#NoExcuse: Eat what you want, the smart way…

As a Nutritionist, I do NOT believe in deprivation diets!  I DO believe in enjoying food without the guilt trip and I believe the food choices we make can determine whether we will be well nourished, full of energy and hitting our goals. #Noexcuse

When following a plan where you count your calories, especially alongside your gym workout, with specific goals, it is great to replace high calorie ‘junk’ or processed food with more nourishing food, as this means you will be able to enjoy more of the whole foods which are packed with nutrients.

Here are a few great swaps you can make:

1. Sweet Potatoes instead of Potatoes
2. Iceberg Lettuce instead of a Wheat Burger Bun
3. Long Black with milk instead of Cappucinos
4. Seed Crackers instead of wheat crackers
5. Smoothies & juices instead of Sugary Energy Drinks
6. Fruit itself instead of shop-bought juices
7. Homemade Salad Dressing instead of Bought salad dressing
8. Cauli-rice or Brown Basmati Rice instead of White rice
9. Lean cuts of meat, chicken or fish instead of Pork or fatty cuts of meat
10. Sourdough/Rye Bread instead of White bread/regular shop bread

1. Sweet Potatoes instead of Potatoes

3. Long Black with milk instead of Cappucinos

5. Smoothies & juices instead of Sugary Energy Drinks

7. Homemade Salad Dressing instead of Bought salad dressing

9. Lean cuts of meat, chicken or fish instead of Pork or fatty cuts of meat

2. Iceberg Lettuce instead of a Wheat Burger Bun

4. Seed Crackers instead of wheat crackers

6. Fruit itself instead of shop-bought juices

8. Cauli-rice or Brown Basmati Rice instead of White rice

10. Sourdough/Rye Bread instead of White bread/regular shop bread

Try and stay away from processed food such as pasta (especially made from wheat flour), white or refined sugar, store bought chocolate and chips/crisps and food such as pizza, lasagne, burgers or take aways.  These foods tend to be higher in calories and Low in nutrients.

It is much healthier to cook your own food at home, as you then have control over what’s going into it, plus it will save you money and you will be saving the environment by not using all the disposable items from food delivery companies.

Do you follow a calorie restricted program and if so, do you use an app or follow a plan?  Let us know which one you use!

How many changes do you think you’d be able to make in your daily food choices from the list above?

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