Thursday, April 1, 2010
Are Frozen Meals A Good Weight Loss Plan?
When you're trying to lose weight and you don't have much time to prepare meals, frozen entrees can be a convenient way to help control calories. Keep in mind though, not all frozen meals are healthy. What should you look for when buying a frozen entree? First, look at the ingredient list. The first ingredient should be real food, like chicken, pasta or vegetables. It shouldn't start with fillers, stabilizers or chemicals, words you don't recognize as food. Buy organic frozen meals when you can as they tend to have healthier ingredients, less chemicals and fillers. Next make sure it's not over 500 calories per serving and it doesn't exceed 700mg of sodium. It should also have at least 3 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein to help you feel full and to keep you satisfied. A brand I like is Amy's Kitchen. Here's a link to their website.