Five Amazing Food Swaps To Help You Lose Weight
Dieting can really get on your nerves sometimes. There are millions upon millions of articles that tell you different and contradictory information. One says that you should drink fruit juices. Others say that you shouldn’t and that you should be eating the whole fruit instead. And, as another thing on top of that, is the fact that you’re always forbidden to eat the things you enjoy the most, and that shouldn’t be the case. Today, we wanted to talk to you about some easy swaps that you can make to increase the enjoyment you get out of your diet while you’re still losing weight!
To help you out in the diet choices you make, we have gathered five simple and easy food swaps that you can do in order to cut down on your calories. You can lose a lot of weight if you commit to doing all of these amazing swaps. To be completely honest with you, you are not going to see immediate results (although that’s the case with any diet plan), but in just a couple of weeks, you will start noticing that the numbers on the scale are going to decrease.
Instead of a bagel, eat an English muffin.
There’s no need to consume all of the calories of a three and a half inch bagel with all the cream cheese and jam inside when you can eat a whole wheat English Muffin, to make the experience even better, you can add in some peanut butter and some fruit by your choosing!
Instead of low-fat milk in your Cereal, Pour in Some Greek yogurt.
Do you want to lower your fat intake in the morning? Well, I hate to break it for you, but you’ve been doing things wrong. What I am trying to say is that you should do a bit of switching in your morning bowl. Take out the low-fat milk and the regular granola and swap it with some Greek yogurt and low-fat granola. This will give you 75 percent less fat than if you do it with regular granola.
No need to spend the time squeezing OJ, Eat 1 Orange instead!
I am sure that you’ve been reading this around the internet, and I know that you won’t believe it. But, a 12-ounce glass filled with orange juice has 24 grams of sugar, whereas a whole orang only contains 12 grams of sugar. I wouldn’t want to take in all that extra sugar if I was you and I was on a diet. What’s better when you’re consuming the whole fruit is the fact that you also consume three more grams of fiber compared to 0 grams when you’re drinking the juice.
Instead of Cheese, Eat Chives with your Eggs
Yeah, yeah, I know that you love your scrambled eggs with some cheese. But, the important thing when you’re on a diet is that this also boosts up your calorie intake. Instead of eating that calorie filled meal, why not switch the regular cheese you use with some chopped chives. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can also try some kind of hot sauce, red pepper flakes, or you can even add in some bagel seasoning! Experiment and let us know what suits you best in the comments below!
Instead of Soda, Drink Sip Seltzer
Sodas – our worst enemy, especially when we’re on a diet. It’s a silent enemy too, and not a lot of people actually know that they shouldn’t drink sodas when they’re on a diet. A well-known fact is that sodas contain a lot of sugar, 20 grams to be exact. But, not a lot of people know that they also contain lots of calories. So, a much better alternative for you would be carbonated water which includes 0 calories and 0g of sugar. If you want some flavor in it, you can add in some slices of lemon, lime or you can even add in some orange slices.