Sometimes a few small substitutes in your diet can make a big difference when it comes to weight loss. By substituting a few healthier alternatives, you can drop a few pounds without going to much effort. Here are a few examples to get you going:

Out With: In With:

White breads:                                   Brown whole grain breads (the home made variety and not brown sliced pan)
White pasta or rice:                         Whole grain pasta or rice (higher in fibre and will keep you fuller for longer)
Fruit juices:                                       Herbal teas (contains less sugars)
Fruit yogurts:                                    Natural live yogurts (contains less sugar and is full of beneficial bacteria)
Sugar:                                                 Xylitol (a natural sweetener found in health food stores and some supermarkets)
Salted or dry roasted nuts:             Raw nuts (a great snack full of healthy essential fats)
Vegetable oil:                                     Extra virgin olive oil (a healthier version containing more essential fats)
Crackers:                                            Oat cakes (higher in fibre)
Cream:                                                Natural yogurt or coconut milk (less saturated fat)
Wheat:                                                Spelt (a grain similar to wheat but easier to digest)

By switching to healthier alternatives, you will loose weight, increase energy levels and increase vitamin and mineral intake AND I can promise you it won’t feel like you’re going to any extra effort!