Want to lose a few pounds after over indulging this Christmas? Do you feel like your favourite jeans are feeing a bit snug? Then why not try some of these simple calorie saving supermarket swaps and you will see a huge difference in days!
Sometimes you don’t need to embark on a huge diet to feel good, small changes can do the world of good too. Plus if you are like us, you won’t want to give up your sweet treats just yet!
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Shake up your shopping trolley and switch your high-calorie foods for some healthy equivalents that still taste delicious! And we don’t mean you should change your chocolate for a grape, we have found some really tasty swaps that won’t leave you feeling like you are missing out!
Remember, small changes can make a big difference.
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From carb free pasta, to fruity yoghurts, brown rice and porridge oats – it really is this simple! These delicious swaps will help you de-bloat and look slimmer in a flash! Perfect for the New Year and when everyone is trying to be good, even if it’s just a little bit!
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Swap pasta for some root veg, such as squash, to save plenty of calories! All you need to do is thinly slice, or julienne, the squash, then sauté for a few minutes until soft.
Rather than reaching for the crisp packets, opt for a much-lower-cal option – popcorn! Look for oil-free microwave popcorn or brands that are air-popped or popped in oils such as olive or canola.
Go for low-sugar fruits like apples, pears and berries rather than tropical treats like melon or pineapple.
Almonds are high in various nutrients, as well as being a great source of good-for-you fat. Snacking on these, rather than sugary or salty treats, will fill you up more and boost your vitamin intake, too.
When it comes to yoghurt, go natural! Even fruit-flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugar, so go natural to save those cals.
Raid the dairy aisle! Most low fat yoghurt and cheeses are not pumped with sweeteners like low-fat carb products so stock up on these.
Buy plain frozen fish and prawns as they are ideal for light meals with lots of green vegetables – plus they keep for a long time.
If you can, try and buy fresh ready meals like Innocent vegetable pots rather than frozen pre-packaged meals that can be high in fat.
Avoid dried fruit and go for fresh – it’s more filling as it hasn’t been drained of all its water.
Stick to sugar and salt-free cereals like Shredded Wheat and porridge oats
Be careful with cans of vegetables like tomatoes and kidney beans – some brands pack their tins with unnecessary sugar.
Too much processed starch is hard for your body to break down so ditch the white carbs and pick up some brown rice and wholewheat pasta instead.