When it comes to weight loss, there seems to be a lot of ‘right ways’ of doing it, in terms of exercising and eating healthy. Some foods, which are generally considered to be healthy, might not be that efficient for weight loss. There can be healthier alternatives of these foods which can trigger the weight loss process. It is all about swapping those few foods which you consume quite regularly, with their healthier alternatives so that your aim to lose weight is achieved quickly and more efficiently.
So here’s a list of healthy food swaps you need to incorporate in your diet at the earliest:
1. Desi ghee for vegetable oil
Even celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has often recommended consuming desi ghee is good for health. It helps in getting rid of stubborn fat from your body. Desi ghee is a rich source of saturated fats and is a powerhouse of nutrition. Ghee has essential amino acids which helps in mobilising fat cells in the body.
2. Mustard sauce for mayonnaise
While mayonnaise is loaded with harmful saturated fat, mustard sauce is low in calories and also gives food a delicious flavour. Mustard is also helpful in regulating cholesterol levels in the body. It is also a good source for dietary fibre.
3. Brown rice for white rice
Brown rice have a low glycemic index and helps in making you feel full for longer. Brown rice has fewer calories as compared to white rice and is rich in fibre. Consuming a diet rich in fibre is essential for people who aspire to lose weight.
4. Mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes
Cauliflower has much lesser carbs as compared to potatoes, and very less fat. So, it is quite a flavourful and interesting swaps for carbs-overloaded mashed potatoes.
5. 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.
6. Honey for sugar
Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C in honey works helps in regulating cholesterol levels in the body. Also, honey has often been recommended for losing weight as well. White sugar is plainly empty calories and only contribute to weight gain.
7. 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. Also, Himalayan salt has lesser sodium than table salt.
8. Popcorn for chips
Popcorn has much lesser calories, carbs and fat than deep-fried potato chips. Popcorn is also high in fibre.