Losing weight is not rocket science it is very simple but it requires determination, honesty, and discipline. The simple theory is to exercise more and eat less. However, eating less does not mean cutting calories it means eating food which is nutritious in the right quantities. Here are some simple food tips to lose weight.
- Pistachios instead of Potato Chips
Pistachios are protein-rich and will taste salty as potato chips and is a great healthy replacement for potato chips. Pistachios contain more fiber and healthy unsaturated fats. They are a great source of protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B6, which are known to control blood glucose and help weight management.
- Eat Less Chocolate and More Dates
Chocolates might contain antioxidants but they do not have fibre which makes them inferior to date which offers both antioxidants and fibre. Further dates are known to contain B-group vitamins and iron. 100g of dates will improve the fibre intake by 7.4g and this fibre is key to losing weight.
- Replace Butter with Avocado
From 100g of butter and avocado, the least amount of fat is in avocado which is 21g compared to 81g in butter. Further, this 2g of fat is healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat compared to the saturated fat in butter. So swapping butter with avocado is a great decision to reduce body weight and fat.
- 50% Spinach and 50% Pasta
It is a good decision to reduce carb consumption by 50% and replacing it with foods such as spinach which contains B-vitamin, magnesium, and antioxidants. So next time when making pasta make sure to boil less pasta as you previously did and replace it with spinach to reduce the carbohydrate intake and reduce weight.
- Low-fat Greek Yoghurt Instead of Sour Cream
Choosing low-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream is better due to the high protein content with fewer calories. This move will save more than 640Kj and provide an extra 3g of protein for 50g serving.