1.) Eliminate sweets from your diet.
We know the obvious sweets that are unhealthy, such as candy, cookies and cakes. But sugar has a way of sneaking into seemingly healthy snack, and we wonder why we can’t lose weight. Look at the nutrition label for these secret saboteurs: processes peanut butter, sweetened yogurts, granola, canned fruits in syrup, fruit juices, protein bars and canned soups and sauces. If you need something sweet, grab some strawberries.
2.) Pass on the Soda.
You would be surprised how much weight you can lose by giving up your soda. We all know soda is bad for us but what some of us don’t know is diet soda is just as bad. There is a study showing that high diet soda consumption puts us at a higher risk of obesity.
3.) Add some flavor to your Water.
By adding citrus slices, such as oranges, limes and lemons, to your water bottle infuses flavor and antioxidants. This overall makes it easier to take on the (64 ounces) daily recommended amount without exercise of water.
4.) Change up your protein.
This is perfect for enjoying a well rounded diet while not getting bored with the foods your eating. In addition to eating lean meats, chicken and fish, try vegetable-based proteins including soy foods, quinoa, various seaweeds, and spirulina. Make sure you choose unsweetened soy products to avoid hidden sugar.
5.) Switch out white carbs for brown.
Healthy carbohydrates are whole grains and 100% whole- wheat breads. These are filled with disease- fighting nutrient. While white grains are stripped of their vitamins, fiber and iron. They also take longer to digest. Whole grains include: brown rice, whole wheat pastas. White grains include: white flour, pasta and rice.
6.) Switch out your sugar.
Sugar isn’t just the main cause of obesity, research show that it ages your skin, lowers your immune system and is the preferred fuel of cancer cells. So instead try a healthy alternative such as stevia.
7.) Replace irregular snacking with small healthy meals.
Chips, crackers and other crunchy treats are often used as a way to relieve stress or anxiety, hints to why they are usually called comfort food. Try a smarter option examples would be popcorn or unsalted nuts. Fruits and veggies can do the trick as well including apples or celery with a little peanut butter.
8.) Rethink your condiments.
We know that creamy, delicious additions such as mayonnaise, butter, or dressings seem to always make things tastier. Yet, these cream condiments are often loaded with unhealthy fats. As a replacement try something new and healthier for that same great taste, add low-fat hummus, goat cheese, avocados, fresh tomatoes, salsa or lemon juice. Your taste buds won’t be disappointed.
Think positive, stay on track and strive for success. We will be with you the whole way. :)