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Healthy Food Swaps For Weight Loss

Healthy Food Swaps For Weight Loss

17/10/2021 Blog

When it comes to eating healthy, you must be careful as to which foods really facilitate weight loss. Most popular foods nowadays that claim to be healthy can, in fact, derail your progress — even when you’re following a dedicated diet regime. However, there are many healthier alternatives that you can conveniently incorporate into your diet plan to slash your calorie intake significantly.

Let us have a look at some smart food swaps that can accelerate your weight loss goals.

1. Oats or eggs instead of sugary cereals

Sugar-coated cereals contain many harmful preservatives and calories, providing very little nutritional value. Swap them for protein-rich eggs or oatmeal. Proteins are a great choice for breakfast as they can keep you full for longer.

2. Fruit smoothies instead of desserts

Sometimes, you can’t help but crave desserts like pastries, chocolates or ice creams, which are essentially high in refined sugar. Whenever you crave something sweet, make yourself a fruit smoothie. Just take some fresh fruits like berries, pears, oranges or any other fruit of your choice. Blend the fruits with milk or low-fat yogurt and sprinkle it with some healthy nuts and seeds, like walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds. This is a great way to snack on something healthy while satisfying your sweet tooth.

3. Homemade drinks instead of sweetened beverages

Carbonated drinks, canned juices and energy drinks are high in sugar and packed with harmful chemicals. Instead, swap them with healthier alternatives like homemade buttermilk, fruit or vegetable juice or coconut water.

4. Homemade protein bars instead of off-the-shelf bars

Many protein bars sold in the supermarket contain added sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, added flavor or color and, with all that, hidden calories. With homemade protein bars, you don’t have to worry about shady ingredients. Such bars are often packed with nutrients and can satisfy your sweet tooth. You can make them with dates, healthy nuts and seeds, grated coconut or jaggery.

5. Ghee instead of cooking oil

Time after time, nutritionists have emphasized the importance of ghee in one’s diet due to the health benefits it offers. Ghee is considered a healthy fat and powerhouse of nutrition. It helps to get rid of stubborn fats from your body, particularly from the abdomen. Moreover, ghee contains vital amino acids that help in mobilising fat cells in the body. So next time, swap the refined or vegetable oil with ghee.

6. Popcorn instead of chips

When you’re at the movies, opt for popcorn over chips. You may think that swapping your pack of chips or nachos with a bowl of popcorn would not make much of a difference, but guess what? Chips tend to be higher in fat and calories than popcorn. As long as you watch your portion size, you can satiate your hunger with this snack option without fretting about your weight.

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