Be careful when using pan sprays. One serving is only a 1/3 second or 1/4 second spray. Longer sprays = more than one serving, and thus more fat grams (which means more calories!) Try just using a heart healthy oil like olive oil or canola, instead. Aim for 2 tsp a day total. You might be surprised that eating a healthy amount of healthy fat actually can HELP your weight loss efforts.
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Did you know that the diet for the Biggest Loser progran is based on high lean protein, whole natural foods. because whole foods do not contain added sugar, sweeteners, added fats or oils. They must measure everything for ortion control. 4 fruits or veggies a day, 3 servings of lean protein like pork loin, chicken, turkey, fish, 1 serving of oil like olive oil, avocado, or nuts. 2 grains per day and exercise.
Our body needs it to work with vitamins that are not water soluble. Do use fat like oil in salads or low fat butter on your sandwich. Yes it adds up a lot of calories but also a lot of heart healthy fats. By the way the sandwich with (low fat) butter tastes much juicier. Everything in moderation!
Unsweetened applesauce is an excellent fat (eg, oil, butter or shortening) substitute for many baked goods. Generally, you use half as much applesauce as the recipe calls for fats. You will need to experiment some, because different fats produce different chemical reactions (eg, thickening, crispness) that applesauce doesn't always replicate. Worth the effort for the huge amount of calories saved!
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