3 Food Swaps that will Save Your Diet
Without upsetting your taste buds
By Cassie Shortsleeve, December 01, 2013
So much of the food we see deceives us. Drive-thru salads can pack more calories than burgers. New research out of Boston finds that culinary blogs regularly feature foods packed with saturated fat and salt. And other research shows that when fruit is added to unhealthy dishes, we tend to eat 35 percent more—thinking the food is healthier.
Your TV has an answer: HLN’s new show “Cook Your Ass Off.” On the show, which premieres Sunday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 p.m. EST, chef Richard Blais puts three cooks to the challenge every week. The task at hand: Spin an unhealthy dish into a nutritious one. Participants are asked to produce heart-healthy options, cater to the needs of diabetics, or simply help people with unhealthy food habits make better choices.
Blais knows firsthand how simple food swaps can make all the difference: He lost 50 pounds doing what he shares below. Try these three tips today to enjoy your favorite foods sans the guilt:
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