Lose Weight Without Compromising On Taste:
The most important thing to remember is: food is not the enemy. It gives us life and enjoyment. The restriction isn’t the answer to losing weight. When you restrict yourself of something, you’re putting your body through unnecessary stress. It no longer becomes fun. And if it’s not fun, chances are you won’t stick to it. Our body needs the right amount of calories to function. Without these, it will cling on to anything for energy.
Most people tend to give up on diets after a while simply because it’s so difficult to maintain. This is especially the case for non-vegetarians who find crispy chicken or pepperoni pizzas alluring despite being on a strict diet.
But what if you had a diet that allowed for these cravings, and still helped you lose weight? What if you didn’t have to give up on everything you love to eat for the sake of a slim waist?
1. ROAST INSTEAD OF FRY
Instead of frying foods in oil, roast them in the oven. It’s healthier, tastes just as good and you can do it with anything.
2. TAKE YOUR LUNCH TO WORK
If you usually eat out, try to take your lunch with you more often. In this case you know exactly what’s in your food and you always have your favorite meals with you.
3. SWAP AVOCADO FOR MAYO
Are you someone who adds mayonnaise to everything? Well, why not try a healthier alternative? Instead of mayonnaise, add smashed avocado to salads, sandwiches or burgers. It’s not processed, contains a lot of healthy fats and tastes just as good. If not better.
4. USE BROWN RICE INSTEAD OF WHITE
Consumers mostly use white rice because it looks better. It doesn’t have anything to do with the taste. So try eating brown rice instead from now on. It provides natural wholeness and is rich in protein, calcium, fiber and potassium. It’s as easy as choosing to buy a different bag in the supermarket.
5. ALWAYS CHOOSE SOMETHING GREEN
Always make sure there’s something green on your plate. Mix some kale or asparagus in with your scrambled egg for breakfast. Or if you’re eating dinner in a restaurant, order a side of spinach or a salad. And always eat all your greens first before you make a start on the less healthy stuff.