Sacrifices needed to lose weight can be too much to bear sometimes, so we have some food swaps to try first before giving up on all of your favorite foods. Cutting down sometimes isn’t enough, but there can be some good alternatives to start with. It all depends on what you would miss about the foods you have to give up. Taste, texture, and smell all come into play, but sometimes our bodies just crave a certain combination of ingredients that goes into a food. Below, we give you some top swaps for weight loss to try before you quit your favorite foods all together. Click here to see how to live a detox lifestyle.
Top Swaps For Weight Loss
To save you lots of calories and significantly cut down the saturated fat found in red meat, swap your beef for a pork fillet or grilled chicken breast. The protein levels are similar, so you wouldn’t lose out on the nutritional values of eating meat. Chicken may not give you the same kick when you are trying to swap out beef, but it too can be a great source of lean protein.
If you are a chocoholic, you could try swapping your milk chocolates to smaller portions of 89% dark chocolate or greater. The higher intensity of cocoa may be all you are craving when you grab a chocolate bar. Going dark could help stave off that hunger for the gorgeous brown stuff. Just a small square or two may be all you need. This cuts down on saturated fat and sugar, but gives you all the yummy goodness of chocolate heaven.
Gummies are so moreish. They’re chewy and sweet and feel smooth on the tongue. It is very hard not to eat an entire packet of gummy bears or other similar candies. However, there are some great alternatives out there, like Bear Nibbles. They are just boiled fruits, and nothing more. They boil down to the consistency of a gummy sweet, and taste really sweet as the full flavor of the fruit comes out in full. Best of all, they count as one of your five a day of fruit and veg, but eat them sparingly!
Pizza is definitely on the list of all-time favorite foods for most of us. There is a way to make the most of a swap out for this one too. First, make it from scratch at home. That way you know exactly what has gone into it. You can use healthier oils like olive oil and sunflower oil. You can also use low fat cheese or plant-based cheese on top. As for toppings, you can fill your pizza with all of the veggies you have ever wanted, making up your five a day in one hit! For a sauce, use tinned chopped tomatoes, boiled down for a couple of hours with some basil. Try our farmer’s market gluten-free pizza recipe. It’s Delicious!