The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Better Carbs

Many of our favourite foods ‘require’ a carbohydrate ingredient for us to really ‘enjoy’ the meal. A burger doesn’t feel like a burger without a bun. A pizza is just a misery without a base of some sort. Pasta just doesn’t taste the same without the pasta!

When you decide to embark on a healthy lifestyle, you don’t need suddenly exclude all of your favourite foods from your life. Rather find the BEST carbs available so you can continue to make good decisions.

An example of this would be to have a wholegrain bun with your burger, instead of a white one. Want to go one step better? Have 100% rye bread instead of the bun. Another step? Have a wholegrain wrap or corn tortilla instead of the rye. It may not look like your typical burger anymore, but the essential parts are still all there.

Some options are even simpler.

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Pizza bases got you in a spin? Make your own with stoneground wholewheat flour, and then roll them out paper thin. Fewer calories, quality calories, and halve the amount of cheese you would usually add!

And pasta? Well, get wholegrain or gluten free optiosn, and have a small portion.

Get better at eating better carbs, and control your portion size, and you’re one step closer to a healthy lifestyle.

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Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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