Making changes to your eating habits can be a difficult and overwhelming process. We constantly hear about all of the new diet plans and medications available promising healthy and quick weight loss. But, are they really the answer in the long run?
When you decide it’s time to make changes to your diet, the best approach is to take baby steps. In other words, avoid drastic, overnight changes to your diet that restrict you from eating foods you enjoy. The likely result of this cold turkey approach will leave you frustrated and ready to give up.
So, let’s get started on small substitutions you can make that’ll have a big impact on your health. A great place to start is by using healthier alternatives for foods you eat on a regular basis
Cutting down on fat doesn't have to mean bland, boring foods. Try experimenting with these spices (add before or after cooking):
Smarter eating starts with smarter shopping. During your next visit to the grocery store, shop the perimeter of it for fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats and seafood and lower fat dairy products. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is that the less processed your food is, the more likely it’s lower in sodium.
And, remember – if you can successfully make one small change in your diet you’ll give yourself more confidence and motivation to make another one.