24. Instead of: Panera Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Sandwich
Try: Instead of devouring a fat-rich Panera Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Sandwich, save up 320 calories, 17 grams of carbs and 16 grams of fats by picking out a half-sandwich of Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT. Pair it up with sourdough, pesto, and a bowl of low-fat Vegetarian Garden vegetable soup.
Benefits: This meal will satisfy you just as much, along with brimming you with fiber, which promotes feeling of satiety and curbs the appetite. Moreover, the vegetable soup is packed with vitamin, and one bowl can give your body a whopping 11 grams of fiber, which is over twice the amount you will receive from a turkey and cheddar sandwich.
Despite the indulgent mayonnaise and avocado in the BLT, you can indulge in this low-calorie delight without feeling the least bit guilty.
25. Instead of: White rice
Benefits: White rice is incredibly high on the glycemic index, which basically means that it will pack up lots of empty calories. Instead of white rice, add whole grains, such as quinoa, to your daily diet. Quinoa will provide your body powerful amounts of protein, and 8 times more fiber than white rice. Moreover, quinoa is brimming with essential antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that will fill you up and promote satiety.
26. Instead of: Mashed potatoes
Try: Pureed cauliflower
Benefits: A side-line of mashed potatoes with sour cream will give you nothing but empty calories and 18.5 grams of carbs per half cup. Instead, treat yourself to pureed cauliflower, and cut down your carbs to 8grams per half cup, along with the risk factors for developing heart ailments, and several types of cancers.