There are 5 common mistakes that I see in my clients who are not losing the weight they want. So I broke this down into 5 little articles. These are really important, and worth taking a second to assess yourself and honestly evaluate if this might be you too….
Too much sugar-It’s in your drinks (teas, coffees, alcohol), in your granola bars (not healthy), in your salad dressings (omg), in your health cereals (which are not healthy), in your peanut butter, in your bread, in your pastas, …..
What can you do?
Honestly evaluate your daily intake. Take a look at how many grams of carbohydrate you are taking in. If weight loss is your goal, then a good start is to aim to eat no more than 150 grams of carbohydrates a day.
Healthy ways to lower your sugar intake:
Have eggs for breakfast instead of cereal. You will feel fuller, be less bloated, and seriously make a dent in your daily sugar intake. Or try one of my flax muffins, they are full of healthy fats and have way less sugar then the store bought variety.
Instead of a sandwich, you can create a delicious salad. Just make sure it’s balanced with healthy fats, and protein so that you are still satiated. If a salad makes you cringe, then choose a wrap. It’s half the sugars and calories.
Swap out some of your pasta for slices of zucchini. You’ll take in half the sugars and calories, and you’ll add better vitamins and nutrient. Try it on your family. They probably won’t even know the difference.
Don’t eat those high sugar granola bars! Have a handful of nuts instead. Or make your own, using my recipe or another.
Skip the high sugar drinks. Choose green tea, water, sparkling water with lemon, or herbal teas.
You can do this, and it will seriously change your waistline, and the way you feel. Make it a goal to change one meal this week. Then add another one next week….
Stay tuned for Part 2.