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6 EASY food swaps to kick start Feb

There’s no need to give up the food you love in order to lose belly fat. In fact, there are some sneaky food swaps you can make on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. You will forget you’re even trying to lose weight they are so good!

 

15 easy food swaps that will help you lose weight

A study from The Harvard School of Public Health found that specific food choices (or rather swaps) may help with weight control.

Certain foods can increase belly fat, while other foods can help decrease belly fat.

6 EASY food swaps to kick start Feb

Swap butter for coconut oil

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According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, switching from a diet high in saturated fat to one high in mono-unsaturated fat may help you weight even if you don’t eat fewer calories.

Coconut oil is rich in saturated fats which converts into energy more easily than other types of fat.

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White rice for brown rice

The fibre in brown rice is much easier to digest and it also makes your stomach feel fuller quicker, which means you’re more likely to eat a smaller portion.

White bread for brown bread

 

Flour is more processed in white bread than it is in brown. Removing the bran in white bread also removes key nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, and fibre. There are around 73 calories in one slice of brown bread, whereas there are 79 in one slice of white.

Swap beef mince for turkey mince

Turkey mince has around 100 calories per 100 grams while beef mince has 124 calories per 100 grams.

Fizzy for water

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Ditch fizzy drinks for water, and you will find you lose a heap of weight quickly and you will feel less bloated too.

Fizzy drinks contain a high level of sugar and also cause damage to your teeth, as well as syrup – which could cause you to develop diabetes.

Swap milk chocolate for dark chocolate

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Dark chocolate contains belly fat fighting monounsaturated fat and free-radical-fighting flavonoids. What’s more, dark chocolate also has heart protecting properties.

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Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Did you know the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed to help mums lose 4-5 kilograms a month WITHOUT avoiding whole food groups, going hungry and rigorous gym workouts?

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is home to 4,000 recipes, 4 weekly meal plans, 350 exercises, workout videos plus 24/7 support.

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is not only a sustainable way to lose weight but is family-friendly, breastfeeding-friendly and can be customised to suit all dietary requirements (for example, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian etc).

What’s more every month on the Challenge is a NEW THEME – meaning 100 new recipes, exercises and meal plans!

To learn more click here.

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Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!