Frozen Burgers Are Diet-a-licious!

There are a lot of people who work a lot and are in a hurry, but get really stuck on what to do for a quick protein to eat every 3-4 hours throughout the day.

Protein ideas:

I have written a lot about protein ideas, such as eggs, low-fat cheese, nuts (measured), low-carb protein bars, low-carb and high protein shakes, and different meats.

Sometimes people want a patty or a burger (without the bun).  Trader Joe’s (and other stores) have plenty of frozen foods that are a great selection for low-carb and high protein foods.

I have seen beef burgers, buffalo burgers, turkey burgers, chicken burgers and even Mahi-Mahi burgers.  These foods can be served with vegetables and it is like having a delish cooked food, but it can be grilled quickly or even microwaved because they are cooked and frozen and ready to go.  I have had them.  YUMMY!

In a quick amount of time, you can have a good lunch or dinner meal.  Kids and adults can enjoy them.  Yes, there is sodium in them to freeze them, and are not as “healthy” as a fresh piece, but you will not be doing it daily and you sometimes need this because they are good for a DIET.  They are extremely low-carb–barely 1 or 2 carbs per item.  Check out the boxes next time you are shopping.


What Would A Nutritionist NOT Eat?

My information came from Shape Magazine.

Nutritionists would not eat:

1. Rice Cakes

Why? They are bad for weight loss with a glycemic index of 91 out of 100, the carb count is too high (I stay away from rice, not to mention that they have high arsenic levels in them) and the sugar high and low is really terrible For your diet and your mood.

2. Fat-free Salad Dressing

Don’t fear fat. It is the sugar and carbs to look out for in your food choices. Fat-free has to add sugar or corn syrup for flavor, so you were better off with the fat. Just watch out for the carb count and serving size.

3. Shark

High mercury levels salmon has the lowest mercury and in the meantime has Omega 3. That is good.

4. Refined and Re-fortified Grains

“Unfortunately this rules out a majority of the carbohydrates found on supermarket shelves. Refined and re-fortified grains are grain-based foods like certain breakfast cereals, pastas, and rice products that have been refined such that the naturally occurring fiber, vitamins, and minerals have been removed. Companies then replace the fiber and synthetic versions of the vitamins and minerals that were initially removed. Sometimes (and this is really sneaky) they put everything back in naturally occurring ratios so that they can still claim the food contains ‘whole grains’. My suggestion: Just eat the real unfortified stuff in the first place.”

5. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

They have empty calories and carbs, they fatten you and you don’t get a full feeling from them. Also, simple sugars lowers your good cholesterol and increases your triglyceride levels (two risk factors for heart disease). Drinking sugary beverages also promotes disturbances in your body’s inflammatory balance, making it harder to recover from exercise and increasing your risk of numerous chronic illnesses. Instead opt for water or a calorie-free infused drink.

6. Grits

Another hyper-refined carbohydrate, grits are the small leftover pieces from corn processing. they lack significant amounts of vitamins or minerals. They contain a minute amount of fiber and no essential fats. Their flavor is lacking and thus butter or heavy cream is used to make them palatable, bringing together the artery clogging and waistline expanding simple carbohydrates and saturated fat.