Simple Swaps to Improve Your Lifestyle

If you struggle to stay healthy or are keen to improve your overall fitness and wellbeing, then there are a few simple swaps that you can make to benefit your diet and lifestyle. From choosing lower calorie options to cutting down on alcohol and fried food, if you are looking to make a change for the better, then moderation is key. By making a few small swaps, the chances are that your family will not even notice, and you can make a vast difference to your waistline and overall energy levels. If you want to see big results, then start small, and you will soon feel and notice the difference.

 

Rethink your menus


If your refrigerator is full of processed foods, or high-calorie food options, then by making small changes you can have a positive impact on your diet and the diet of your family also. Get rid of any high fat, high salt foods and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also make your own dips and salsas using fresh produce, rather than opting for store-bought alternatives. Next, you can begin to work on planning and preparing your food choices for the week ahead. Get rid of any temptations, such as cookies and candies, and make sure that you make your own home-cooked versions of your favorite take-out options. Be sure to fill up your plate with lots of leafy vegetables and slow roasted vegetables that will provide you with optimal levels of fiber. If you usually enjoy drinking soda with your meals, then try keeping water chilled in your refrigerator so that your entire family can be sure to keep hydrated and happy. There is no reason why you cannot enjoy eating out, but make sure to choose grilled meats and sides that are baked rather than fried or cooked in heavy sauces. Make sure that you choose white meats and fish over steak and hamburgers. By just making a few changes you will notice the overall benefits for your health.

 

Rethink your lifestyle

Once you have begun to make changes to your diet, you can start to rethink your overall lifestyle choices also. If you enjoy alcoholic drinks, then try only drinking wine or beer on the weekends, rather than during weeknights. Be sure to match each alcoholic drink with water or a soft drink so that you remain hydrated and do not suffer from a hangover. Next, if you are a smoker, then you could try cutting down. Another option is using an e-cigarette such as Ecig Wizard to help with your nicotine cravings. By just making a few small changes you will notice the benefits to your health.

If you are looking to make a change to your overall health and wellness for the better, then begin by making a few swaps to your current diet and lifestyle choices. Choose baked or grilled options if you eat out, and fill up your refrigerator with fruit and vegetables. Finally, cut down on alcoholic drinks and try e-cigarettes if you are looking to stop smoking.

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6 Replies to “Simple Swaps to Improve Your Lifestyle”

  1. I really like this post, actually MANY people struggle with their lifestyle/unhealthy habits. Even I do, a lot. I just recently started a diet/light exercising , I’ve lost 10 pounds! (Or 12 my weight keeps changing depending on if I’ve ate/drank/ used the bathroom etc,.)
    This post is helpful:)

  2. Stephanie Z says:

    It is definitely a good idea to keep trying to improve ones life. Healthy snacks like fruit in the fridge are a great choice.

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Thwese are all good tips. I have done some of them and may try others soon.

  4. Tamra Phelps says:

    I was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and it seems all the rules have changed. Raw veggies and fiber are suddenly not helpful, lol.

  5. The ecig is a good idea. Where can I get a copy of the recipes for the pictures in this post? Those look so good!

  6. I totally agree, some things you might have to taper off and some drop cold turkey, but both work in the end. I can’t remember the exact info, but something to the effect that it takes your mind a couple of weeks to change a habit and I’ve found that is indeed true.

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