- Make healthy choices for effective weight loss results
- Reduce the total consumption of salt and sugar
- Choose healthy snacks to help get rid of hunger pangs between meals
Weight loss is one of the most talked about topics of all time. Many often fall for fashion diets for quick results. However, for sustained weight loss, you need to combine a healthy diet with exercise that suits you. A few small changes in your daily food choices can also improve the outcome of your weight loss. You can just make some clever changes in your diet that can reduce your total caloric intake. Certain foods are full of hidden calories and sugars that can further affect your weight loss goals. In one of the Instagram posts, nutritionist Lovneet Batra sheds light on the same thing. She shares some food swaps that can help with weight loss. Let’s take a look at these below.
Weight Loss: Food Swap You Must Do Today!
“Wouldn’t it be great if healthier, lower-calorie foods or smarter serving sizes could be replaced?” their contribution is.
1. Aam Panna about diet soda
Soda pops are loaded with added sugar and empty calories. According to Batra, “artificially sweetened drinks disrupt the mechanisms of weight regulation, disrupt the balance of intestinal bacteria and change blood sugar regulation.” While a cool glass of Aam Panna helps with electrolyte deficiencies and keeps heat stroke at bay. You can make aam panna at home using a few simple ingredients.
2. Lauki nutty kheer over kheer
Pastries are high in refined flour, sugar, and trans fats. So, to quench your cravings for something sweet, grab a bowl of kheer. Bottle gourd is high in fiber, both soluble and insoluble. The nutritionist adds that when combined with milk, lauki provides protein, making it a low glycemic index food for diabetics. Add some nuts and dig in!
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3. Homemade chutneys over ready-made sauces
Sauces are a hidden source of salt or sugar, and sometimes unhealthy fats. So it’s time to prepare a delicious chutney with all-natural ingredients. Homemade chutneys are full of micronutrients that are good for colon health and can aid digestion. As a result, you will notice better metabolism.
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4. Steel oats instead of instant oats
If you are running late, instant oatmeal might be your first choice. But are these really healthy? Instant oats contain added sugar or salt and some chemicals. On the flip side, the steel cut oatmeal is full of soluble fiber that will help you stay full longer. High fiber foods keep hunger pangs at bay and make you lose weight.
5. Homemade butter over ready-made butter
By now, you may know the importance of healthy fats. “Market-made butter is high in trans fats and sodium, while homemade butter contains healthy fats that help mobilize stubborn body fat. Even so, it should be consumed in moderate amounts,” added Batra.
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Try these small changes for effective results. Also, make healthier choices throughout your diet and stay active for effective results.
(Lovneet Batra is a Delhi-based nutritionist)
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