One key to weight management is keeping yourself satisfied with nutritional foods. Nutritional foods keep your energy up and healthier options reduce excess calories which can lead to weight loss. This associated content article suggests easy ways to loose weight eating burgers, hot dogs, and other sandwiches by making a few simple changes. Talk with your doctor before trying to loose weight and learn what a healthy weight is for you. Many vegetarian meat substitutes contain soy; check ingredients of products for allergens that affect you.
Lose Weight Eating Burgers
Replace a hamburger with a veggie burger. You can go without a bun or you can choose a lower calorie bun or a high fiber whole wheat bun. Add your usual toppings like ketchup and mustard with vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. If you add bacon, use veggie bacon. By making at least one of these changes, you’ll eat fewer calories for the same weight of food which means you can loose weight with burgers.
Compared to typical hamburgers, veggie burgers tend to be lower in fat and cholesterol. Veggie burgers can contain fewer calories with similar levels of protein. Vegetarian burgers have nutritional information written right on the box. Read “Tips for Comparing Veggie Burgers: What to Look for in a Good Veggie Burger” article here. Compare calories and nutrition with the same weight of your usual deli meat at the USDA National Nutrient Database.
Lose Weight Eating Hot dogs
Replace a meat hot dog with a veggie dog and choose a healthier bun. Add toppings like ketchup and mustard. If you add chili, use vegetarian chili. Eat fewer calories and the same weight of food and you can loose weight with veggie dogs. If you’ve tried them before but didn’t like them, read “How to Cook Veggie Dogs for Best Flavor and Texture” and try cooking them differently.
Like veggie burgers, compared to typical hotdogs, veggie dogs tend to be lower in fat and cholesterol and can contain fewer calories with similar levels of protein. Check the nutritional information included on the package and compare calories and other nutrition information to the same weight of meat hot dogs.
Lose Weight Eating other Sandwiches
Replace deli meats with vegetarian deli meats and pick a healthier bread. Add your usual toppings with lots of vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. If you add cheese, reduce calories by taking half the amount and adding more vegetarian deli meat or veggies. You can also replace with a lower calorie soy cheese. Even if you switch just one kind of meat for the vegetarian version, you can take in fewer calories for the same weight of food and can loose weight with sandwiches.
Compared to typical deli meats or slices of cheese, vegetarian deli meat, like other veggie meat alternatives, tends to be lower in fat, cholesterol, and calories with similar levels of protein. Check the nutritional information and compare with the same weight of your usual deli meat and cheese slices.
By making simple diet changes with healthier bread, vegetarian meat, additional vegetable toppings, or less cheese, you can reduce calorie intake from these sandwiches which can lead to weight loss, without eating less. These sandwiches can be more satisfying than consuming the same number of calories from other carbohydrate based snacks. They tend to have more fiber too. Feeling full can reduce the urge to snack on less healthy items which can mean additional weight loss.
Try replacing your usual sandwiches or unhealthy high calorie snacks with these sandwich options. If you take in fewer calories and still eat the same weight of, or more, food you can keep yourself satisfied and still loose weight. You don’t have to be anorexic or hungry to loose weight. You can loose weight with burgers, hot dogs, and other sandwiches with simple changes to reduce calories and make these filling sandwiches healthier.
Comparing products at the USDA National Nutrient Database