BY RUTENDO MUBVUMBI
Afraid of a little fat addition, buds scared of a little chicken skin or extra pepperoni ,you’re hungry but counting on kilojoules stops you from enjoying yourself. Worry not! Navigate your way around kilojoule -heavy snacks with these smarter, low kilojoule options.
I never diet, l don’t eat more or less. I keep a moderate intake . But when it comes to snacks, they can be tempting. That’s why l live by the No Deprivation Rule. Instead of eliminating, let’s substitute because let’s be honest…we all need a little uplifting. Here are three examples of tasty substitutions.
CHICKEN NUGGETS VS HOTDOGS
Go with the Chicken Nuggets having 920kj which is twice Hotdogs which are 1130 kj.
One hotdog will fill you up extra fat.
SPRING ROLLS VS FISH FILLETS
Fish fillets will set you back 544kj whilst tasty at the same time. Spring rolls are a big 2009kj which is about a meal’s worth of kilojoules.
PIZZA VS PIES
Here, the kilojoules are close- a pizza weighs in 837kj compared to pies with 803kj. Pies save you have the fat. But still, no harm done plus the balance of cheese, sauce and crust in pizza will fill you up faster.
Decide what you want ahead of time. All in one place can reduce your self control to zero. The result, you eat more and you eat worse. So, enter the food joints with a specific destination and meal in mind.
Don’t let counting joules stop you from enjoying yourself and boosting your mood. But just remember, next time you feeling hungry, first go for some water. Hydration first!!!