Thursday 27 October 2016

Little changes yield big results

Published 28/07/2015 | 02:30

Swap sugary drinks for a glass of water
Swap sugary drinks for a glass of water

Summer is often a good time to switch to healthier foods - and it's easier than you think.

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Making small changes to your diet is the healthiest and most achievable way to lose weight.

Here are some swaps suggestions:

* whole milk to semi-skimmed, 1pc fat or even skimmed milk;

* sugar-coated breakfast cereal for a whole grain breakfast cereal such as porridge or shredded whole grain wheat cereal with no added sugar;

* a sprinkle of sugar on your breakfast cereal for a topping of fresh or dried fruit, which counts towards one of your five a day;

* full-fat Greek yoghurt for lower fat or fat free Greek yoghurt, or natural low-fat yoghurt;

* white breads, bagels and muffins for whole grain varieties.

* butter and cheese in your jacket potato for reduced fat spread and reduced salt and sugar baked beans;

* a cheddar cheese filling in your sandwich for reduced-fat hard cheese;

* a coffee made with whole milk to a 'skinny' coffee made with semi-skimmed or skimmed milk;

* sugary drinks for a glass of water;

* salted nuts for unsalted nuts;

* the frying pan for the grill when cooking meat.

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