Six switches to make with your diet

Your diet is the driving factor in determining your overall physical health. It’s imperative to make sure you’re consuming the right nutrients to be physically healthy and provide you with energy. Discover six switches to make with your diet to hit the road towards physical health!

vegetables, a great switch to make with your diet: “you are what you eat”

Wings for Cauliflower

Let’s be real. Wings are only worth it when they are breaded or fried. Otherwise, you’re essentially eating chicken on a bone, which eliminates their identifying aspect.

Unfortunately, breaded or fried wings are extremely high in trans fat and calories. Give this study a read, which links fried foods to life-damaging health problems. It might incline you to make this following switch.

Replacing wings for cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, is a great switch to make. While cauliflower is different from a chicken wing, there are ways to incorporate a similar taste into cauliflower.

Like spreading the sauce of your choice on top. It’s a popular method which is widely known as delicious. And don’t worry, cauliflower will give you the energy you need as it contains an extensive list of nutrients.

It’s high in fiber and choline, a good source of antioxidants, rich in Sulforaphane, and low in carbohydrates. 

Cauliflower is a highly modified version of cabbage, broccoli, and brussel sprouts which all belong to the family in Brassicaceae. 

Dark meat for plant-based meat or white meat

Cutting dark meat out of your diet and still consuming the nutrients your body needs is a life-changing switch.

You will notice a change in the way your body feels, which will develop higher productivity and energy levels.

Since dark meat contains very high levels of calories and fat, it slows your body and mind up substantially. However, we all know how hard dark meat can be to avoid. It’s delicious and there’s no denying that.

But, you’ll be rewarded with a number of nutritional benefits if you have the discipline to go vegetarian. These benefits include higher levels of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium, folate, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.

You will also consume lower levels of cholesterol, saturated fat, and animal protein.

Fries for salad

The reason why fries are harmful for your body is in the name itself. They’re fried. Fries are heavily fried in oil, and are dripping in saturated fat and salt.

These both raise the risk of cardiovascular and heart disease. This impacts your brain, weight, and immune system. 

On the flip side, salad is a magnificent substitution to make with your diet.

Salad contains raw greens, such as lettuce, spinach, kale, mixed greens, or arugula. Many people add vegetables of their choice as well into their salads.

Vegetables provide various healthy benefits to your body as they are full of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Contrary to fries, salad keeps the brain young, improves immune health, skin, blood pressure, and protects eyes. It also minimizes blood sugar spikes and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.

It’s safe to say making this side switch will do wonders for your health.

Switches to make with your diet

Chips for nuts

Similar to fries, chips are deep-fat fried and very physically toxic. Most chips are low in nutrients, and high in calorie, doing nothing but harm to your body.

They have very similar ingredients to fries, like salt. Therefore, they both have alike risks, such as cancer. 

A progressive switch to make with your diet is chips for nuts. Then, you won’t have to worry about life threatening side effects that come with eating chips. For your information, we’re in it for the long haul at HOKALI!

Nuts contain a high volume of healthy fats, specifically alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), a fatty acid. Fatty acids contain anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven to reduce the chances of colon, prostate, and breast cancer.

Nuts also prevent digestive issues, have anticancer potential, are a rich source of vitamin-e, and promote weight loss. Not to mention, they prevent dehydration, which is crucial during a personal training session.

Top nuts to eat for better health are almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, and pecans. 

A beverage switch to make with your diet: Milkshakes for fruit smoothies

We know, milkshakes can be hard to resist. But, you should know they damage blood vessels, promote cancer, and accumulate fat.

They also contain high saturated fats, suppress absorption, create digestive problems, and acidity. The best time to enjoy a milkshake is after a workout session because they help muscles recover quicker.

With that being said, replacing fruit smoothies with milkshakes would be a wise switch.

We all know how great fruit always is for the body. But why? Fruit reduces cholesterol, promotes weight loss, fights dreadful signs of aging, boosts immunity, supports a healthy heart and soothes inflammation. It is also good for bone strength, has ample digestive benefits and provides you with natural energy! Isn’t that a lengthy list?

If you’re interested in experiencing these benefits,  make this swap with your diet as soon as possible. 

Strawberries on cutting board

Plus, fruit smoothies are highly recommended to drink before exercising because of the benefits which follow in a workout.

Book your first session with one of our personal trainers heavily invested in helping you reach your fitness goals!

A protein-filled switch to make with your diet: Muffins for Pb&J sandwiches 

Muffins are a tasty morning snack. However, take a look into what’s in them; eggs, flour, fat, and a high sugar content. 

Although peanut butter and jelly sandwiches do contain similar ingredients as muffins, they have more protein.

It’s always best to go with more protein for those that are far from transitioning into a consistent, healthy diet. 

Looking for some meals to eat before a personal training session? Check out this blog post!

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