We’ve heard it, or even said it, “I’m eating so healthy, I don’t know why I’m not losing weight!” Well, it could be that what you may “think” is healthy, is really a lot more unneeded calories than you think.
Did you ever write down every little thing you ate throughout the entire day, down to the last bite or sip? Sometimes we don’t realize “extra” calories when we see them. Little things like a “splash” of milk with your coffee. Let’s be real, most of us coffee addicts have more than one cup a day, so it could be possible that you are “splashing” your milk up to four times! What about a healthy salad? Or a sprouted grain sandwich? Harmless enough right? Well, did you add dressing to your salad, or even add a condiment to your sandwich? Those things add up as well!
These low calorie drinks such as a sugar free energy drink or a flavored zero calorie sports drink, most of the time have two, yes I said it, TWO servings in them! Sneaky little drinks they are.
Let us break it down for you…
Here are some “healthier” options that actually may be contributing to the fact that you can’t seem to shed the weight, along with some lighter options to slim you down.
Guacamole & Chips → Salsa & Chips
Sour Cream & Onion Dip → Fat Free Greek Yogurt with Trader Joe’s Onion Salt
Mayo → Mustard
Sour Cream on your tacos → Fat Free Greek Yogurt
100 Calorie “snack pack” → a piece of fruit or some veggies
Sugar → Stevia
Milk in your coffee → Almond Milk
Creamy Dressing → Hot Sauce or Vinegar
Vitamin Water → Water with a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange
Sweet Tea → Unsweetened Green Tea with stevia
Now I know like it may not seem like much of a change, but calories do add up, ESPECIALLY if you “only use a little” of each in a day. Try these swaps and see what happens. That stubborn belly of yours may start to disappear!