If you’re trying to lose weight, a few small but high-impact food tweaks can make a huge impact in reducing calories and eating healthier.
Thinking of your calories burned from walking in terms of your favorite foods can help you be realistic with your weight loss goals. Armed with this knowledge, you can make better decisions on what to eat and how much to walk.
Eating more fiber in your diet can help you feel more full, control blood sugar and cholesterol, and help you take in fewer calories and lose weight.
Desserts and snacks (even unhealthy ones) can be part of a healthy eating plan so long as they’re only eaten occasionally and you adjust the rest of what you eat to compensate.
10,000 steps is a popular daily target, but if you’re walking for weight loss it’s only one step toward reaching your goal.
Healthy-sounding food labels can often hide calorie traps that can undermine your healthy eating plan. “Superfoods,” low-fat options or light varieties of your favorite foods can actually trick you into eating more calories than you otherwise would.
You can cut calories and save money cooking at home, which is especially important if you’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus. Supplement your in-home cardio routine by eating better and you’ll be in a better position to get back to 10,000 steps when you’re able to do more walking.
Black coffee is essentially zero calories and has surprising health benefits, but added sugar, milk and flavorings can turn a zero-cal drink into something bad for you. Swapping just one soda for black coffee can save you as much as 130 calories of pure sugar.
Drinking enough water helps keep your body and your mind fit, but staying hydrated is especially important on intense fitness walks. Learn if you need to drink before or during a walk + how much water men and women should drink every day
When walking for weight loss, your diet is just as important (if not moreso) than how many steps you take or calories you burn from walking. Here’s why what you eat is just as important as how far you walk, plus how eating better can get you more steps!