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The Low Fat Fryer – Giving Dieters a Helping Hand

Every year people commit to a diet in order to improve their health and appearance, and do so with the very best of intentions of seeing it through until they reach the goals they have set for themselves. Once they start, though, they often find that it’s not as easy as they first thought – and with temptation constantly in their path, it’s all too easy to for them to give in and undo all the hard work that they’ve put in so far.

One of the hardest things about trying to stick to a diet is having to give up many of our favourite “unhealthy” foods. By making a sudden and complete change to what we eat it’s only natural that our bodies take time to adjust, and during this time we crave the foods that we always enjoyed eating. Giving in to temptation during this is the worse thing that we can do – if we start to make exceptions during this early phase, the diet is almost certainly doomed to failure.

A more sensible approach would be to try and find some way of being able to eat some of our old favourites without going against the healthy eating principles of our diet, and we can often do this simply by cooking these foods in a different way. It’s for this reason that the low fat fryer has become so popular in recent years, as they allow us to continue eating all sorts of foods that would traditionally have been deep fried, but as they’re cooked without using any (or a very minimal amount of) oil, they are far healthier.

The most popular of the low fat fryers currently on the market is the Philips Airfyer, and it’s actually a very simple device to use. It works by circulating hot air around the food as it cooks so that the surface dries out and forms a crispy coating, similar to that which it would get from being cooked in a fryer. As no oil is needed for the cooking process, anyone who’s on a diet can carry on eating chips or French fries and ‘fried’ meats with every meal… diets have never tasted so good!

By allowing ourselves to eat these types of foods whilst remaining completely guilt-free, we’re far more likely to carry on eating healthily into the long term rather than just as part of a temporary fad. The Airfryer is big enough to cook enough food for a whole family, so you can improve the health and well-being of your kids without them even knowing – and anyone who has a fussy eater for a child will know just how hard this can be!

There are many benefits that using a low fat fryer can bring, and you can read more about them here. They can be bought fairly cheaply these days, just as many kitchen appliances can – but what sets them apart is that while most modern kitchen appliances aim to make your life easier, low fat fryers aim to make your life better.

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Clean Eating – A Delicious Way to Eat Healthy!

When someone tells you that they eat clean, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?  If you are like most people you are probably imagining a diet that is boring, loaded with carrots, celery sticks and dried out grilled chicken.  In truth, this diet certainly would be considered clean, but clean eating doesn’t have to be boring!

Although you will want to consume foods as close as possible to their natural state, these foods can and should be prepared in a way that is delicious.    Just yesterday I enjoyed some low fat French fries that I made of baked sweet potatoes drizzled in a smoked jalapeno cream.  I can ensure you that in no way did I feel deprived!  With a little practice just about anyone can learn to prepare wholesome foods in a way that is delicious.

If the idea of eating clean is new to you, there are a couple of things you will want to keep in mind.  First, you will want to have three meals each day as well as two or three snacks.  Eating frequently has been shown to increase your metabolism and even more importantly it can help keep your blood sugar levels stable.  This means you will be much less likely to overeat later on in the day.  Each meal should consist of complex carbohydrates as well as protein foods from lean sources.  You should also include at least six servings of fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Although you will only be eating healthy foods, understanding portion size is key.  There is no need to count calories but portions should be approximately the size of your palm for protein and carbohydrates.  The approximate portion size for fruits and vegetables is what you could fit in two palms.

Steer clear of processed and refined foods as well as those that are high in saturated fats or those that contain trans fats.  Rather, focus on getting healthy Essential Fatty Acids in your diet.

With a little planning, a clean diet that is also delicious is possible!