You have already reached the first step by coming to this blog. I understand that it is very tempting to eat junk food and treats all the time. A few cheat days here and there – how bad can that be?
It is okay to have a cheat meal once a week but not more than that. Regularly eating unhealthy food can cause many health issues, resulting in disorders and diseases like heart conditions and diabetes.
Every nutritionist has always bombarded us that if you want a healthy body you need to have a healthy and balanced diet. A man needs around 2500 Kcal and a woman needs 2000 Kcal per day.
I understand you might not like the taste of certain ‘healthy’ foods, but here I am providing you with some other tastier and healthier alternatives:
Go for dark chocolates
Just like you, even I crave chocolates once in a while. Please make sure you have dark chocolates instead of any other. They are more organic and nutritious too. They contain fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium – all of which are good for you. It’s also full of antioxidants, which help keep you young.
Chips-no; Sweet potato wedges-yes
NEVER buy chips henceforth if you are on the journey of eating healthy. Sweet potato wedges are even tastier than any chips you have ever bought. These wedges have high levels of beta-carotene and have been proven to raise levels of vitamin A in our blood. They’re also full of vitamins B6, C, and D. Vitamin B6 may help reduce levels of degenerative diseases and heart attacks.
Say no to ice cream and yes to frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt is not just tasty but helps our digestion. You can have it with fruits and nuts to increase its health benefits.
Replace beer with spirits or wine
Here’s a scary fact – drinking five pints of lager a week adds up to 44,200kcal over a year, or the same as eating 221 doughnuts. A pint of beer can have around 180 calories in it, while a single measure of spirits has just 61 calories. Even red wine has fewer calories, at 159 a glass.
Replace crisps with popcorn
Crisps are full of salt and saturated fat. You can switch to a healthier snack like popcorn, with light salt or plain. Popcorn is also full of anti-oxidants, loaded with fiber, and low in calories.
Replace cake with banana bread
Most cakes aren’t particularly healthy, but if you want an option with some benefits, try whole wheat, organic banana bread. It’s full of fiber, and the whole wheat contains potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
You can always eat fruits if you feel hungry at any point of the day as fillers.