Want to lose weight? Eat frozen food
Eating low-calorie frozen foods can help you stay slim and fit, according to a Loyola University physician.
Low-calorie frozen meals provide convenience, structure and calorie control, which leads to better adherence and weight loss, according to Jessica Bartfield, MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at Loyola University Health System.
“Save time, save money, boost nutrition and control portions by eating low-calorie, frozen foods,” advises Bartfield.
To safely lose weight, Bartfield recommends that most people will need to consume a low-calorie diet, anywhere from 1,000 to 1,800 calories per day, depending on certain factors such as weight, age, height and gender.
Most frozen meals provide 200 to 350 calories per meal, which fits within that range along with one to two healthy snacks per day, she said.
“For people with higher calorie needs, they can add fruits or vegetables to the meal or even a small serving of protein to hit the calorie target,” she added.