This list makes it almost too easy for you to get healthier. Healthy eating can take time, but making small changes on a daily or weekly basis can do wonders for your health! Try incorporating some of these food swaps to help shed that additional hard to move weight.
- White bread/bagels --> for sourdough, paleo bread or gluten free bread
- Vegetables oils --> for extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil
- Fruit juice/smoothies --> 1 whole fruit, a protein smoothie, vegetable juice, or vegetable sticks with hummus
- Gluten, wheat --> for wholegrain carbs such as brown rice, quinoa, oats, millet, sweet potato, pumpkin
- Milk chocolate --> for dark chocolate (70% +) or homemade chocolate
- Packaged foods --> whole foods which are fresh, organic and locally sourced (when possible)
- Store bought muesli --> for homemade muesli or oats + nuts + seeds + fresh fruit
- Alcohol --> for soda and fresh lime or lemon, or opt for vodka with fresh lemon/lime and soda
- 3/4/5+ coffees a day --> one to two coffees (with no sugar) before midday
- Sweet/junk foods (candy) --> fresh (medjool) dates with nut butter, berries, 70% dark chocolate
- Low fat products --> high fat products
- Flavoured yoghurt --> plain greek or coconut yoghurt
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners --> for stevia, raw honey, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar
- A carbohydrate rich dinner --> for a meal loaded with non starchy veggies (half a plate), 1 protein source and 1 healthy fat source
- Energy drinks and sodas --> for sparkling water, kombucha, kefir, herbal teas
One final tip, ensure you have a good quality protein source with each main meal. Protein really supports weight loss as it creates a thermogenic effect in the body, and helps to keep sugar cravings at bay. Also ensure you load up with plate with lots of fresh non-starchy veggies as well to ensure you are getting enough fibre to bulk up your stools to clear waste products from your body.
OR join my 30-Day Spring Cleanse Program to refresh and restart your body.