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Switch to these Healthy Food Alternatives to Lose Weight!

Priyanka Verma | August 22, 2018

Be it a man or a woman, everyone wants to be fit and have a slim figure. To achieve this, everyone does everything-be it  yoga, aerobics, dieting or even hitting the gym. Many times, one is able to shed a little weight through all this but once you go back to your usual routine, you gain even more weight. Actually, you need a combination of physical activities and a healthy diet to lose weight. Some people think that they can lose weight by not eating, but that is not true. You can eat all your favorite foods and still lose weight, if you just make a few modifications in what you eat.

Here are a few healthy food alternatives that can help you lose weight, without giving up your favorite foods: 


1) Replace Rice with Quinoa

If you’re fond of eating rice, you can replace it with Quinoa. Quinoa is gluten-free and contains a high amount of fibre, which makes it a very healthy superfood. Quinoa’s anti-ageing and antiseptic properties help to prevent the occurrence of various diseases such as anaemia, osteoporosis and heart disease. Not only is quinoa high in protein and fiber, but it also prevents fat accumulating in the body, thereby helping you to lose and manage your weight. 


2) Chose Pita Bread instead of White Bread

Pita bread is a healthy alternative to white bread beacuse it is both high in fibre and has lots of protein, all of which help to lose weight. You can stuff pita breads with veggies for a nutritious and a filling breakfast every day.


3) Eat Greek Yogurt

If you wish to eat curd, opt for low-fat Greek yogurt as it contains fewer calories than  curd and is  high in proteins.


4) Instead of Fruit Juices, Drink Fruit Infused Water

Fruit infused water not only has the flavor of fruits but it also has the goodness of fruits. It is a very tasty and a very healthy drink. Just take a bottle of water and add 2-3 slices of lemon, some fruit pieces and 2-3 mint leaves. Refrigerate the water and drink it after 3-4 hours. You can drink this water throughout the day, just like regular water. Fruit infused water helps to remove all the toxins from the body and increases the rate of metabolism, thereby helping you to lose weight. 


5) Say ‘No’ to Potatoes, but ‘Yes’ to Sweet Potatoes

If you are a potato lover and can’t let go of french fries or any other potato dish, then try sweet potatoes!  If you prepare your favourite dishes with sweet potatoes instead of potatoes, you will be consuming fewer calories but more fibre.  Sweet potatoes will give the dish a flavour that is very similar to the flavour given by potatoes. However, sweet potatoes are much more healthier than potatoes. Not only do sweet potatoes improve your metabolism, but they also keep you full for longer.  


6) Use Whole Wheat Pasta instead of Regular Pasta

If you like pasta, eat whole wheat pasta instead of the regular flour pasta. Whole wheat pasta contains a lot of fibre and keeps you full for longer, thereby eliminating the need to indulge in unnecessary snacking. 

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Priyanka Verma


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