Condiments and Seasoning Portions for the Belly Fat Diet

By Erin Palinski-Wade

Condiments and seasonings are a great way to add flavor and variety to your meals. Many seasonings and spices can be used in unlimited amounts. However, a few condiments do contain some calories or even small amounts of sugar. These condiments are allowed on your Belly Fat Diet plan, but you do need to monitor the portions.

[Credit: © 2009]
Credit: © 2009

The table shows you what seasonings and condiments are unlimited and which ones you need to measure.

Portion Sizes of Belly-Friendly Condiments and Seasonings
Food Size of a Serving
All dry seasonings and spices Unlimited
Barbeque sauce 1 tablespoon per day
Garlic Unlimited
Horseradish 1/2 cup per day
Ketchup (choose no-sugar-added varieties) 2 tablespoons per day
Lemon and lime juice (in cooking) 1/4 cup per day
Mustard 1/4 cup per day
Nonstick cooking sprays Unlimited
Pickle relish 1 tablespoon per day
Pickles (avoid brands with added sugars) 3 pickles per day
Salsa (choose fresh varieties) Unlimited
Soy sauce (choose low-sodium varieties) 2 teaspoons per day
Taco seasoning 1 tablespoon per day
Teriyaki sauce (choose low-sodium varieties) 2 teaspoons per day
Vinegar Unlimited
Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons per day