On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m showing you 14 healthy food swaps for weight loss.
These simple food substitutions will help you get a lean belly faster.
Over at our second YouTube vlog channel, Brad Gouthro TV, we show you how we eat every day.
One of the things our viewers love is seeing the higher quality food substitutions that we make.
Since a lot of our Live Lean TV YouTube subscribers are not yet subscribers of Brad Gouthro TV, I wanted to keep you in the loop, by sharing 14 of the main food substitutions that we make.
These simple food substitutions will help you get, and maintain, a lean belly faster.
It’s time to wrap your food with romaine lettuce wraps, instead of whole wheat wraps.
Romaine lettuces makes a great wrap to hold your food.
Romaine lettuce wraps are:
I consider romaine lettuce a free food, so eat as many pieces as you want.
The next food substitution are low calorie, natural condiments, like salsa, mustard, and spices instead of sugary and fattening sauces.
Just make sure the mustard and salsa does not contain any added sugar.
If that is the case, enjoy my friend.
I consider these mustard and salsa free foods, so there is no need to measure.
Mustard and salsa is what I use as sauces and marinades to add flavor to my meat.
Also, herbs, spices, and seasonings are the key to Living Lean as they make whole foods taste great.
Spice up your food with herbs, spices, and seasonings, but just make sure you are not using sugary and fattening sauces like gravy, BBQ sauce, and ketchup.
Yes, use sliced hard boiled eggs instead of crackers.
I showed this quick high protein snack idea on BGTV a few episodes ago.
All you have to do is simply slice a few hard boiled eggs into three slices.
Then you can add any of the following ingredients to the top of the egg slices:
Then add a little sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.
This is better than any blood sugar spiking and hunger inducing crackers.
Swapping in zucchini noodles, instead of spaghetti, is such a simple switch.
People are in love with using a vegetable spiralizer, like the Veggetti, to make the zucchini into noodles.
You can also just slice the zucchini thinly with a peeler.
The next food substitution is using almond and coconut flour instead of wheat flour.
Almond flour and coconut flour are healthy sources of fat and are delicious.
Avocados keep you feeling full and healthy as they are full of hormone friendly monounsaturated fats.
They are also the primary ingredient in guacamole.
This healthy guacamole dip recipe is one of the creamiest, and most delicious, healthy spreads you’ll ever try.
Coconut oil is one of my favorite sources of healthy fat.
Try replacing the dairy cream in your coffee, with energizing fats from coconut oil.
To do this, try my coconut oil coffee recipe here.
Coconut oil coffee is:
Stevia is a 0 calorie natural sweetener that comes from a plant, that doesn’t spike insulin.
Store bought salad dressings are filled with:
Keep it simple.
We love adding garlic powder and onion powder.
If you love chocolate, stick with dark chocolate made with a 70% cocao rating or higher.
Dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants, while also fulfilling your sweet tooth craving.
This makes it much healthier then the cheap and belly busting milk chocolate.
If you have a salty tooth, add your favorite nuts to a baking sheet, then bake them for 10 minutes.
Top and enjoy the nuts with any of your favorite spices, such as:
Nuts are filling since they contain a good amount of healthy fats to keep you satiated.
This is the exact opposite of hunger inducing and inflammation causing potato chips.
This one is a secret weapon.
Simply freeze a couple bananas, add a few dark chocolate chips, a serving of whey protein, and you have saved yourself from the gut busting disaster, also known as ice cream.
Trust me, banana ice cream is for real.
If you have not tried our mashed cauliflower potatoes recipe yet, you’re missing out.
It tastes exactly the same as mashed potatoes.
It also has a similar consistency, without the high amount of calories and carbohydrates.
If you leave out the avocado from the recipe, it’s also a free food.
Simply steam the cauliflower, blend it, add salt and pepper, then enjoy.
It’s that simple baby.
It’s important to stay away from the deathly hydrogenated oils found in deep fried foods, like french fries.
Go with a real sweet potato and make your own homemade sweet potato french fries.
As a member of the Live Lean Nation, we do not deprive ourselves of delicious and flavorful food.
We just make better choices, by substituting in higher quality foods.
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