Eat Right

FEATURE FRIDAY: 10 Insta-Switches


Good-for-you changes to do RIGHT NOW!

1 Talking on your cell? Don’t sit! Walk around while catching up on gossip.

2 Put low-fat milk in your hot chocolate instead of water. A yummy winter treat.

3 Give Mom and Dad a break when you need to go somewhere. If you can get there safely on a bike or by walking, do it!

4 Put salsa or hummus on chips instead of saturated fat-laden dip. Swapping baby carrots for chips makes it even more healthful.

5 Hit the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. If the escalator is your only option, walk up instead of standing still (just be careful!).

6 Can’t live without sugary cereal in the morning? Go for it, but go halfsies with the more healthful high-fiber kind (we like Wheat Chex). You’ll get the taste you crave and a punch of nutrition too. Perfect!

7 Try DIY yogurt. Mix plain yogurt with the fruit of your choice. Add a little honey to make it sweeter.

8 Replace your morning OJ with an orange. Real fruit is packed with much more fiber.

9 Dress up your salad with peppers, mushrooms, nuts, dried fruit, chicken, pears…anything! So not boring and way better than plain old iceberg and dressing.

10 Clean your room! Not only will you feel fabulously organized, but it burns about 200 calories per hour.

1/11/2008 12:00:00 PM
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