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No idea how to actually start that New Year’s Resolution to completely revamp your diet? Listen up! Why not ease into the process with a few healthy swaps for your favorite (but less than nutritious) snacks instead? In fact, according toRegistered Dietitian and Nutritionist Keri Gans, learning how to enjoy your favorites in a “healthier manner” will set you up for more success and workswaybetter than deprivation! Now that’s a health hack we can get behind. Ready to give it a shot? Check out these pro tips from Gans, along with her great ideas and insight on snack swaps, below.
If you love carbs, try whole wheat, high fiber options.
“First off, you should never even think you have to give up carbs,” explains Gans. “The problem is too many people eat their carbs in huge portions with high fat, high calorie toppings.” So instead of giving them up (which probably won’t last long anyway), Gans suggests trying options that are 100 percent whole wheat and high in fiber like quinoa, barley, buckwheat, and millet and watching your portions.
For example, if you love bagels, she recommends picking one that’s whole wheat and scooping out the dough from the inside and filling it with things that provide nutrition—she notes smoked salmon or eggs.
If you are hooked on high-cal frappuccinos, skip the whipped cream.
To reduce the amount of calories in your frap, that you just can’t give up, Gans says to nix the whipped cream and syrup, ask for nonfat milk, and opt for a grande over a vente.
If you’re obsessed with a salty bag of chips, try almonds or peanuts.
Sometimes you just have to fulfill that strong salty craving! Instead of grabbing a bag of chips, Gans suggests almonds, peanuts, roasted edamame, or chick peas.
If you have a thing for sugar, try using fruit.
Ah, the sweet stuff! It definitely gets a bad rep, but Gans actually says there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you’re watching your portions. But if you’re looking for a substitution for table sugar when you’re baking or cooking, you can try adding in fruit for sweetness instead.
If you live for that bag of skittles, try a nut bar.
Gans suggests trying something likeKIND Nuts & Spices Bars, explaining that many of the bars only have “around 5 grams of sugar that are sure to fill that craving.”
If you’re addicted to ice cream, give frozen yogurt a try.
Froyo?! We can dig it. However, when picking out what tub to take home, Gans says to look for a product that doesn’t have more than 150 cal. per serving.
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