Use These Uncommon Tips For Losing Weight, Especially When You Hit A Plateau
You’ve been seeing some great results from following your diet plan and exercising. Then all of the sudden, your weight loss stops. It’s bound to happen and it’s not necessarily a bad thing, at leat if you’ve hit your number you want to weigh. But what if you haven’t? It’s probably time to mix things up so you can continue on your journey and achieve your goal. Below are 5 uncommon tips for losing weight you can start practicing today.
Swap your food—Sometimes
When you stop to think about it, you can think of substituting something healthier for something full of fat in your favorite recipes. By doing that, you’ll be keeping that fat from settling in your midsection and reducing that dreaded belly fat. Here are a few examples to get you started:
• When you make curry, use plain yogurt instead of coconut milk which is full of fat. You’ll get a good, creamy texture, but you won’t have all the fat.
• Replace two slices of bread with one piece of pita bread— Folding a piece of pita bread will allow you to put more vegetables on your sandwich. More vegetables make it more filling, and you’ll be making a sandwich that is much healthier.
• Replace red meat with lentils—In foods such as lasagna, only use about half the amount of ground beef. Add red lentils to make it filling. They’re packed with protein, fat-free, and high in fiber. The flavor of red lentils is neutral, so they’ll just absorb the flavor of your sauce and you won’t notice the difference.
• Substitute “turkey” versions of your favorite meat—You can have turkey ham, turkey burger, turkey hot dogs, turkey bologna, or even turkey pepperoni. Turkey isn’t near as high in fat as other meats. You’ll have the flavor of the other meats without that added fat to carry around.
Change the toppings on your pizza
If you must have pepperoni on your pizza, consider adding at least two vegetable toppings. If you do this for every meat ordered as a topping, you’ll have a healthier pizza. The carcinogens in meats that are processed have been found to increase your risk of cancer, so you’ll not only be reducing your belly fat, you’ll be improving your health.
Use oats to stuff meat recipes
Use oats that are in the same amount of other things you fill with such as crackers or bread crumbs. Not only are oats better for you, because they have high fiber content, they taste the same and can help you reduce your cholesterol.
Use a healthier, low-fat recipe to replace your “fish-n-chips” recipe
White fish such as cod or haddock and cut it into strips. Use sparkling water and self-rising flour for a light batter mix. Fry the strips in a small amount of canola oil. Instead of deep fried french fries, cut potatoes and bake at 450 degrees in canola oil that you season with things like herbs, salt, garlic, etc.
Reduce cheese in your toppings
If you have a recipe that calls for a grated cheese topping, you can reduce fat and add fiber by replacing half of the cheese with whole-wheat bread crumbs. The crumbs keep the texture of the baked cheese, so you won’t know the difference.
What do you think of these 5 uncommon tips for losing weight? Comments are always appreciated.