If there is one myth about weight loss it is that it absolutely requires massive changes in how much you eat and your levels of activity. In fact, one of the best ways to healthily and sustainably lose weight is to take smaller steps.
Instead of increasing your activity suddenly with a costly personal trainer and gym membership, start with simply trying to add more activity to each day; like parking further from the mall entrance. When it comes to diet, instead of drastically changing your diet and cutting calories, a better option is to simply swap foods with extra calories and saturated fats for healthy food alternatives for weight loss.
Try These Healthy Food Swaps to Help You Lose Weight
Even if you try just one of the suggestions below, it can be the gateway to heart-healthy eating, life at a lower weight and even cellulite reduction. If you want to see more immediate results on your cellulite, try anti-cellulite leggings that are shown to reduce inches around your thighs.
Fruit-bottom Yogurt for Plain Greek Yogurt and Fresh Fruit - First, any yogurt helps promote a healthy gut and that helps lower your weight. But fruit-bottom yogurt is full of added sugar. You won’t miss it once you get hooked on fresh fruit.
Sour Cream for Greek Yogurt - Their flavours are very similar, but greek yogurt doesn’t have the high-fat content and high calories that go with it.
Mayonnaise for Mustard - Just one tablespoon of mayo on a sandwich adds 100 calories and saturated fats. Some mustards add zero calories and no saturated fats.
Choose Healthy Snacks - Snacking is one of the biggest enemies of weight loss for many reasons. We often snack mindlessly and processed snacks like potato chips and candy are packed with high levels of sugar, salts and saturated fats. Making other swaps like candy for fresh fruit, milk chocolate for dark chocolate, potato chips for air-popped popcorn, and ice cream for frozen grapes will make a big difference.
Butter for Olive Oil - Whether it’s for cooking or with bread, not only is olive oil healthier because of lower saturated fats, it adds more flavour too.
- Peanut Butter for Almond Butter - Although peanut butter isn’t terrible for you, it can contain added sugars and oils. Almond butter delivers similar texture and taste without the extra fats and calories per serving.