10 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds by This Weekend
Sure, a months-long healthy diet is the real key to lasting weight loss. But you can lose weight quickly and safely. Here's how
Switch from Sauces to SpicesOpting for cayenne pepper over ketchup, or a chili powder rub over BBQ sauce, can do wonders for weight loss. "Spices work with the body naturally, whereas sauces can work against it," says Ashley Koff, RD, award winning dietitian and co-author of "Mom Energy." Sauces deliver a bummer triple whammy: They typically have too much sodium, sugar, and artificial ingredients. Spices, on the other hand, help you burn fat from within.
"They warm you on the inside, and they can act as a metabolic aid, fight bad bacteria, and cleanse the body," says Koff. In a recent Purdue study, researchers found that when red cayenne pepper was eaten, rather than taken as a supplement, participants burned more calories.
Add it to egg whites, lamb kabobs, marinara sauce, or chicken tacos. You won't even miss the old stuff, says Koff. "Sauces typically cover the taste of food, but spices enhance it."
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