Dieting doesn’t necessarily have to equal eating less. Although weight-loss success is largely dependent on your total caloric intake, eating high-volume foods can help you hack your diet. Not only would you be consuming fewer calories, but it’ll also allow you to eat more. Marci Nevin shared a photo on Instagram showing simple food swaps that will make dieting easier. Instead of cereal, opt for oatmeal; rather than chips, reach for popcorn.
“Eating lower calorie, higher volume can be a dieter’s best friend,” she wrote. Choosing energy-dense foods will leave you feeling more satisfied without breaking your day’s worth of cals. It’s a win-win! Sure, these swaps may not be exactly what you want, but they’re at least similar in texture and flavor.