If it’s true that any solution to a problem changes the problem, then a few simple changes in our eating habits can make big improvements in our health and lower the number on the bathroom scale.
Here are simple changes we can make today:
Instead of butter, solid margarine or lard, try olive or canola oil, or margarine without trans fats.
Instead of cream-based sauces, try tomato-based sauces.
Instead of refined cereals, try whole grain cereals.
Instead of white pasta, try whole-wheat pasta.
Instead of smoked, cured, salted or canned meat or fish, try fresh or frozen meat or fish, without added salt.
Instead of sugared soda or juice, try water or a mixture of juice and sparkling water.
Instead of fries or onion rings, try roasted vegetables.
Instead of dips high in saturated fats, try hummus, peanut butter or seasoned low-fat yogurt.
Instead of chocolate chip cookies, try graham crackers or oatmeal cookies.
Instead of fried foods, try grilled, broiled, steamed, poached or roasted foods.
Instead of skipping breakfast, eat oatmeal, whole-grain breads or bran cereals.
These easy-to-make changes can make a big difference in your own health and vitality as well as that of family. Bon appétit!
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