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Small diet changes

Sometimes small diet changes can equal huge results!small-changes-in-diet

Here are my favourite quick list of some small changes that anyone could make to any diet to reduce calorie load. Whether you  are on banting or on whatever, these easy tips are easy to apply to your diet.

Spice up your life!

When you are on any diet or following any meal plan the most crucial thing to remember is that it is impossible (very difficult) to eat limp,
tasteless or bland food.

Start using extra spices (not extra salt!) for example chillies, oreganum, bay, coriander, etc Experiment! add herbs and spices: to salads, to drinks to anything and everything!

Bonus: Figure out what you like with what. Just do not be afraid to experiment!


Avoid buying processed fish sticks or fish cakes

Instead of buying processed fish sticks or fish portions that contain potato mix or batter:

Choose plain hake and grill in fresh butter and garlic – Saving: More than 1000 kilojoules

Bonus: Side dishes with the fish: Exchange chips, rice or potatoes with a fresh tomato or green garden salad


Add some sweetness to your life

Instead of a bowl of ice cream and canned fruit –

Choose freshly chopped fruit – Savings: More than 1000 kilohjoules – canned fruit also normally contains added sugar and/or syrup

Bonus: Exchange the ice cream portion for a portion of fresh yogurt


Dining out?

Small changes to your restaurant order:

Instead of choosing a salad with creamy mayo dressing and croutons, order a plain salad

Bonus: Feeling like a drink? Have a glass of red wine instead of a cocktail. The average cocktail contains added sugary sweetness and is very high in calories!


The golden rule is that: You can eat absolutely anything that you like on any diet but you need to eat fewer calories than your body burns.


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Always consult your medical doctor prior to starting any diet. To Lose Weight you have to consume fewer calories than your body burns.

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