Fill your plate with lean proteins, whole grains and plenty of fruits and veggies.
2. Eat to Lose
Once you’ve reduced your calories, you have to make sure the ones you are still taking in come from quality sources. Limit refined carbs, sugar and both saturated fatsand trans fats, and add in more lean protein, fruits, veggies, whole grains and mono- and polyunsaturated fats.
What to Eat — and What to Avoid
Not sure where to get started with these dietary changes? Follow these strategies:
- Always try to include a variety of food in your diet. If you eliminate entire groups of food you don’t just cut calories, you also reduce your intake of vital vitamins and minerals.
- Opt for lower-calorie beverages. If you swap a flavored seltzer with zero calories every day in place of a 150-calorie soda, it’ll save you 1,050 calories by week’s end.
- “Spice” your coffee instead of adding flavored creamer. Adding a pinch of cinnamon, apple pie spice or even a dash of vanilla extract can save calories with each cup. One ounce of flavored creamer has 75 calories, per the USDA.
- Bulk up your diet by choosing high-fiber fruits and vegetables. If you’re craving sweet, choose ripened mango, apricots, plums or nectarines. If you’re craving savory, snack on red, yellow and orange peppers or homemade baked kale chips.
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