You Can Eat Treats and Still Lose Weight
For the past ten minutes, you’ve tried valiantly to avoid stepping into your kitchen. Ever since you finished washing your dinner dishes, you’ve craved a sweet treat. Since you’re desperate to drop some pounds, you feel you need to avoid your daily dessert at all costs. If you can relate to this scenario, you can breathe a sigh of relief. You really can eat treats and still lose weight.
In order to lose weight, you need to consistently burn more calories each day than you consume. Thankfully, sticking to this simple formula doesn’t prohibit you from ever indulging in a treat. People crave a variety of different foods. For instance, you might adore crunchy, sweet, or salty foods. Regardless of the type of calorie, sugar, fat, or salt laden foods you crave, you can likely discover a healthy alternative for it.
If your night doesn’t feel complete without a bowl of chocolate ice cream, consider opting for a cup of plain, Greek yogurt topped with some dark chocolate shavings. Perhaps, you reach for salty, crunchy potato chips whenever you experience mid-morning, hunger pangs. Kale chips can be a great alternative to diet derailing potato chips.
Following a menu plan shouldn’t feel like torture. To maintain a healthy weight for life, you must enjoy the foods you eat. Search for waistline friendlier alternatives to your favorite treats. Also, don’t feel guilty for splurging on the real thing occasionally. If you pledge to never consume a favorite food, such as a cheeseburger, again, you’ll likely crave this food more than you ever have in your entire life.
Whenever you eat any treat, savor each bite. Eating slowly will probably make your indulgent experience more enjoyable and satisfying. If you need help discovering healthy swaps for your favorite treats, consider scheduling a free consultation with a Metabolic Research Center near you.
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