The term ‘hack’ is being used a lot lately. While it used to have a negative connotation, these days to ‘hack’ is to find a quicker, easier and more effective method for achieving a goal.
Well, we see no reason hacks can’t be used to benefit our healthy diet either!
Over the next two blogs, Team Afterburn will be taking a look at the idea of a healthy diet and why it seems to be so hard for people to follow! The reality is that it doesn’t have to be. By following the tips we will present over the next two posts, you’ll see that a healthy diet is as easy as a simple hack!
There are life hacks (like packing Christmas ornaments in empty egg cartons), food hacks (like placing a handful of cherry tomatoes between two plates and using a knife to halve them all in one fell swoop), and as I’ll share with you today, fat loss hacks.
Fat loss hacks are ways of doing everyday things, like eating, in a way that promotes fat loss and blocks fat storage. Sounds pretty great, right?! We will give you 7 of our most effective Fat Burning, Healthy Diet Hacks, with No’s 1-4 coming in today’s post and No’s 5-7 coming on Thursday!
Healthy Diet Hack #1: Cauliflower Rice
Serve shredded, sautéed cauliflower as rice, rather than traditional brown or white rice. This simple hack will save you hundreds of calories per meal and will leave you no less satisfied. You can even add your favorite spices and flavor additions as you do with traditional rice.
Healthy Diet Hack #2: Vegetable Noodles
There are many ways to create and enjoy noodles made from vegetables, rather than noodles made from grains. The veggie noodles are a hundred times less fattening than grain-based noodles, so what are you waiting for?! Use a spiral slicer to turn zucchini or butternut squash into noodles; bake a spaghetti squash and scrape out those nature-made noodles; or simply use a traditional veggie peeler to create long noodle strips from zucchini.
Healthy Diet Hack #3: Lettuce Wrapped
By simply replacing your sliced bread and buns for large pieces of lettuce, you’ll quickly eliminate a couple hundred calories from each meal. Once you get used to the crunch of the lettuce you’ll enjoy your new style of sandwich and burger even more than the traditional way.
Fat Loss Hack #4: Protein Powder Did you know that protein powder can be used in many recipes to increase the protein and reduce the carbs? Replace a portion of the flour in your pancakes with high quality protein powder and you’ll see how delicious it tastes while being so much healthier for you.
These were just a few of the “hacks” we’ve uncovered to make a healthy diet easy to make a regular part of your life! Come back Thursday to see the final 3 hacks from Team Afterburn! However, in the meantime, check out our member testimonials online at www.teamafterburn.com/testimonials, like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn, or better yet, come to the studio and sit down with us to talk about the next steps in your goal toward a healthy diet and overall healthy lifestyle!