How to Enjoy Your Favorite Foods While Dieting

Dieting doesn’t have to mean limiting yourself to kale and spinach salads. On the contrary, it’s entirely possible to continue enjoying most of the foods you love and still lose weight. The trick is to change the way you prepare your favorite foods. While they won’t taste exactly the same, you’ll probably be surprised at how good they do taste and at how quickly you adapt to the substitutions.

Milkshakes Can Be Amazing

When prepared correctly, milkshakes can be an excellent addition to your diet. Simply replace the sugar and fatty dairy products found in most milkshakes with healthy ingredients. For example, instead of using ice cream, try Greek yogurt as your base. Instead of whole milk, use almond or oat milk. You could also sneak in a banana and some blueberries to get the health benefits of fruits.

Blend in a nutrition powder for an added boost. You don’t have to forego milkshakes during your diet. Instead, change the way you prepare them.  

Pizza Can Be Your Best Friend

While there are few American foods quite as robust as pizza, there are also few foods quite as flexible. Many people think of pizza as a fat-laden treat, but there are many ways to make it healthy. For instance, instead of using a dough crust, season diced cauliflower, add a little grapeseed oil, spread it on a baking sheet and bake it to make a crust.

Go easy on the cheese, and instead of loading up your pizza with processed meats, opt for veggies. Peppers, tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms and zucchini all make tasty pizza toppings and come with a host of health benefits. The right combination of toppings can turn a greasy,  pizza into one bursting with health benefits and stripped of calories.

Pancakes Can Be Great

Pancakes, another food many people associate with sugar and carbohydrates, can make an excellent addition to your diet. One of best ways to make pancakes healthier is to substitute coconut or almond flour for white flour. Also, try replacing butter with coconut oil. Add a healthy handful of berries or sliced bananas to your batter, and you’ve created a healthy, tasty, breakfast.

Don’t forego your favorite foods because you’re on a diet. Instead, find new ways to make them. Many times all it takes is a substitution or two to turn an unhealthy meal into a healthy, nourishing one.

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