1. Choose whole fruit instead of juice.
Juice tends to be high in sugar and low in fibre. Fresh fruit, on the other hand, contains more fiber than the juice and has a higher water content, both which are excellent for weight loss. Eating a fresh orange instead of drinking a pint of orange juice can save you over 150 calories.
2. Drink water and seltzer instead of soft drinks.
Soft drinks contain pure sugar and of course are full of calories. Swapping soft drinks for water or seltzer can be a big change for a lot of people but a very important one. For flavour, add a splash of lemon, orange, or cucumber.
3. Choose a low-fat soup instead of a cream-based soup.
Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup after a chilly winters day. Be wise though and opt for a soup that does not contain cream. Full of nutrition and none of the fat.
4. Eat fruit as a snack.
This is an obvious one but the key is to be prepared! If you work in an environment where the tea break leads to a tin of biscuits and treats then fill a lunch box with fruits and nuts to nibble on when the snacking craving comes along.
5. Add some fibre.
This is especially important for those following a gluten free diet. As most gluten free breads, pasta etc can be refined this leads to a low fiber intake. Try giving your meals the added nutritional oomph by introducing quinoa, buckwheat, flax seeds, kidney beans, soya beans and more into your meals.