The concept behind the 100 calorie diet is to use 100-calorie portion sizes to estimate you total daily intake. Women can have 15 servings of this portion size and be able to maintain their weight without too much exercise, while men can have up to 20 servings. You can select food from all categories and indulge on whatever snack you want, so long as you are mindful about each intake.
Remember, you can accumulate considerable calories from drinks. Cream and sugar based drinks have exceedingly high calories. Below are 7 examples of what you can drink for 100-calories.
1. Skim Milk
Having skim milk as a part of your breakfast is a good way to get a dose of protein, calcium and other essential nutrients without burdening your heart with excessive saturated fat and cholesterol. Skim milk is also lower in calories than whole dairy. You can have a full cup for just around 90 to 100 calories. Some special brands of skim milk have reduced lactose or are artificially modified for higher protein content. These products have slightly lower calories so you can drink 10 fluid ounces and still be within 100 calories.
2. Unsweetened Soy Milk
Soy milk is naturally less in sugar and calories than dairy milk. It is also concentrated with good fats and is cholesterol free. A 100-calorie serving of unsweetened soy milk is about 10 fluid ounces. Sweeten with your favorite sugar substitute for a more satisfying taste.
3. Nonfat Vanilla Latte
If you need coffee to get going in the morning, this easy 100-calorie recipe should work great for you. Simply boil a cupful of skim milk in a pot with some extra water for make up for water loss during evaporation. Put 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 1 tablespoon of light coffee mate, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of sugar substitute in your coffee mug and add the boiled milk. Stir well until it is smooth and consistent and enjoy.
4. Diet Ice Cream Float
Diet sodas have 0 calories, so there is no limit on your intake. Diet root beer, diet A & W Cream Soda and Coca-cola Zero are all great bases for a low calorie ice cream float. For a 100-calorie sweet treat, pour a can of ice cold diet soda in a glass and add a scoop (1/2 cup) of fat free vanilla ice cream.
5. Nonfat Berry Smoothie
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are all extremely high in nutritional value with only minimal calories. You can have a cupful of berries with just 50 calories. Use ½ cup of nonfat milk, 1 cup of mixed berries and ½ cup of ice to make a 100-calorie metabolism boosting power smoothie. You can use artificial sweetener to adjust the taste to your liking.
6. Lite Beer
Beer is fermented from barley and can amount to quite a bit of calories. Have a 12-ounce bottle of lite beer for about 90 to 100 calories.
Wine has even higher sugar and calories from carbohydrates than beer. Each 4-ounce glass of red or white wine equals one 100-calorie serving.