June 25, 2015

This for That!

Do you ever wonder why in the heck you've hit a standstill with weight loss or getting fit? It could really be a matter of simple food choices. A lean body needs lean foods, and making small changes can add up to big differences.

I've seen many nutrition faux pas, something that you THINK is healthy may actually be hindering your progress. I've narrowed down a list to the foods I see most often. Try some of these simple substitutions to really dial in your nutrition plan!

Use Plain Greek yogurt instead of flavored.

Use Plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream and mayo.

Use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar.

Use unsweetened almond milk in place of regular milk.

Use dark chocolate instead of milk or semisweet.

Use unsweetened Apple sauce instead of sugar when baking.

Use liquid aminos instead of soy sauce.

Use avocado in your smoothie instead of banana.

Use unsweetened peanut butter instead of sweetened.

Use honey or maple syrup for sugar.

Use Silk almond milk creamer instead of coffee mate.

Use coconut oil instead of vegetable or canola oil.

Use wheat or coconut flour instead of white.

Use Ezekiel bread instead of other breads.

Use rice pasta instead of other pastas.

Use air popped popcorn instead of microwaveable.

Use whey or plant based protein instead of soy.

Use Whey Isolate instead of Whey Concentrate proteins.

Use sweet potatoes instead of russet.

Use natural foods instead of artificial.

Use turkey or chicken instead of full fat red meat.

Drink water instead of energy drinks

If you've hit a rut or plateau, your nutrition plan needs to be tweaked. It may include some of these foods and you may be snacking way more than you realize. Try this 3 day food log to keep track of what you are consuming. What will you learn about your diet? If you like, email me a copy of the completed version if you need tips on where you can clean up your diet.

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