Herbs & Spices Can Lower Cortisol to Boost Weight Loss
A new study shows that maintaining your weight loss for a year is the best way to retrain your body into accepting your new, lower weight, so it stops fighting against your efforts. Being innovative with herbs and spices can make your meals more exciting and help stabilize your metabolic rate. However, it is important to learn which seasonings, herbs, spices and sauces support healthy weight loss. Many can make food more palatable while others turn an average dish into a fat-burning super food.
Most Tangy Toppings Come at No Health Cost
Most tangy toppings (like yellow mustard) come at no health cost, as they are low in calories and fat. So, you can go ahead and enhance the flavor of your food as much as you like. However, carefully read the ingredients for any sauce that is labeled "Sweet Hot" or "Spicy Sweet". If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it is imperative that you prepare your favorite foods in the healthiest way possible. This includes a proper knowledge of condiments, flavorings and sauces. Not surprisingly, the worst offenders are usually the most popular options.
When eating ketchup, there never seems to be enough especially when you are busy dipping your favorite fatty foods in it. At twenty calories per tablespoon of ketchup, you may need to change your eating behavior. If you are currently pilling it on in heavy quantities, it is the portion or serving size that will make the biggest difference. If you use one spoonful of ranch dressing, it may be a healthier choice than going bonkers with half a jar of an otherwise healthier alternative.
Increased Stress Hormone Can Trigger Fat Storage
Yes, seductive foods lurk around every corner. This can be especially frustrating when you're trying to lose weight. But, many foods have gotten a bad rap over time; more recent studies have concluded that they are not so terrible after all if portion sizes are controlled. Increased levels of cortisol hormone is also a direct path excess stomach fat. Not only is it important to de-stress using breathing techniques, a variety of herbs and spices help provide stress relief and can be added to your favorite foods.
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