Change is hard, uncomfortable and no fun! But once you hit that lull, the place where everything comes easily and it all just works. That’s when it dawns on you that it was worth the battle.
I know change is hard, I talk to people daily about their diets and lifestyle choices and I want to make it as easy-peasy as possible. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make some changes for the better today:
Eat MORE fat.
Wait, what? Yes. More. There are healthy fats found in avacados, nuts and seeds that the body metabolizes differently than unhealthy fats. Fat is CRUCIAL to helping your metabolism function properly, keep your hair and skin nourished, and keep your brain and mind healthy too. TRUST me when I say this okay? Big girl genes run in my family and I weight 115. I eat a lot of avacados, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats.
ex: Avacado and olive oil on salad, two healthy fats right there! or sprinkle on some sunflower seeds, or nuts!
Replacing sour cream/icecream/dressings
Use a lot of sour cream for “taco night”? Use a lot in your baking? Natural Greek yogurt tastes VERY close, and has some beneficial properties to it, and a lot less (bad) fats! Try this easy replacement!
for instance, you can replace cream, mayo or cream cheese in a lot of cases too!
Also, use it for dips, pasta or creamy based potato and pasta salads, homemade frozen yogurt ice-creams or you can add it to hot meals. Apparently it withstands higher heat cooking without curdling too!
Eat before you run!
Eating breakfast is SUPER important. Have a whole grain like oatmeal, whole-grain English muffin, whole grain toast and be sure to add a protein like yogurt, tofu scramble, scrambled eggs, lean meats. Add some Healthy fats like almond butter, nuts, flaxseeds and a fruit or veggie grapefruit, berries, banana, etc.
Ex: oatmeal topped with berries or bananas, toast with nut butter and bananas on top, yogurt with berries and fruits, English muffin topped with fruit spread and nut butter, whole grain cereal topped with fruit, tofu or egg scramble filled with veggies
Once in awhile to give your body a break from saturated fats, try having a vegetarian night for dinner, you can add some faux meat products. My favorite is faux- ground meats, once mixed with the seasonings etc, no one can tell the diference! You can eliminate a lot of fat, calories and stress on your body by trying this every so often.
ex: faux ground beef or turkey for chili or taco night. Homemade veggie burgers are great on the grill too!
Hope this helps, more to come! Be sure to subscribe here and check out my FB page!