Changing your diet doesn’t have to be a cold-turkey overhaul. Meeting your advanced weight loss goals can start with small changes to your diet. We’ve compiled a list of easy substitutions that you can make to everyday food options, that will get your advanced weight loss kicking into high gear.
Ditch Ice Cream for Frozen Banana Bites: If you have a sweet tooth that cannot be satisfied, try throwing your ice cream carton right in the garbage. Because we’ve got the ultimate sweet-tooth frozen treat that satisfies your craving without the calorie guilt. Check out the recipe here.
Ditch the Butter in Baking for Apple Sauce: That’s right — it’s not an old wives’ tale. For baking recipes that call for butter, you can substitute low-calorie, all-natural apple sauce. It tastes even better!
Ditch the Maple Syrup and Blend Some Fruit: Love a heaping sticky puddle of maple syrup on your protein pancakes? Us too. But you can substitute crushed or blended fruit for the same flavor punch without the added calories.
Ditch Bread for a Lettuce Wrap: If you bring your lunch to work with you, cutting out the sandwich can seem like a hard ‘no way’. Enjoy the fullness of your sandwich without the added calories and carbs when you substitute bread for a lettuce wrap. Need some inspiration? Here are 15 Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes.
Ditch the Mayo and Add Avocado: No one likes a dry sandwich. But instead of plopping a spoonful of mayo on your lettuce wrap, try spreading some avocado for added flavor and healthy fats.
Ditch Your Morning OJ and Make a Smoothie: If you drink a glass of orange juice every morning, what you’re really drinking is a glass of sugar. Instead of wasting those calories, try eliminating your morning toast and OJ and substitute it with a filling and healthy morning smoothie. Check out some recipe ideas here.
Ditch the Chips and Grab Some Pistachios: If you reach for the bag of chips for a salty craving, try substituting with a handful of healthy nuts, like peanuts, cashews, almonds, or pistachios. While nuts are high in calories, they are linked to healthier body composition and are packed with nutrients. Your bag of chips is not packed with anything but regrets.
Small changes could be the key to helping you reach your weight loss goals. Of course, every diet should be paired with a healthy exercise routine. Giving your body the proper fuel will give you the energy you need to get moving.