Fat loss can be easier than you think – trying these small food changes. Swap ‘this’ for ‘that’ and get ready to notice a big difference.
We’ve got a secret to tell you. Losing fat is down to 90% nutrition and 10% exercise. Don’t believe us? How does 62lbs of fat loss in 9 months, with only 20 minutes of exercise per month, grab you? That’s how one of our team did it, so why not you too?
We’ll get to explaining that entire story and nutrition plan in other articles, but for now how about making some simple swaps to kick-start the metabolism and improve your chances of banishing the bulge.
Swap your breakfast breads and cereals for eggs.
Eggs are an amazing food to start the day with. A study in the Nutrition Research journal shows that eggs help you feel fuller for longer, leading to fewer cravings than people who started their day with bagels and other breads.
Also, ingesting 30 grams of protein within 30-60 minutes of waking gets the metabolic motors running. We like ours scrambled with spinach on the side.
Swap crisps for popcorn.
We’re not talking about the pre-packed, sugar loaded cinema-fodder here. Fresh popcorn (without added salt or sugar) is a great source of fibre. One serving provides 70% of your RDA of wholegrain, and popcorn is a great source of antioxidants too.
Swap potatoes for sweet potatoes
Potato products raise your blood sugar levels quickly, leading to a crash later in the day that will probably lead you to another sugary snack. Keeping your blood sugar levels constant is one way to resist fat production, and sweet potatoes (like other low glycaemic-index foods) will help with that goal.
Swap sauces for extra virgin olive oil and spices
Most sauces fall into either having high glycaemic-index carbs or lots of saturated fat (or worse, processed trans-fatty acids). To make your food more interesting, focus on keeping it simple. Use extra virgin olive oil (you can add a little balsamic vinegar too) to make sure you’re ingesting the good fats, and add spice. Chillies, for example, are a better source of Vitamin C than oranges, and the thermogenic reaction they create in the body aids fat loss, according to the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
What small food changes can you make to aid fat loss? Tell us in the comments…