Healthy Food Substitutions

Vegetable harvest isolatedSo you want to start eating healthy, but where do you even start? One thin that Elite Health Coaching offers are one-on-one and group coaching. During these sessions, I will personally help you make the transition into healthier eating, and I’ll make it easy! I will provide suggestions along with recipes that you can incorporate into your every day living. Eating healthy does not need to be hard or expensive, but you must have the know how to make it work. Here are a few suggestions that will help make it easier to transition into a healthy lifestyle:

  • Do not drink your calories. A lot of us end up drinking a lot of calories during the day. These can be from soda, fruit juices, sweetened teas, and other beverages. One easy way to drop a few pounds is to increase your water intake. If you get bored of water, mix it up with black coffee and tea to give you some variety.
  • Skip the fried foods. As good as they may be, try going for something grilled, baked, broiled, or steamed. This goes for all aspects of your meal (protein, veggies, bread, etc.).
  • If eating at a restaurant, try to eat as healthy as possible. Skip the fried foods, ask for dressing on the side, and even get your burger/salad/sandwich without the cheese. Little things like this will lower the amount of calories you are eating per day.
  • When you are craving something sweet, try to keep that sweet tooth at bay with sweet fruit like pineapple, grapefruit, or berries. They offer a lot of benefits and don’t contain as many calories as cookies, candy bars, or other junk food items.
  • When making dinner, try to skip the white stuff. This includes refined sugars, refined flours, white rice, etc. Try to make a dinner that is sugar-free and use whole grains rather than refined grains.
  • Give plain yogurt a try. Look for a plain yogurt that does not have any added sugars listed in the ingredients. Rather than relying on the food companies to sweeten it for you, try adding in your own fruit or honey to add flavor. This cuts down on the artificial ingredients and benefits you more when it’s local honey and fresh fruit.
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