A Brisbane woman has attracted a huge following for her lists of low-calorie supermarket snacks – that many of us don’t know about.
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A Brisbane woman has become an overnight TikTok sensation after revealing tasty low-calorie Woolies and Coles hacks.
Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, is a big believer in “I can have my cake and eat it too”.
She embarked on a lifestyle change back in 2019 after realising she was developing an unhealthy relationship with food.
But instead of completely giving up on the foods she loved, she followed Equalution, a nutritional program based on flexible eating.
“I also learned about the science-based method of tracking macronutrients,” Bec told news.com.au
“This discovery made me want to research and learn more and more about nutrition.”
As a result, she’s uncovered heaps of healthy food options in Aussie supermarket’s that most people aren’t aware of, and loves to share them to help others.
Bec, who is now a qualified personal trainer, said overindulging in junk food was setting her down an unhealthy path, but by flexible eating, she could still enjoy the foods she craved.
“As for my training I found that a mixture of both HIIT (high intensity interval training) and weights (progressive overload with mainly compound exercises) helped me achieve my goals.”
The 25-year-old accounting student however had no idea documenting the low-calorie foods and treats she eats on TikTok would blow up.
“I started posting healthy recipes and the first one that went viral was of a no-carb, high-protein, gluten-free pizza. That just went crazy and ever since then I just started posting more about fitness and health,” Bec said.
After just five months of joining the popular platform she has clocked half a million ‘likes’ on all her posts with some detailing the “surprising” supermarket foods she eats while still maintaining a lean look.
In one viral clip, the personal trainer reveals some of her go-to Woolies snacks which include roasted Fav-Va Beans, Noshu sugar free doughnuts, protein rocky road and high-protein cottage cheese.
“I find that Woolworths has a massive range of low calorie, yummy foods that are often overlooked because there are so many products,” Bec told news.com.au
“The best things about these snacks is that they are super easy to grab on the go, which is perfect for a busy lifestyle and they are also portion-sized so overindulging is easier to avoid.”
Many were shocked to learn of the tasty, low calorie treats.
“OK where do you find the doughnuts,” one woman asked.
“Definitely need more of these types of videos,” said another.
In another clip, Bec shows viewers how to order a Pizza Hut pizza that’s usually more than 2000 calories, for just 309 calories.
“Initially, I had a lot of DMs asking me what kind of snacks I eat and I just thought of doing a video about it,” she said.
“When people started commenting that they were going to Woolies to buy them I was like ‘what the heck’.”
Bec said it also made her realise the lack of education surrounding nutrition.
“I think it’s ridiculous that people think they can’t have a slice of birthday cake because they’re on a restrictive diet. You should be able to enjoy your life and still have goals,” Bec said.
“I find there is a lot of misinformation in the fitness and health industry and it is very over complicated. I want to show people that they don’t have to eat super bland and boring food to lose weight.
“I also really enjoy helping people and if they are able to get a little closer to their weight loss goals by choosing yummy snacks that I discover, I think that is really cool.”
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