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LOVEISMUSIC24
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1/25/14 9:52 A

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Thanks for the advice guys! And yeah, I figured that I wasn't using all of the marinade but it was still adding more calories than I thought. I will try to monitor the condiments more - the mayo, butter, and reddi wip!

And I will try some dry rubs as well. I actually saw on the news that adding herbs such as Rosemary are actually helpful at preventing certain cancers. Don't have to tell me twice.

My new promise to myself for 2014 is to forgive myself. If I have a setback, this time I won't give up or call myself a failure. Instead I'll forgive myself and keep going.

Ultimately we're all human and if we keep going when we stumble, we'll get there! Slow and steady wins the race!


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1/14/14 12:52 P

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I like dry seasoning like its not a marinade but it's usually just more salt.
I like lime with dry seasoning mixed for fish and lemon juice the same way for chicken.
I like McCormick Grill Mates the Montreal chicken is great for making chicken taste grilled, even if bake it.
Also you can use I can't believe it's not butter spray to make them into a rub, it has NO calories and taste great on steamed veggies.
If you use the Montreal steak on chicken....it actual tastes more like steak or use the Gourmet Burger makes ground turkey taste like hamburger.
Onions pull the smell out of fish if you want to through a few red ones in with fish it make them taste more mild, a few squeezes of lime, some Montreal Chicken and a few squirts of I can't believe it's not butter spray...bake it or grill it.



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1/14/14 12:49 P

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You are making a common mistake, which is to look at the whole calorie count for a marinade. The actual calories you get will be small, because the meat can only take on so much. Try measuring out the weight of your marinade before and after you put the meat (or vegetable, or tofu, whatever) in it. You will find that the change is very small.

I have a marinade I use (olive oil, tarragon, salt, pepper, and lemon juice). The total weight is 78 grams. When I remove my chicken breast from it, it weighs 74 grams. The total fat and calories from this marinade is very small. I have my recipe in spark recipes to make it easier on myself.

Also, things like olive oil are good for you. Your body needs some fat, and olive oil is one of the healthiest you can use.

I looked at a few weeks of your tracker and saw that on the days where you went over your fat allotment, it was usually for things like mayo, or desserts, or cheese, or butter. None of those things are bad, but maybe try to reduce how much you use. For example, skip the reddiwhip, use 1 Tbsp of mayo (or go for the olive oil reduced fat version), use 3/4 or 1/2 the amount of cheese you normally would. Instead of 1.5 servings of butter, try just 1 serving.

It does take some time to adjust to these changes, but I promise, it doesn't take long.

If you still want to reduce fat via marinades, try dry rubs instead. They involve no oil at all, just dry seasonings rubbed on and left for a few hours or overnight, then cooked.

Edited by: WHOLENEWME79 at: 1/14/2014 (12:51)
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LOVEISMUSIC24
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1/13/14 8:58 A

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Hey guys,

I like eating chicken, salmon, and shrimp. I do like to add a little flavor when I cook up these proteins. The problem is... marinades are usually so caloric! Most marinades contain high amounts of olive oil which adds tons of calories. I am already eating too much fat as it is, so if there's any way to season/flavor my food without so much fat, please leave your suggestions!


My new promise to myself for 2014 is to forgive myself. If I have a setback, this time I won't give up or call myself a failure. Instead I'll forgive myself and keep going.

Ultimately we're all human and if we keep going when we stumble, we'll get there! Slow and steady wins the race!


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