Healthy Swaps For Weight Loss & Wellness

8 June 2016

As cliché as it sounds, sometimes it’s just small every day substitutions that can make a real difference to our health. I have never been one for deprivation so hard diets and ridiculous fasts have never been my caper. I choose instead to eat a diet balanced with whole foods that NOURISH my body while also enjoying a variety of food groups and the occasional treat.

If you’re at the beginning of your health or weight loss journey and are feeling a little overwhelmed with all the information out there, start off with these simple health swaps.

Swap lollies or sweet junk for fresh berries or dates with natural yoghurt & honey

Swap soda or soft drink with sparkling water and fruit

Swap heavy carbs like white bread & pasta to wholegrain varieties like brown rice, sweet potato, quinoa & oats

Swap low fat dairy/skinny dairy for full fat/cream organic varieties. (Remember, good fats won’t make you fat!)

Swap margarine for real butter

Swap sugary breakfast cereals for overnight oats and fruit

Swap vegetable oils for coconut, olive or macadamia oil

Swap multiple cups of coffee to ONE cup of coffee. Substitute the rest for herbal teas

Swap GMO & Synthetic vitamins to whole food supps & a good quality probiotic (if you’re gut isn’t working properly- nothing will!)

Swap that 3pm sugar hit for a high protein snack like PB & celery or some mixed nuts to keep you going until dinner

Swap that last Netflix episode for an earlier bed time (lack of sleep could be causing you weight gain)


Commit to these small swaps and watch them become regular habits!

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