4 Walmart Food Swaps for Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight, your diet plays a big part. Making the right choices will greatly impact you, and those choices start at the supermarket. Shopping for the right foods may seem overwhelming, especially when you don't know where to start. But before you make a beeline for healthy foods, you might want to consider trying food swaps first.

Just because you are watching what you eat, doesn't mean you have to give up on everything you enjoy. Sometimes, making a simple change can benefit your weight loss efforts, and that can be just by switching brands of your favorite products. To determine healthy alternatives, we spoke with Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, a nutritionist in private practice, and adjunct professor of nutrition at NYU. She's going to tell us about some easy, healthy food swaps you can make at your local Walmart. Then, take a look at The Healthiest and Cheapest Walmart Foods You Can Buy.

The New Primal Citrus Zest Dressing.

35 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 190 mg sodium, 3 g carbs (0 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 0 g protein

Depending on the dressing, you can get a lot of unwanted (and unnecessary) ingredients.

"Instead of your regular zesty Italian dressing, try The New Primal citrus zest dressing, which contains fewer calories per serving."

This citrus zest dressing comes out to only 35 calories per two-tablespoon serving. Other dressings can be over 100 calories per serving. If not careful, those calories can add up.

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