Speed Up Weight Loss Tips

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Lean Proteins Can Speed Up Weight Loss

Tuna Tips for Weight Loss

Substitute tuna packed in oil for tuna packed in water. Here is the calorie breakdown:

3 ounces drained, white, canned in water - 115 calories

3 ounces of chunk 'light' tuna packed in oil - 300 calories

3 ounces of chunk white tuna packed in oil - 245 calories

Protein for Weight Loss - Beans, eggs and peanut butter make great protein substitutes for red meat.  

Peanut butter has received a bad wrap over the years, but contains many health benefits including a good dose of protein and fiber.  Here is how peanut butter compares to extra lean ground beef:

One serving of peanut butter equals 2 Tablespoons for about 190 calories, and 16 grams of fat and contains about 3 grams of saturated fat.

One serving of extra lean ground beef (broiled) equals about 3 ounces for about 218 calories and 14 grams of fat and contains about 6 grams of saturated fat. We'll take the peanut butter, please.

Weight Loss Tips for Bacon - The Bacon on Bacon

If you are a Bacon Lover, you can still enjoy it and lose weight.

Simply substitute the salty versions with reduced sodium bacon. Too much sodium in the diet can spell trouble- health trouble, and sodium overload may effect some individuals more than others.  

Sodium (common name - salt) also encourages the body to retain fluids - which contributes to temporary weight gain.  

Speed Up Weight Loss by Skipping Dinner OR Eating Less

Skip Dinner for Weight Loss

Skip dinner for some impressive results on your weight loss scales. Skipping dinner isn't an easy thing to do, but if a dieter is trying to pull off weight fast, this Weight Loss Tip will certainly help accomplish that.

Take note that some individuals should never skip meals (diabetics as an example), so be sure to get the thumb's up from your doctor before doing such.

Another option? Make your last meal of the day the lightest while making your noon or breakfast meal the heaviest.

Speed Up Weight Loss by Choosing Healthier Snacks

A Better Snacking Option Over Chips

Replace salty, fatty chips with baked snacking crackers.

The smaller the crackers, the better because they'll take longer to eat. And do enjoy each, one by one. Chew thoroughly to aid digestion and to help satisfy your natural chewing instinct for the day. 

Reduce Dietary Fats to Speed Up Weight Loss

Healthy Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Forget about fried foods such as onion rings and French fries. Stir fry the following in non stick buttery cooking spray for less than 50 calories: 1 cup of sliced mushrooms, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 1/2 chopped onion, salt and pepper. What a diet treat - a low fat, low calorie recipe that tastes great and it's healthy, too.

Creamy vs Red Sauces for Dieters

Replace cream based sauces and gravies with red-based ones. Cream bases - including those found in main dishes, tend to be higher in calories than red bases. A good example is marinara sauce vs Alfredo sauce.

Fat Free Cream Cheese for Weight Loss

Fat free cream cheese works wonderfully well in cheesecake recipes, but depending on the brand it may OR may not work well in other recipes. The bland taste, the pasty texture - it's just a bit too much to swallow for most dieters. Substitute cheese in your recipes with light cream cheese.

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