Day 4: Food Substitutes

Replacing certain foods in your diet with healthier ones is a quick an easy way to make a difference in your health. Here is a list that I got off of the Body For Life website that contains a few recommendations on how to eat healthier, especially if you are looking to lose weight and/or build muscle:
BFL food replacement ideas
Here are a few more of my own that I’ve come up with:

Replace this… With this…
Ground Beef Lean Ground Turkey
Peanut Butter (i.e. Jif) All Natural Peanut Butter
Yogurt Greek Yogurt
Pasta Whole Wheat Pasta
Anything with enriched flour in it whole grains
McDonalds Subway

Heh heh…McDonalds really isn’t on my list of places that needs to be replaced. It’s not my fast food place of choice, but it may be for some people. I don’t ever crave McDonalds (except last summer when we were on vacation and they were running a limited time Rolo McFlurry). I have a sweet tooth for ice cream…probably one of the other reasons I put some of the weight back on.

Small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference in your health. Making the changes above to your diet alone without exercising will give you an immediate impact. Throw exercise on top of that and you’re quickly on your way to looking better!