Making Small Changes But A Big Difference

Part of eating a healthy diet is looking at what you are eating now, and making the changes necessary to make it healthy. Although this may initially seem like deprivation, it allows you to maintain a similar eating pattern but to improve what nutritionally it gives you. It is about a mindset shift just as much as anything else.

For example, if you're used to having a burger for lunch, it might be a good idea to switch to a tuna or chicken sandwich on granary bread. The principle is the same – meat, bread, seasoning – and in comparison, if it looks a little tasteless, there's a lot you can do with pepper, paprika or a range of other light spices.
For many, the idea of replacing a chocolate bar with an apple or a pack of crisps with a handful of fruits and nuts is tantamount to replacing a small puddle swimming pool. If apples aren't for you, however, there's a wide array of fruits packed with taste and nutrients. And none of that means you can never again eat chocolate. In fact, an occasional candy bar may make it easier to stick to the diet long-term!

Also talk about how soft drinks are playing in your diet too. If you can replace a couple of soft drinks with a glass of water or fruit juice every week then you'll benefit from the change this brings. It might sound boring, but on a hot day there's really no better taste than an ice-cold glass of water.


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