Healthy Alternatives to Five Addicting Treats


Potato Chips

Certain foods and snacks prove popular year after year, decade after decade. Chances are, at least one of them is tempting enough to thwart even your best weight loss efforts. Here are five of the most addictive, along with tips for tasty, but healthy alternatives.

  1. Bacon: Rather than down a whole slab, satisfy your craving by using bits of bacon as an added flavor kick to a healthier choice. A delicious example - oven roasted Brussels sprouts garnished with bacon. 
  2. Bread rolls: Choose whole grain options over white breads.
  3. Pizza: This Italian standby doesn't have to be unhealthy. Trade thick, white crusts for thin, whole wheat crusts; canned tomato sauce for fresh; and top with lean meats and lots of veggies.
  4. Potato chips: Try sliced, spiced and baked kale, zucchini or sweet potato chips instead.
  5. Ice cream: Fruit-topped low-fat yogurt or fresh fruit smoothies do the trick in a much healthier, weight loss-friendly way.

For more healthy and delicious treats, visit the Metabolic Research Center website. You'll find a variety of weight loss-friendly recipes and dozens of pre-packaged products formulated to satisfy and shed pounds. And if you'd like a little extra help in side-stepping those temptations, call 800-501-8090 and speak with a dedicated weight loss specialist in your area. We'll help you develop a customized nutrition, exercise and lifestyle plan to help you lose weight and keep it off.

SHARE THIS BLOG

I'm Ready to Lose Weight!Schedule My Free Consultation
Loading Form..
A coach will contact you shortly to schedule your free consultation.

MRC of Vancouver started me going in my attempt to loose 30 years of weight gain!! I have been using their program for about 18 months and have actually lost 30 pounds. I have changed the way I eat. I've learned what foods are best for ME. By analyzing my DNA and hormones, they helped me learn to eat what was right for me. I have "tweeked" my purchases and preparation of food to make eating healthy and still fun for me. I eat lots of veggies and salads and include a healthy diet of protein. These are very satisfying. Do I "cheat" now and then? Yes, but I don't like how I feel after eating sugar and lots of carbs so I return to my good foods quickly and continue to see my weight drop. I walk my little dog four times a day and have a part-time job that allows me a lot of movement. I feel so healthy and wonderful. It's easy to continue to eat and live a more healthy lifestyle! When I confessed about eating the wrong "foods", the gals simply encouraged me and gave me fresh ideas to satisfy my taste buds. I always felt I could be honest during my consultations with no fear of being lectured! I plan to continue until I reach my desired weight. I expect to reach my goal by 2017. After I reach my weight goal, I plan to remain in good health with my new found healthy way of eating the calories I need to maintain my proper weight. My Dr. is very pleased at my progress. She wondered how I have lost 30 pounds.

— Diane P. Heesch Nims-Smith

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 / 5 stars


Leave a message, we'll get back to you shortly. If you'd like to speak to a weight loss coach leave your telephone number and we'll return your call as soon as we open. Thank you!

Loading Form..