1. Water, instead of commercial soda. Do not be fooled by diet drinks without calories. They’re as full of chemicals as all other trade drinks and do not hydrate the body so good like water.
2. Homemade fruit juice instead of commercial beverages. Sugar free and full of vitamins, natural fruit juice homemade is the best antioxidant.
3. Healthy vegetables instead of fries. Yes, it seems one of the tips of “easier said than done.” But the reality is that there is a huge variety of vegetables and healthy ways to prepare them. So much so that with time the fries are not an option.
4. Fruit instead of sweets. Fruits are the perfect dessert: gives you a dose of vitamins, the body needs are filling and help digestion. Opt for fresh fruit or sour, depending on appetites. And yes, contain sugar, but it is a natural sugar that does not cause any damage.
5. Whole bread instead of white bread. White bread is “bleached”, reaching lose all their nutrients. Opt for whole grain bread that is more healthy and nourishing, so you’ll be hungry increasingly less.
6. Low fat dairy products instead of those very fat. We all know that cheese is one of the forbidden foods in diets. The good news is that for a healthy lifestyle you can replace dairy products like cheese, milk and yogurt, with their low fat version. The same amount of calcium and vitamin D, but considerably less fat.
7. Dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. It has fewer calories and gives the same dose of happiness and vitality like all other sweets. So chocolate aficionados should not give up small pleasures of life, just opt for dark chocolate.
8. Home-cooked dinners, instead of the restaurant dinners. And this for two simple reasons. First, when you cook at home you have control over the ingredients you use and avoid excesses. Second, portions of restaurants sometimes tend to be a little big especially for dinner.