These days almost every one of us is so concerned about our body weights. We wish to put down our weights in no time. Is it right? No! When it comes to the matter of weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. Instead of stopping your taste buds to taste delicacies, you can wisely plan the foods that swap to save calories. Read the blog and understand the wise ways of managing your weight.
Oatmeal instead of granola
A half-cup of Quaker’s apple, cranberry, and almond granola contains 200 calories. Swap granola with oats as it contains 150 calories. You can add milk, blueberries, and bananas which add natural sweetness.
Scrambled eggs with veggies instead of egg sandwich
Veggies will give you a long-lasting energy boost than the empty carbs in a breakfast sandwich. Two large scrambled eggs with a half-cup of spinach come in at 150 calories. Dunkin’ Donuts bacon, egg, and cheese English muffin, sandwich contains 290 calories.
Plain yogurt with fresh fruit instead of fruits at the bottom yogurt
A mixture of various ingredients at the bottom of the yogurt is typically more sugar than fruits. Slice some strawberries or plop in some blueberries with a yogurt. It will save you 60 calories and 13 grams of sugar.
Coffee made with skimmed milk instead of coffee with whole milk
Swap coffee made out of whole milk with coffee made out of skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Even if you add a drizzle of honey or cinnamon, it can help you to save hundreds of calories from steamed milk and added sugar.
Broth-based minestrone instead of tomato-basil soup
The tomato-basil soup is so thick as it contains heavy cream and a serving can set you back nearly 500 calories. Instead of that stick to broth-based soups with chunks of vegetables which are just 129 calories per serving.
Spinach instead of iceberg lettuce
Iceberg lettuce which appears really does not have much nutrition, but the spinach which is full of iron, magnesium, folate, and vitamin A and C keep your body metabolism in tip-top shape.
Potato salad instead of French fries
Eat potato salad instead of fried chips because chilled potatoes pack more resistance than any other kind of potato.
Whole-wheat hamburger bun instead of white hamburger bun
Both come in about 150 calories preserving. A whole-grain bun has added benefits compared to the white hamburger bun. It contains proteins, fiber, and it is proved that it helps to prevent inflammation and help your body to burn more fat.
Tandoori chicken instead of chicken stir-fry
Tandoori curry is a great source of the antioxidant curcumin. It is also good for your health.
Mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes
The mashed potatoes contain 116 calories per cup. The mashed cauliflower contains vitamin C and a small amount of 27 calories per cup compared to potatoes. Serve mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes to save your calories.
Kale chips instead of potato chips
You can eat a cup or a half of kale chips for just 84 calories, while the same quantity of potatoes will set you back more than 200 calories. Kale chips give you daily requirement of vitamin A and C.
Cheese and apple slices instead of cheese and baked food
Avoid eating cheese and baked foods as they contain high calories. Add apple slices to your box of crackers; one apple contains around 17% fibers. It also erases the signs of aging.
Handful of almonds instead of snack bar
Snacks bars, protein bars, and meal replacement bars contains high-fructose corn syrup. Instead of eating such bars have almonds that will help you to cut the risk of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
Greek yogurt and sour cream have a similar taste and texture. But when you use Greek yogurt as a topping, you can save 20 plus grams of saturated fat.
Salad toppings-Nuts instead of toasted bread
Instead of taking croutons (toasted bread or fried piece) use nuts as salad toppings. Nuts contain the unsaturated fatty acids that help you to get more nutrients from the salad.
Cooking oils- Extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter
Butter contains a high amount of saturated fat. Extra-virgin olive oil has healthy unsaturated fats. Olive oil promotes high levels of serotonin, which prevents over eating.
Frozen banana instead of ice cream
By replacing the ice cream with banana, you can get plenty of potassium, folate, and vitamin C. You can also use banana in the food processor to give it the same creamy texture.
Chocolate-Dark chocolate covered peanuts instead of milk chocolate bar
The darker your chocolate, the lesser you consume sugar and milk. It contains anti-oxidant-packed cacao. Dark chocolate improves insulin sensitivity and reduces blood sugar. Peanuts give you a salty and protein-packed crunch.
Cookies-Fig bars instead of chocolate chip cookies
Fig bars are cookies, but they contain less refined sugar. They are also a good source of fiber. Chocolate chip cookies contain high calories and more refined sugars which affect your health.
Pie- Fruit tart instead of creampie
Chocolate cream, banana cream, cheesecake contains high calories with little nutritional benefit. A tart can give you the similar taste with less fat and more nutritional benefits as it is topped with fruits.
A weight loss dietary plan should never be a burden; it must be a treat and every day celebration, which makes your dream of getting fit to come true. Eat wisely! Be fit! Replace calorie piling foods with low calories foods.