If you want to maintain an ideal weight that you recently reached or you’re “working” on it, then cooking at home will be your best ally because you always have control over what you eat. But, eventhough you haven’t visited your favorite restaurant and contsantly cook healthy and low-calorie meals in your kitchen, the extra weight is still there and you can’t lose it. Below you will discover some of the most common mistakes we all make when cooking at home that cause us to keep on that extra weight. If you’ve choosen healthy homemade food, then make sure it benefits your weight!
Mistake #1: Cooking with too much oil!
Olive oil is certainly the healthiest and best for cooking at home, but one teaspoon contains 125 calories. While that might not sound like much, if you cook with it remember there is always an alternative. Because we said that we cook healthy food, frying vegetables always requires adding a lot of oil, so if you don’t want that to happen to you, steam the vegetables then slighty fry them with a few drops of olive oil.
Mistake #2: Excessive servings!
We all know how important the assessment of food portions are, but often at the end of the working day we don’t pay attention to how much food we have in a portion or how many calories we have in each meal. Your “hungry eyes” can add hundreds of hidden calories to a completely healthy meal. To stop it from happening to you, before you eat a meal, consider how much salt you add, the amount of parmesan you top the vegetables with or how many calories you will consume with the beshamel sauce that you put onto your steak.
Mistake #3: A slave to recipies!
If you lose confidence in your own culinary skills, it can lead to strictly sticking to recipies. But, if you stick to the listed ingredients blindly, you could lose the opportunity to serve yourself with a fun trick. For example, if the recipies says that you need to use cream, replace it with avocado sauce or Greek yogurt instead. This simple trick will reduce the number of calories that you consume without losing the desired flavor of the dish and its texture.
Mistake #4: You taste meals while preparing them!
Try to avoid this habit of tasting whether the foodis tasty or if its missing something. Although if you try it once it won’t do you any harm. To avoid trying the food more than once constantly chew gum or drink a glass of mineral water. Or for each bite that you have, put less in your serving.
Mistake #5: Leaving food scraps for “later”!
Dinner was delicious, your full and you know that you’ve had enough until the next day. Most often deviate from this when they go to the kitchen to wash dishes and when they say how delicous everything was, so they want to eat some more again. You will only help yourself by knowing how much is enough and you will prepare a certain amount of food so you don’t have to finish eating it again later.