Losing weight is hard. For many people, the thought of cutting daily calories is accompanied with thoughts of deprivation and difficulty.
Sticking with a reduced calorie plan is definitely challenging, and getting started is often the hardest part. It takes about 3,500 extra calories of any kind to gain a pound. Trimming just 100 calories every day can result in a 10-pound loss in a year.
There are many small, simple swaps to be made in everyday eating that can help you drop more weight — up to 5 pounds in a month — without the deprivation of giving up your favorite foods.
Check out some of the best food swaps to cut calories and still maintain taste and flavor. If you make three of these swaps a day consistently, you can lose up to 5 pounds in a month. Even one swap will boost a monthly 1-2 pound loss. Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race.
Excerpted from today.com