Change. Are you really ready?

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Are you serious about getting healthier in a bid to shed some weight? Have you thought about how long it will take and what it involves? Are you really ready??

There are no quick fixes, there are no easy ways about it. Just think how long it took for you to put on the weight you have gained, through poor food choices and lack of exercise. There’s no quick fix that is healthy in the long-term and sustainable, that will undo all those poor choices.

Nutrition is key, we know this by now. Paired with a good exercise programme, there is no reason you cannot get results. But it takes time. You have to be persistent with your diet and lifestyle, day in and day out. Not just Monday-Friday (or Sunday to Thursday in our case in the Middle East 😛 ). You have to make it fit your life and work hard until it becomes natural. The results will come.

Everyone can make time to exercise.

Everyone can prep food if they really have to.

Everyone can change what they eat for breakfast-yes you can eat meat!

Everyone can continue to eat healthily on holidays and on the weekends.

But do you want to??

You must have the mindset to change because no one can do it for you!

If you are ready to start making some changes, here are 7 tips on simple food swaps that will aid in your process to losing weight and becoming healthier:

1. Swap Pasta for Zucchini or Courgette (either cut into sheets for lasagne or as a spaghetti pasta using a Julienne peeler) giving a significantly lower carb content to the meal with the added vitamins and minerals from the zucchini as well as being Gluten-free.

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1. Swap Mayonnaise for Mashed Avocado. The avocado provides healthy monounsaturated fats as well as vitamins and minerals. Can also be used as a substitute for butter in baking recipes such as brownies.

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3. Swap All Potatoes Mash for 1/2 potatoes, 1/2 cauliflower in mash, and use coconut milk or almond milk instead of butter and milk for that creamy consistency.

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4. Swap White Refined Sugar for Coconut Sugar, Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup.

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5. Swap White Rice for Grated Cauliflower Rice for when you need a lower carb meal.

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6. Swap Table Salt (depleted of natural minerals) for Himalayan Sea Salt (full of minerals and good

source of magnesium).

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7. Swap White Bread for 100% Whole Wheat, Rye, Pumpernickel or Gluten-free. White bread is full of sugar, there are no benefits to eating it! If a package says ‘wheat’ or ‘contains ‘x’ amount of whole grains’ or ‘multigrain’, it probably isn’t much better than buying white bread itself.

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Hopefully making some simple swaps like the above can help you take that step to healthier eating and reaching your goals!

Alana xo

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