You can easily cut calories, sugar, and fat from your diet, and still eat the foods you love. Below are just a few tips to get you heading in the right direction.
Rethink Your Daily Food Staples
Sometimes, the smallest of changes can make a slow and steady move in the right direction. I lost 7 pounds in 1 month by drinking my daily mocha with 1 pump of the chocolate syrup, instead of the regular 4. Each café’s “pump” amounts are different, so don’t be afraid to ask. And honestly, it didn’t taste that much different. Rethink all the calories and fat in your beverages, but also in your go-to foods.
I’m not a big salty fan, but sometimes, I crave a crunchy snack. By switching from potato chips to seasoned and crunch veggie chips, I increased my veggie intake and slashed my calories and fat. Low-sodium pretzels are great too.
Swap Your Sugar
There are an unlimited number of ways you can swap sugar in your daily diet, a few of which include:
- Using honey, agave, or stevia instead
- Sweeten with fresh fruit
- Use applesauce or pineapple when baking
These changes are small, but they all add up!