When you’ve decided to dive headfirst into your weight loss journey, the foods you have in your fridge are incredibly important for your success. While usually, sodas and snacks may fill the shelves, it’s time to kick those pesky cravings to the curb!
So what foods should you be eating? Well, here’s some of the best foods (and tips) for filling your fridge fit for weight loss.
Before you get started, get organized
When you’re on a mission to lose weight, it’s easy to get caught up wanting to do it all right away. But before you get started on your grocery list, it’s important to ensure your current fridge contents are well organized, not and for the future.
This means getting rid of any unhealthy, tempting foods (or getting someone else to eat them!) and getting ready to prep your new, healthy meals.
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Think of it like a detox that gets you ready for your journey ahead!
Prep, prep, prep
If I could give you any great advice, it would be to invest in some Tupperware fit for meal prep! This will not only help on those long days at work where you really don’t feel like cooking, but it will also keep you on track during lunch time, too.
When you know what you’re eating for the week ahead, it’s not only easier to plan your visits to the gym, but it also makes it far easier to stick to your new meal plan.
And of course, portion control is everything!
Here are the foods you need stocked in your fridge for weight loss
Now that you’ve done your fridge detox, you’re ready to get your fridge stocked! But what should you be eating and drinking?
Just because you’re keeping an eye on your calorie intake, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a lot of food. However, it does mean you may need to make some swaps! Even small changes will make a big different to your weight loss results.
For example, switch out creamer for unsweetened vanilla almond milk!
Sodas, juices and smoothies are packed with sugar and unnecessary calories, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with just water 24/7.
If you’re craving a little flavor, don’t be afraid of adding some fruit, such as:
Raw veggies, ready and prepped
Great for those on-the-go snacks, when you have a little time start prepping some raw veggies to really get that crunch into your diet! Portion them up to make it even easier to grab on the way out the door, making it easier than ever to keep to your healthy meals.
Plus, you can even prep cucumber and carrots ready for dunking in hummus, too!
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While the sound of salad isn’t usually a girl’s best friend, it can be made interesting when you think beyond a little lettuce. Snacking is where many of us fall down during our weight loss journey, which makes preparation your new best friend!
Throw a salad together before work (or even the night before) with some spinach, seeds, nuts, tomatoes and even chicken breast. If you opt for a little drizzle, get the low-fat variety.
When it comes to making healthy switches, there’s nothing quite like wholewheat and wholegrain products! Ditch the white or refined grains and choose wholegrains instead. This is the same for wholewheat pitta pockets and tortillas, which can be the fuel that inspires a quick healthy meal or lunch time snack.
Prep a fruit salad and drizzle it with lemon or lime juice to keep it from browning. Then, pack it in an air-tight container for on the go.
Sometimes we just want to grab some spread and munch away, right? Instead of those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grab some almond butter and some fruit. Not only is it an easy, nutritious snack, but it will also deliver a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat and a little polyunsaturated fat, plus plant omega-3 fatty acids.
It can be difficult to cut out dairy completely, but choosing low-fat alternatives can certainly help your new weight loss plan!
For example, one cup of fat-free yogurt gives you a third of your daily calcium intake. As well as being 17% of your daily protein needs.
Iced green tea
Fed up of flavored water? No problem, iced green tea can be a refreshing and healthy change. Iced green tea does more than quench your thirst, though! It can also be an incredibly effective tool for boosting weight loss, by stimulating your immune system, while containing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ready to smash your weight loss goals?
Now you know what to stock your fridge with, you’re good to go, ladies! You’ve totally got this. But if you do need a helping hand, that’s okay too.
This is why we created PhenGold, with its multi-action formula, it works to enhance your body’s natural fat burning ability, while helping you to curb your cravings and boost your energy and metabolism. Go smash it, ladies!