Welcome to Week 12 of the 52 weeks to a better you journey.
How have you been doing? Have you been keeping up with the baby steps? Don’t get discouraged if you have fallen behind or have been unable to do some of them. This is all about the journey. Today is a fresh day and an opportunity to begin anew.
You can do this!
It has been a few baby steps since we did one for fueling our bodies. So this week we are going to add a baby step for that.
Replace an unhealthy food with a healthy one
I don’t know about you, but there are lots of unhealthy foods that are in my diet. Some are there purposely and some just sneak their way in, but they are there nonetheless.
If I tried to go cold turkey into the healthy food arena, I would fail miserably.
Thankfully, that is not the way baby steps work. 🙂
This week we will be taking a look at the foods we eat regularly. Pick one food that is unhealthy and replace it with a healthy one.
What does that mean?
Here is an example from my personal diet. I eat bread regularly. Toast, sandwiches, etc. I love bread! I like to eat white bread which is not the best choice for eating healthy. So I will substitute a healthy bread choice. Perhaps I will have wheat bread instead of white. Or rye bread. Yum. Oooo I think I may have my pick. 🙂
Anyway, you see how this goes. Find something healthy to swap for your unhealthy stuff.
Maybe you eat a lot of cream based soups. Try eating broth based ones instead.
Did you know that veggies and beans are available in pasta form?
I challenge you to find a healthy food that you like even better than your unhealthy one.
Rise to the challenge!
Baby step for this week: Remove an unhealthy food from your regular diet and replace it with a healthy one. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, these are baby steps after all. You may have to try a few healthy choices before you find a swap that you like. Here are a few swaps ideas:
- Whole grain bread instead of white bread
- Turkey lunchmeat instead of ham
- Veggie pasta instead of white pasta
- Tomato based sauce instead of cream based sauce
- Oatmeal instead of sugary boxed cereal
- Applesauce as a sweetener instead of sugar
- 2% milk instead of whole milk
What about you?
What type of substitution will you be doing for this baby step?
Did you meet the challenge?
Share your journey with us!