper, garlic, season salt, and try the pre-mixed packs. Mustard has healing properties, so use it often. Most barbecue and steak sauces are high in calories too. Just try to have all your sauces on the side and dip every other fry or nugget.
The other swaps are simple. In the beginning god made everything. And as we developed as a human race we have used these of the earth items to feed and nourish our bodies. Keep that in mind as you change the way you eat. Here are the basics:
2. Go easy on the salt. Use those other seasonings sitting in your pantry. Where there is salt, there is water. Women tend to carry a lot of water weight. My weight can fluctuate 4-6 lbs a day based on how much salt I take in. Soo, push that salt shaker away.
3. Milk! Drink 2 glasses a day. If you can’t get it in then substitute your dairy/calcium daily with yogurt, cheese (yes, I said eat cheese!) and on your free day treat yourself to a soft serve ice cream cone. Stay away from the high fat ice cream, the soft serve is made from ice milk, there’s your dairy. One of the biggest benefits to milk is that your skin uses it. It helps replace the elasticity. So as the inches drop off you need that milk to help you skin return to it’s youthful taunt appearance. And he helps reduce wrinkles! Grab a glass…it’s good!
4. Water, water, WATER!! You really need 8-10 glasses a day. This ones a tough one for me. Grab some lemon juice and put a couple drops in it. And, I will admit I LOVE crystal light. Not the best thing, but it gets my water requirement in for the day.
5. Use sugar! Remember the diet soda argument? The little pink & blue packets defeat the whole purpose. A big glass of ice tea with controlled sugar sweetener is much better for you than the artificial crap. (YES, I know I just admitted above that I use crystal light, but that’s the only time I use anything artificial!)
The simple truth is if it’s naturally made or if it was good enough for our forefathers then it’s good enough for you.