Eating healthy is a goal that everybody has, but it’s not always the easiest to achieve. It’s hard to rearrange a meal based on if you want to lose weight or gain weight, the guidelines around how to do a cheat meal, or how to eat healthy dessert. Luckily, @calorieshealth is here to provide you with all your healthy lifestyle hacks.
This Kielbasa Bowl dish filled with rice and beans is simple but delicious. The weight loss version has turkey sausage while the gains version is pork/beef. The flavor from the sausage helps mask the yucky of the veggies.
Say hello to this deconstructed cheeseburger bowl hat you’ll be happy to swap out your McDonalds fix for. The gains version once again chooses red meats and doubles the serving of potatoes, while Brussel sprouts add volume without being calorific.
Taco Tuesday is something we look forward to every week. Here, it’s made healthy by being converted to a bowl, with an extra dose of Salsa Roja. This is the perfect meal prep dish to take to the office the next day and have coworkers glare at you with envy.
This recipe breaks down stereotypes that white rice is bad for you, but still offers a weight loss version that subs it out for sweet potatoes with a side of juicy chicken breast. The author explains how sweet potatoes are a vitamin powerhouse.
Eating slowly as opposed to scarfing down your food is difficult, but helps you feel satiated way faster. Eating mindful slowing down and chewing more will go a long way. Instead of eating an apple whole, slice it up and between slices, take a sip of tea.
This pot encourages you to understand weight loss a little better instead of just throwing a recipe at you. The author explains that carbs must be decreased and veggies must be increased for weight loss to be achieved. But, it’s mental too, the author reminds us – don’t lose that ambition.
This post gives us some idea of what to eat before a workout, versus the rest of the time. Pre-workout, load up on the carbs and proteins, since fats slow digestion and aren’t the best training buddy. Other meals should include healthy fats, fibers, and promote satiety.
Snacking is one of the hardest things to get a hold on. When you are craving or bored, it’s hard to say no. This post shows you how to incorporate volume eating with air popped popcorn, mixed in with some almonds, chocolate bites, and cranberries. If you fill up on just trail mix, you could be doubling calories.
Sometimes, you’re craving a hot dog and no healthy eating hack will replace that casing filled with meaty, street food goodness. If you eat two hot dogs but only use one bun, swapping out the other for a healthier lettuce wrap.
Sometimes, fusion food grosses us out. But when it’s maple sriracha meatballs, your know we’re down. The weight loss meal swaps white rice for zoodles, aka zucchini noodles. But that rice version does look pretty tempting.
Fries and a burger make a case of the Mondays so much better – especially when they have a spicy kick. The health version of this is sweet potato fries, patties, jalapeños and tomatoes. If you’re trying to make gains, double the fries and meat portion. Plus, it doesn’t lose flavor in the microwave.
This flavorful meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Fatty sausage mixes with hard boiled eggs, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. The reason for had boiled is that they hold better in the fridge than when fried or scrambled. As always, adjust per your weight goals.