Low Calorie

Low-calorie cooking refers to preparing and cooking meals that are low in calories, usually with the goal of weight loss or weight management. The calorie content of a meal is determined by the amount of energy it contains, typically measured in calories or kilojoules.

Low-calorie cooking can involve a variety of techniques, such as:

  1. Using low-calorie ingredients, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

  2. Reducing or eliminating high-calorie ingredients like butter, cream, and sugar.

  3. Using cooking techniques minimises the need for added fats, such as baking, broiling, or grilling.

  4. Portion control includes using smaller plates, measuring ingredients, or dividing larger meals into smaller portions.

Low-calorie cooking can be a helpful tool for weight management, but it's essential to ensure that meals still provide adequate nutrients and energy. It's also important to be mindful of hunger and satiety cues, as overly restrictive diets can lead to feelings of deprivation and overeating.

Many resources, such as low-calorie cookbooks and online recipes, provide ideas and inspiration for delicious and satisfying low-calorie meals. Working with a healthcare provider or registered dietitian is also a good idea to develop a safe and effective weight loss or weight management plan.