Making the right food ‘swaps’ can make you lose weight

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Every few days, a new research comes in the forefront about weight loss theories and ways. Each overrides the earlier one, leaving the poor reader completely confused about the way forward.
Yet, one thing which is consistently coming out, is the fact, that it’s the age old, tried and tested food habits of our ancestors that are working out the best for our body’s mechanism. More and more people are switching back to ‘ghee’, vegetables and standard eating habits.

When it comes to weight loss, other than doing the right things the right way, it is also about making the right food choices. Can we ‘swap’ some foods for some healthy alternatives which can have a larger positive impact on our body?
Here’s a list of healthy food swaps that you can incorporate in your diet –

Desi ghee for vegetable oil
Consuming desi ghee is good for health. This is a fact now. Every health nutritionist is recommending this. It helps in getting rid of stubborn fat from your body. Desi ghee is a rich source of saturated fats and provides nutrition too. The essential amino acids help in mobilising fat cells in the body.

Mustard sauce for mayonnaise
While mayonnaise is loaded with harmful saturated fat, mustard sauce is low in calories. Mustard is also helpful in regulating cholesterol levels in the body and is a good source of dietary fibre.

Brown rice for white rice
Brown rice has a low glycemic index and helps us in feeling full for longer. It has fewer calories as compared to white rice and is rich in fibre.

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Mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes
Cauliflower has much lesser carbs and fat as compared to potatoes. Get this swap in your diet plan at the earliest.

Almond milk for whole milk
Cow’s milk has much more sugar and fat than almond milk. Additionally, almond milk is a great dairy alternative for vegans.

Honey for sugar
Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C in honey helps in regulating cholesterol levels in the body. Also, honey has often been recommended for losing weight as well.

Himalayan salt for Table salt
Himalayan salt is a rich source of minerals like iodine, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. The quantity of minerals is much higher than table salt. It also has less sodium.

Popcorn for chips
Popcorn has much lesser calories, carbs and fat than deep-fried potato chips and is rich in fibre.

Scrambled egg with veggies for egg sandwich
Filled with fibre, veggies will give you a longer-lasting energy boost than the empty carbs in a sandwich. Plus, a generous helping of tomato, mushroom, or spinach in your eggs is a flavourful way to sneak in at least one of your five-a-day.

Café Americano for Latte
Even if you can’t stand black coffee, a splash of low-fat milk, drizzle of honey, or dash of cinnamon can still help you save hundreds of calories over a latte, which gets its extra calories from steamed milk and added sugar.


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