Food-swapping is one of the most popular ways to help people lose weight and live healthier lives. At its core, it’s a simple way to reduce calories. Swapping sugary candy for dried fruit, or diet soda or seltzer for a regular Coke, is a quick way to reduce calories, and to remove a lot of “bad” foods from your life in favor of more natural and wholesome ingredients. Healthline offers up 8 Swaps you can make to take these steps.
A note of importance when understanding these types of food swaps is the psychological toll these switches might have on your body. No one is debating that fresh vegetables are healthier than a bag of potato chips, but doing a complete 180 on your diet and removing every single bad food at once might be difficult to sustain for some, and lead right back to the bad habits we’ve built in the first place. Slow change and mindful change is sustainable change – just some food for thought with the holiday season right around the corner.