Lose Weight- Simple Diet Swaps to Trim Your Waistline
Lose Weight, simply and effectively
Whether it’s emotional health, relationship problems, or weight loss, I am always a fan of simple, nearly effortless solutions that give produce big results. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to making improvements in your diet. You don’t have to go on a full-on deprivation diet to lose weight. You can make simple, and healthy swaps that will have a huge difference. Diet swaps can help you lose weight. When you eat starchy carbs you go into fat storing mode, and when you eat protein you go into fat burning. So the simple trick for effective and permanent weight loss is to swap starchy carbs for a protein whenever you can.
Here are some ideas:
- If you crave salty crisps, salty crackers, and processed pretzels, remind yourself these things are not real food and full of carbs and calories you don’t need. When you’re in the mood for something salty to nibble on switch to olives, nuts, home-popped popcorn with a little light soya sauce, or edamame. If you have time at home, bake your own kale crisps
- Lots of people crave something sweet in the afternoon. Instead of reaching for a biscuit, slice a sweet green or pink lady apple and spread natural peanut butter or almond butter on it. This is a protein and fibre filled snack full of really healthy oils that will fill you up better than chocolate or biscuits.
- If you love pasta and rice so much and just can’t seem to rid your meals of carbs, quinoa is a perfect alternative, as it is technically a seed and not a grain (meaning it’s a protein not a carb). Equally, you can julienne courgettes to use to replace pasta, then can add chicken, prawns or other meat and sauce and you will scarcely be able to tell the difference—though your waistline certainly will!
- If it’s mashed or baked potatoes you crave, or the topping of a shepherd’s pie, swap starchy white potatoes with mashed cauliflower, swede, or sweet potatoes, which have a much lower glycemic load and tons more vitamins and fibre. Roast jerusalem artichokes taste almost like roast potatoes
All these swaps are delicious and so much more healthy and can help you lose weight. Let me know your favourite recipe!