Take it slow; don’t try to eliminate all junk food at once. Encourage yourself by successfully replacing the first junk food or drink with healthy foods to eat before replacing the next.
• Replace canned fruits and vegetables with fresh fruits and vegetables. Save your canned foods for emergencies only.
• Replace frozen food, frozen dinners and boxed, processed food with fresh fruits and vegetables; organic, grass-fed, pastured meats; wild-caught fish; and sprouted whole grains, nuts and seeds. Tip: If you do not have a lot of time to prepare food when you get home from work, try cleaning and chopping enough vegetables for three days, and store them in resealable bags in the refrigerator. Soak grains in water overnight, and in the morning, give them a quick rinse, drain all the water, cover them with plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator. When you get home, you have everything you need to prepare a healthy meal in no time.
• Replace hot dogs and deli meats containing nitrates or nitrites with turkey hot dogs and organic deli meats are not made with added sugars, table salt, nitrates or nitrites.
• Replace pasteurized milk and cheese with organic, grass-fed, pastured dairy products.
• Replace white bread with whole wheat or whole grain bread, and eventually transition to sprouted bread.
• Replace white pasta with whole grain pasta, and eventually transition to sprouted whole grain pasta.
• Replace white rice with sprouted whole grains.
• Replace commercial cereals with sprouted grain cereals.
• Replace potato chips, crackers and corn chips containing hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils with sprouted corn tortillas or crackers.
• Replace ice cream, candy, pie, cookies, cake, pudding, etc., with natural desserts like fruit.
• Replace white and powdered sugar with natural sweeteners like Stevia or raw agave syrup.
• Replace ketchup and mayonnaise containing sugar with condiments that do not contain added sugar, preservatives or canola oil. If you have to have mayonnaise, opt for mayonnaise made with olive oil.
Wellness tips via Aveda.
Posted on Thu, February 26, 2015
by Aubrey Williams filed under