Losing weight can be incredibly difficult in our society. Let’s face it, most of our jobs are sedentary and few of us have managed to get into a good workout routine. While you shouldn’t give up on exercise, there are other ways to lose weight and live a healthier life.
For example, swapping out inherently unhealthy foods for healthy substitutes can help you significantly reduce the amount of fat and sugar in your diet. More importantly, these healthy foods can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life.
We’re here to provide you with some easy examples. Keep reading for four healthy food substitutions.
1. Dairy-Free Products
Most people, whether they’re aware of it or not, have some level of lactose intolerance. That’s because saturated fats that are commonly found in excess in dairy products, cause inflammation. In addition, these fats can quickly add to your waistline.
Fortunately, there is a wide variety of dairy substitutes for things like milk, cheese, ice cream, and butter. For example, switch your dairy milk or creamer out for soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, or cashew milk. You can also find dairy-free icecreams that are equally delicious.
2. Whole Grains
One of the fastest ways to increase your body fat is by consuming too many simple carbohydrates. These include things like white bread, white pasta, white rice, donuts, cookies, candy, etc.
This is because our body doesn’t know what to do with all of that immediate energy. When we consume a high level of simple carbs (which is essentially sugar), our body releases insulin. Then, this energy is stored for later by being converted into fat.
Instead, consume complex carbohydrates that digest slowly. These healthy substitutes include whole-grain bread, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, oats, etc. Then, your body can use this energy over time, rather than being forced to find a solution immediately.
3. Healthy Spreads
Next, let’s talk about finding healthy substitutes for things we spread on sandwiches. For example, mayo makes meat and cheese sandwiches far better. However, mayo isn’t exactly a health food.
Fortunately, you can find a healthy substitute for mayo, like Miracle Whip. You can also try hummus, avocado, pesto, and more.
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