The best way to reduce your waistline is to examine your eating habits and dietary choices, and pick out healthier alternatives to make a difference.
Do you truly think you eat a healthy, wholesome and well-balanced diet? According to statistics, nearly 87% American adults do not consume the recommended dosage requirement of vegetables. Moreover, over 92% American adults do not consume enough whole grains. Truth be told, we all need to rethink our eating habits and give our body the essential nutrients it requires to stay healthy, energized and fit.
The good part is, you don’t necessarily have to radical and drastic lifestyle changes to change your diet. A subtle change here, and strategic addition there can help you as long as you pick out the right ingredients and whole foods on your trips to the grocery store. If you try to make each meal as healthy and nutritious as possible, within weeks and months, you will start experiencing the glorious difference.
We picked out some amazing recipes to fix your savoury snacks, appetizing lunches, light dinners and energizing breakfasts. Along with plenty of salads, burrito treats, baked delights, carb-free side-lines and scintillating soups.
Here, take a look:
1. Instead of: Nonfat fruit yogurt
Try: Fix yourself a homemade treat of low-fat Greek yogurt with a crunchy topping of unsalted almonds, pecans, cashews, and fresh berries.
Non-fat fruit yogurts never stay true to their claims and actually pack up more than 12 grams of added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavours and a staggering amount of calories.
Benefits: Greek yogurt packs up twice more protein than regular yogurt varieties. A 6 ounce serving of Greek yogurt contains 17 grams of protein, as compared to 9 grams in a 6 ounce serving of regular yogurt. And when you add fresh berries and nuts, you load up your body with heaps of antioxidants, heart-healthy fats and fiber, which slow down the release of natural sugars within the bloodstream.
2. Instead of: Fried egg on a toasted English muffin
Try: Fix yourself a hearty breakfast of sprouted whole-grain English muffin, avocado, and hard-boiled eggs.
Tossing down a toasted English muffin with a fried egg doesn’t make a healthy and appetizing breakfast that you need to power your mornings.
Benefits: Sprouted grains are loaded with fat-burning fiber, protein, and essential micronutrients, such as Vitamin C, heart-healthy fatty acids and folate. Besides, they contain far lesser carbs as opposed to regular English muffins. If you can’t seem to find sprouted, pick out whole grain or whole wheat muffins.
Avocados will pack up your body with heart-healthy fats that promote feelings of satiation and curb the appetite. Boiling your eggs is always a healthier alternative to frying because butter contains saturated fats, which clog the arteries and damage the heart. You can always boil a dozen eggs at once and store them inside the refrigerator so you can take one out in the morning and fix your breakfast quickly.