Easy Weight Loss Food Swaps
Howdy! What’s going on in your world this fine and dandy day?
Have you ever picked something up to eat – whether a snack or for use in a meal – and wondered if it was really and truly healthy or whether it was truly a weight loss food?
Maybe you eat those dreadful 100-calorie snack packs and have thought “Maybe this isn’t as good as they make it sound.” (which is true)
Maybe you like yogurt, but wonder if some of them are glorified candy bars (which some are).
Or maybe you’re just confused and need some ideas on what to eat 🙂
To help answer those questions, here are 3 easy weight loss food swaps
1. Swap ‘junk’ yogurt for the good stuff.
I’m sure you know that yogurt is good for you. It has protein, probiotics and all that good stuff, but what you may not know is that many types of yogurt are glorified junk food.
Many are loaded with added sugars, poor quality fruits, nasty artificial sweeteners, etc. while others are actually good for you and will help you lose weight and help your digestive system.
How do you know which ones to swap out?
Don’t buy yogurt with fruit already in it. Much of the fruit is stuff you wouldn’t buy from the produce section because it’s not worthy to be sold on its own. If that’s the case, the fruit won’t taste sweet enough, which means the yogurt maker has to add MORE sugar to sweeten it up and make it taste like you think it should taste.
You think you’re adding fruit and eating a healthy snack, but in reality you’re eating sugar-loaded bomb with crappy fruit.
Instead, look for yogurts that have the words “All Natural” or “Organic” on the label or go with Greek yogurt.
To make sure your yogurt doesn’t have a ton of sugar added to it, try to buy plain. I know it doesn’t taste as good, but it won’t matter if you ADD good stuff to it.
One of my favorites is to add homemade granola to plain all-natural yogurt along with blueberries and strawberries.
I actually eat this for lunch sometimes (but you need to use good granola…not junkie stuff).
Which brings me to my second Weight Loss Food Swap…
2. Swap out breakfast cereal for homemade granola.
There are starting to be more and more “okay” breakfast cereals on the market, but it’s still pretty tough to find an “okay” breakfast cereal, while homemade granola is fantastic.
It’s loaded with GOOD carbs, loads of fiber, GOOD fats and protein. Sounds like the perfect meal to me!
And if you add almond milk, or even organic cow’s milk, that makes it even better.
“Homemade granola” sounds expensive and tough to make, but it really isn’t. The ingredients aren’t expensive if purchased in bulk, and making it only requires a few steps and you can make a TON at once.
It’s even good as a snack in the middle of the day!
And now we’re onto our last Weight Loss Food Swap…
3. Swap out the individual packages of oatmeal and stick with raw oats.
I know, I know, the individual packets make things so much easier, but, like cereals, it’s tough to find a good one.
I’ve made videos in the past where I’ve shown the blatant lies and deceptive tactics on the front of the boxes for oatmeal and it’s shocking…I was even shocked while doing the prep for the videos!
Instead buy the big tubs of raw oats and spend 3 minutes making your own oatmeal.
Use almond milk or organic cow’s milk and top it off with some berries and mix in some cinnamon and you have an awesome breakfast that will stay with you for hours.
Another little trick with raw oats is to add it to your smoothies. I’ve been doing this for the past few months and love it. You can’t taste it, it doesn’t “bulk up” the smoothie at all, yet adds good carbs, minerals and fiber to the smoothie and is great if you’re on a type of low carb or carb rotation plan – just make sure you don’t cook the oatmeal first…it should be plain old raw oats.
Alrighty, there are 3 easy weight loss food swaps for you that should be pretty easy to implement. If you like them be sure to let me know and I’ll write more articles like this.
Have an awesome day and I’ll talk to you soon!