Monday, November 7, 2011

Great healthy eating tips

Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply want to feel better by filling your body with the right nutrients, healthy eating can seem like a minefield.

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There’s so much advice and choice out there these days that it can be daunting embarking on a new healthy eating plan. Which advice should you listen to? Who’s talking sense? Will this mean a diet of chickpeas and seaweed smoothies for the rest of your life?!

Well, the good news is that healthy eating can actually be pretty simple. You don’t need to undergo a massive overhaul to your entire diet to start feeling the benefits of eating healthily; you can start making small changes to your diet right now!

The good old sandwich is one of the most popular foods around. Whether we make our own or grab one from the local service station, café or supermarket, it’s the perfect, versatile food on-the-go. And it’s really not tricky to choose healthy sandwiches these days.

If you’re a fan of fried bacon or egg sarnies in the morning for example (and who isn’t from time to time) then try swapping the white bread for wholemeal bread and the oil for a low calorie cooking spray. By doing this you will instantly be cutting down on the sugars and fat, as well as choosing a bread that will keep your energy levels up for longer and leave you feeling more satisfied, without giving up one of life’s little pleasures!

For those of us who grab sandwiches on the go, avoid mayonnaise-rich options and instead plump for something with lots of salad in the filling. As fillings go, chicken and prawn (without the mayonnaise) make healthier choices than cheese or sausage.

Making small changes to your diet in this way will soon see you eating much healthier, without giving up all of the things you love or becoming a food bore!

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