Making Small Changes But A Big Difference
Part of eating healthy is looking at what you're eating right now and making the necessary changes to turn it into something healthy. Even if it may initially seem like deprivation, it allows you to maintain a similar pattern of eating, but betters what it gives you in terms of nutrition. It's almost as much of a shift in attitude.
For example, if you're used to having a burger for lunch, it could be a good idea to switch to a tuna or turkey sandwich on granary bread. The idea remains the same — meat, bread, seasoning — and if it seems a bit tasteless in contrast, there's plenty you can do with pepper, paprika or a number of other mild spices.
For certain people, the thought of replacing a bar of chocolate with an apple or a bag of crisps with a bowl of fruit and nuts is similar to replacing a swimming pool with a little puddle. However, if apples are not for you, there is a wide variety of fruits that are filled with good taste and nutrients. And none of this means that you can never eat chocolate again. In fact, an occasional bar might make it easier. to stick to the diet long-term.
Think about the part that soft drinks play in your diet. If you can replace a few soft drinks with a glass of water or fruit juice every week, you will benefit from the change that this brings. It may seem boring, but there's no better taste than an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day.