Food Swaps to Shift Stubborn Weight

Posted on 31st May 2018 by Gavin in News, Nutrition. comment(s).
Food Swaps to Shift Stubborn Weight

If your jeans won’t budge past your hips, yet you’ve been watching what you eat and exercising, it can be incredibly frustrating.

Yet each and every one of us will have suffered from stubborn, hard-to-shift weight at some point in our lives.

Believe us, we have been there! But, if that sounds like you, and you’d love to lose those extra pounds in time for summer, then here are some food swaps to help you shed those pesky final pounds.

Ditch the Juice

Even freshly-squeezed fruit juice is loaded with sugar, and much of the fibre (the stuff that helps your liver to process those sugars) has also been removed. Make the switch by enjoying every day filtered water to stay hydrated. If that doesn’t do it for you, then try sipping hot water with lemon, or add fruit slices, mint or even basil to freshen the flavour of your water.

Lighten up on Carbs

While we’re huge carb lovers (we make pasta – it goes with the territory), we all know that eating three or four carby meals a day is no good for our waistlines. Want to avoid the dreaded bloat? Always bin the processed carbs (Rizopia is far better for you than store-bought white pasta), mix things up by enjoying pseudo-grains such as quinoa, and go half and half on the spaghetti by stirring in courgetti (spiralised courgette), too!

Avoid the Word “Fat-Free”

Many fat-free foods, especially yoghurts, contain plenty of added sugar, which is Enemy Number One for belly fat. Avoid this by going for full-fat options, such as Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, and enjoy!

Happy Snacking

If you hit that dreaded 3pm slump and find yourself reaching for biscuits or chocolate, then stop! Try enjoying apple slices spread with natural peanut butter, or enjoy handfuls of fresh berries and nuts instead.

Stay Prepared

The snack attack can be the downfall of even the most dedicated dieters. Avoid this by stocking your fridge and cupboards well, and by always being prepared. Each Sunday, we like to boil up a load of eggs to enjoy on the go, make batches of hummus to enjoy with crudités or get creative and whip up your own protein bars or energy bites to keep you going.

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