Favorite new low calorie foods

I’m full on counting calories – my goal is to stay below 2100 calories a day (my Biggest Loser calorie goals). The trick is to manage calories in such a way that I’m not hungry; if I stick with low enough calorie options I can stay full (which helps manage my appetite) and still lose weight. I still have my old favorites, but there are a couple new ones I’m really loving. Fiber One 80 Calories Honey Squares (how’s that for a long cereal name? Sheesh) is awesome. 80 calories for a 3/4 cup serving that also has a ton of dietary fiber (that’s good – it takes longer to digest, which makes appetite management so much easier). Between that and fat free milk (90 calories a cup), I’m having a full breakfast for around 300-350 calories.

I’m also loving Wonder’s Smart White (or wheat) bread. It’s only 50 calories a slice, loaded with dietary fiber and all the other nuitrition normally found only in wheat breads, and it tastes great. There have been 50 calorie a slice bread for a while, but this is different. The other low calorie breads are crazy thin sliced, and smaller all around – when I make a sandwich with them I feel like it’s only half a sandwich. Wonder’s bread is the same size as regular bread, both in diameter and thickness. It’s good stuff. Anytime you can get something significantly lower in calories that still seems just like the high calorie version, that’s a win in my book. Ultimately, it means I can have two ham sandwiches in the 400-500 calorie range. I love that.

What low calorie foods are you finding? I’m hungry for more ideas!

4 thoughts on “Favorite new low calorie foods

  1. Man super salty POPCORN is my FAVORITE low cal food! Other than popcorn, that Fiber One Cereal is peeeaaarrrllll. And when I gave up soda, I drank vitamin water zero a lot. I also REALLY love celery, but it really doesn't fill me up even a little bit… It's fun to munch on though when I'm craving something.


  2. I have given up all forms of artificial sweeteners, yep, no more diet soda for me. I use Agave in my oatmeal in the morning, it has a lower glycemic index and I add a small amount of walnuts or almonds and flax seeds. I have seen my cravings for sweets drop. In fact, the less processed sugar I eat, the less I crave it.


  3. When I really need chocolate I love the Fiber One peanut butter brownies. Nuke then for 15 seconds and they're all warm and soft. Only 90 calories!


  4. Taylor, it would be instant, but reailstically it is not that much as the 2 pounds that you mention.To burn 2 pounds of fat, you need to burn around 7,000 calories! With cardio you burn about 100 calories in 10-15 minutes, depending on your weight and intensity. That’s 11.5 to 17.5 hours of cardio!!!If you weigh 2 pounds less after cardio then before, that’s most likely a difference in your water content (sweat, pee )


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