Spring into Weight Loss with Easy Steps
Listen up if the season means new weight loss goals – and listen up if you are already working towards some old goals. You can put yourself on the path to weight loss by making small changes this spring. Choose some easy, fun, and doable actions to take, and those efforts will add up quickly.
Winter ice storms and white-outs are over. If winter weather kept you from being active, it’s time to start pounding the pavement again. Make exercise your first priority of the day, or take advantage of Daylight Savings Time to get in an after-dinner walk. No worries if facing the elements just is not for you. You can get active indoors at home, at the gym, or walking laps at the mall.
You can probably do with a little extra fluid, since water reduces hunger, staves off dehydration headaches, and increases energy levels. It is good to be even more aware of your fluid intake as the weather warms. Water Enhancers can help you get in more water without getting bored, since you can find naturally-sweetened flavors such as lemonade, berry, strawberry watermelon, and orange mango.
Snack – Peas and Dip
Here is a quick weight loss tip: skip the potato chips and onion dip. Well, okay, that is a no-brainer; you’re less likely to lose weight with a snack containing 300 to 500 or more calories, and dozens of grams of carbohydrates and fat.
A more useful tip? Try dipping snow peas or Protein Potato Chips into a quick batch of Protein Salsa or Cheese Dip. You will get filling protein and fiber and all the flavor you need, and a regular swap like this can get you losing weight faster.
Dessert - Strawberries
Strawberries are some of the best fruits for low-carb weight loss. A cup has 47 calories and 7 grams of sugar – in comparison, a cup of grapes has 15 grams of sugar. Strawberries also provide nearly 3 grams of fiber per cup.
You are not doing yourself any weight loss favors, though, if you are getting your strawberry fix from strawberry pie or shortcake. Instead, try…
- Fresh strawberries, plain. They’re really good!
- Strawberries with almonds.
- Sliced strawberries on Protein Pancakes. Optional: cottage cheese.
- Sliced strawberries on Protein Oatmeal.
- A smoothie with strawberries, Protein Powder, yogurt or almond milk, and Peanut Butter Powder.
These choices are nutrient-packed, and they can save you tons of calories and sugar.
It is not hard to make small changes, and they really do add up. Take advantage of the vibe of spring to renew your commitment and make strides towards your goals. The BariatricPal Store is behind you.