For some of us, lunch can indeed feel like the most difficult meal to “get it right,” and sometimes it even feels like the most boring meal in the day.
There’s a possibility of getting stuck eating the same thing over and over again while making sure your lunch is both delicious and healthy isn’t always an easy thing to do.
There are a lot of little things and nuances that can ‘go wrong’ along the way and thus trip you up when it comes to your caloric intake. This is especially true for us who are constantly trying to lose weight.
“When we’re rushed and stressed, it can become a meal that sabotages your diet, so you’ve got to put a little more planning and prep into it,” says registered dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus.
And she is indeed in the right.
Losing weight and getting a slimmer waist CAN be achieved by making simple changes to your meal plans. With these 5 lunch hacks for quick weight loss, you will be able to shed pounds by eating your regular meals with just a few simple tricks.
So no depressing salads or hunger pains are involved!
1. Bean Me Up, Scotty!
Simply add 1/2 of the beans to your meal and let them do their magic. Namely, beans will boost your fiber intake by 8 grams which is great for losing weight. Plus, they will make you feel full for a longer period of time.
2. Do Not Underestimate The Power Of Water, My Friend
Make sure you drink 16 OZ of water prior to every lunch. This will lead to consuming smaller portions during your meal and generally make you eat less. This can be applied to any meal.
3. Avocado Sandwich!!?
Slice a fresh avocado and add it to your sandwich. This also promotes the feeling of fullness and leads to you consuming fewer calories later in the day.
4. Lean Back And Eat Lean Protein
Packing your lunch with lean meat will make you forget about all the unnecessary snacks throughout the day.
5. Spicing Things Up
Add hot peppers to your lunch as they contain capsaicin – a nutrient that boosts your metabolism and decreases your appetite.