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I absolutely LOVED dipping my food in sauces-and when I started my weight loss regimen and was writing my food down, I realized just how much sauce I used, like barbecue, ranch dressing, sweet and sour sauce, and how it took very little of it before the calories would add up. To give my food the flavor I was looking for, I started experimenting with seasonings, and that has kept me from using dips with my food.

If you are watching your sodium, this tip may not work for you, unless you can find sodium free ones like Mrs. Dash.
- Submitted by MAMASMAMA 11/12/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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KELLYG130 11/14/2010 2:14:00 PM

    I'm a huge sauce fan too, but unfortunately most of them contain huge amounts of sodium and/or sugar (not to mention calories!), which wreak havoc on your nutrition and exercise efforts.
Mrs. Dash is an excellent low sodium choice! Experiment with mixing different seasonings in a little bit of olive oil or coconut oil for a "healthy fat" option. Another little trick if you HAVE to have sauce, is to lightly dip every OTHER bite, and not dunk the whole bite but just dip the edge. Conscious eating makes a huge difference :-) emoticon
FALASTIN 11/12/2010 3:28:00 PM

    I like strong flavors, too, and now learning to use seasoning more often than dressing. it's working well for me :)

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