It’s almost impossible to go grocery shopping and not be tempted by the foods that are bad for you. The grocery stores do this on purpose. They want you to buy more food and the way to do that is market foods that are high in sugar and fat content. In other words, the foods that taste good but are really bad for you.
The first thing you should do is to have something to eat before you go to the store. Especially the grocery store! I’m sure you’ve heard this before and it’s true – it’s almost impossible to listen to your stomach grumbling and bypass the ready-to-eat processed foods that are within arms reach. Or, better yet, go to the grocery store after your workout. You won’t want to waste all that hard work getting into shape on a snack that may taste good for 5 minutes – but would negate your workout – would you?
But there are other tricks you can use to stay on track, like avoiding the aisle with the Twinkies and Lays Potato Chips (Ruffles, of course). What you put in your cart will make it easier to maintain your ideal weight when you get home. You’ll begin to cook with the alternatives you selected in the grocery store and begin to lose weight with better nutrition. Your waistline will soon thank you for it and you’ll feel better too!
Here are some low-calorie alternatives that will provide you with some new ideas for old favorites. When making a food choice, remember to consider vitamins and minerals. Some foods provide most of their calories from sugar and fat but give you few, if any, vitamins and minerals.
This guide is not meant to be an exhaustive list. We encourage you to read labels to find out just how many calories are in the specific products you decide to buy. Simply click on the Print button to print this chart out and bring it with you to the store. You’ll soon be adding to this list with your own substitutions. Have Fun!!
Low-Calorie, Lower Fat Alternative Foods
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Thank you for visiting with us today, we hope you found this article useful and find some substitutions that you can try. Remember, even a few substitutions can really add up over the course of a year. Wishing you the best of health!