Three Ways to Modify Your Diet
Overhauling your diet can seem intimidating, especially this time of year. This is partly because people think they have to change everything all at once and eat healthy 100% of the time. False! Just a few simple changes can kick-start a healthy eating plan that doesn’t make you feel deprived.
- Start with replacing one soda or sugary drink each day with water. For instance, if you are currently drinking 2-3 sodas or highly sweetened coffees each day, reduce that number by one, and instead reach for a full glass of water.
- Skip the pre-dinner appetizers or bread. It might feel challenging at first, but if you normally order an appetizer or eat a full basket of bread at a restaurant, try instead to wait until your entrée comes. You will probably find that you’re still satisfied by the end of the meal.
- Add in fruits in vegetables. It can be easier mentally to add in the good things rather than trying to take out the “bad,” or less healthy. Aim to eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables every day.
Don’t underestimate the power of small modifications—especially those that are done consistently over time!