Making Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

Part of eating healthy is in looking at what you eat now and making some necessary changes to turn it into something healthy. Although this may initially seem like deprivation, it allows you to keep a similar eating pattern, but improve the nutritious value. It is as much about a shift in mindset as anything else.

For example, if you are used to having a burger for lunch, try switching to a  tuna or chicken sandwich on whole wheat bread. The principle is the same – meat, bread, seasoning – and if it seems a little tasteless in comparison, then spice it up with some pepper, paprika or a range of other seasonings.
For many people, the idea of replacing a chocolate bar with an apple, a packet of crisps or a handful of nuts is like replacing a swimming pool with a small puddle. However, if apples aren’t for you, there is a wide range of fruit that is packed with taste and nutrients. And none of this means you can never eat chocolate again. In fact, an occasional bar may make it easier to stick to the diet long-term. It is said that Dark Chocolate is packed with antioxidants, so it should not be a bad thing to have once in awhile. 

Also think about the part that soft drinks play in your diet. If you can replace a few soft drinks every week with a glass of water or fruit juice, then you will benefit from the change that this brings. It may seem boring, but there really is no better way to quench your thirst on a hot day than an ice-cold glass of water.