For most people fat loss is their main goal, most people want to look and feel a little trimmer.
Now, as we know for fat loss we need to be in a calorie deficit.
This means that we need to be aware of the food we are consuming and the amount.
The great thing about deciding what to eat is that there is sooooo much variety in super markets these days and can make cooking and preparing meals that little bit easier.
I never ask my clients to cut any thing out, in fact there is nothing wrong with their diet, we just need to look at quantity levels (calories).
With ZERO restriction on what you can eat you will have a much much better chance of reaching goals than those who are out on a restricted diet.
One thing i do recommend for my clients is to look at potential food swaps which in turn will help when controlling your calorie intake.
Here are some fantastic swaps…
FULL CALORIE SODA – SWAP FOR – CALORIE FREE SODA
BLUE TOP MILK – SWAP FOR – GREEN/RED TOP MILK
FULL CALORIES JUICE – SWAP FOR – LOW CALORIE JUICE
2 SUGARS IN YOUR TEA – SWAP FOR – A SWEETENER
FULL CALORIE MAYO – SWAP FOR – LOW CALORIE MAYO
COOKING OILS – SWAP FOR – LOW CALORIE SPRAYS
We can even look at the size of the product and in turn by picking a smaller version can help when reducing calorie intake.
LARGE POP CORN – SWAP FOR – SMALL POP CORN
LARGE CHIPS – SWAP FOR – SMALL CHIPS
LARGE DRINK – SWAP FOR – SMALL DRINK
LARGE PIZZA – SWAP FOR – SMALL PIZZA
Being conscious of the food you are consuming will go a long way and the calories you save each meal will soon add up over the week.
The great thing about most calorie counting apps is that they have bar code scanning, which can help when you are in super markets and planning meals from home. For fat loss the key factor is to be in a calorie deficit and to make your food as enjoyable as you can.
Don’t be afraid to keep in all the foods you enjoy, aim to see what low calorie options there are and count those calories.