Losing weight is tough. It takes a lot of dedication, hard work and discipline to stay on track, especially with temptations all around. However it doesn’t have to be nothing but rice cakes and misery. By tweaking your meals with some smart choices and a little advance preparation, you can avoid hundreds of hidden calories and finally lose that stubborn excess weight that seems to hang on in there, even though you are doing everything else right.
Nutrition guru and blogger Amanda Meixner has built a huge social media following on these smart choices. Using a simple, easy to understand formula based on attractive infographics and interesting comparisons, her advice and clever diet tips have proved to be a huge hit on Instagram, where she has over 700k followers.
“Small tweaks add up!” She writes. “These swaps will not only save your waistline but also your health.” Because we make several food choices each day, Amanda encourages a thoughtful and organised approach. Instead of chips, go for popcorn for a salty snack. Drink black coffee instead of sugar-laden lattes. Dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Prepare meals in advance, so you don’t end up snacking on the go because you have nothing else. All pretty basic stuff really.
So if you find yourself pounding the treadmill and cutting out the treats but still unable to shed those last few inches of fat, try these simple food swaps and healthy alternatives instead. Scroll down to check them out for yourself below, and let us know what you think in the comments!