Think eating to lose weight will leave you feeling deprived, hungry, and yearning for “good” food? Think again. You can shed fat while satisfying your hunger and your taste buds. Learn how to eat well and lose weight fast with these tips.
1. Eat healthier versions of recipe favorites.
We all have go-to comfort foods that satisfy our tummies and our souls. The problem is so many of those foods are loaded with fat and calories. Here at SkinnyMs., we love taking those comfort food recipes and making them healthier—so you get every bit of the taste you want without the guilt. Try these:
Creamy Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash
Juicy Faux Fried Chicken
Skinny Lasagna Rolls
Mini Taco Salad Bowls
2. Don’t fear healthy fat.
Not all fats are created equal. Monounsaturated fats, like those found in avocados and olive oil, raise good (HDL) cholesterol. Likewise, polyunsaturated fats, like those in nuts and seeds, help lower overall cholesterol levels. In addition, healthy fats satisfy the appetite so you feel full and are less likely to crave unhealthy snacks. Add these to your menu to lose weight fast:
Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad
Avocado and Chicken Wrap
Harvest Salad with Maple Walnut Vinaigrette
No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls
3. Never skip a meal or snack.
Consume three small meals and two healthy snacks every day to keep your appetite satisfied. This helps keep blood sugar levels stable so those cravings for salty and sweet processed snack foods stay at bay.
Baked Parmesan Butternut Chips
Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Weight Watchers Everything Dip
No-Bake Workout Bars
4. Choose to eat clean.
Clean eating is a lifestyle that focuses on consuming foods that haven’t been heavily processed. Boxed dinners, frozen lunches, takeout meals: all too often these options contain ingredients that support weight gain rather than weight loss. The closer a food looks to its original form, the better it likely is for the body. For example, choose a fresh apple instead of store-bought applesauce. Add these clean eating recipes to your menu:
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
3-Ingredient Glazed BBQ Chicken
Pepper and Onion Wraps
Southwestern Stuffed Potatoes
5. Enjoy lean protein.
Like healthy fat, lean protein satisfies the appetite so you don’t feel deprived. In addition, it nourishes muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat. The result: a faster metabolism that helps you lose weight fast. Dig into these lean protein recipes:
Lean Meatballs with Teriyaki Sauce
Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potatoes
Seared Chicken and Quinoa Salad
Savory Lemon White Fish Fillet
Is it time for a lifestyle reboot? Check out SkinnyMs. Clean Overhaul 30-Day Weight Loss Program ebook.
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