Whether you have been doing well with eating whole, nutritious foods, or you are just starting out, changing your diet can be quick and easy. To kick start a change, and to begin to feel lighter and tighter, here are three quick diet switches that you can start doing today.
- Homemade instead of bottled - General rule of thumb for all foods and drinks is that if you make it at home, it is more nutritious than anything store bought. This is especially true for juices and smoothies; so whip out that blender or juicer you wanted so badly and pop in your favorite fruits and a handful of spinach for a quick way to feel better and shed some pounds.
- Add a seed - On your yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal, or even in your juice, add a tablespoon of nutrient rich flaxseed, hemp seed, or chia seeds. You will not notice a taste difference, but your body will benefit from having the added Omega-3, fiber, and vitamins.
- Change shades - When shopping or ordering a salad, choose leaves that are a shade darker than you usually eat. Switch from iceberg lettuce to romaine, from romaine to spinach, from spinach to kale. Or, mix little of each, and reap the benefits darker leaves offer.