9 Healthy Food Swaps from Feel Electric EMS

9 Healthy Food Swaps from Feel Electric EMS

9 Healthy Food Swaps to Transform Your Diet

At Feel Electric we know how important it is to add to the health benefits of EMS training with a healthy diet. As part of our services, you work with an expert nutritional adviser who’ll give your personal nutritional guidance that complements your EMS sessions. Eating healthily doesn’t have to mean big changes to your diet but it does mean making healthy choices. And even making small simple food substitutions can make a real difference to your everyday health. Here are 9 Healthy Food Swaps to Transform Your Diet.

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1. A Salt Swap

It can be difficult to imagine some foods without salt but too much sodium in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes. Reducing how much salt you put into your food is a health swop that our nutritional consultants always advise. But what about the food’s flavour? You don’t have to suffer tasteless food, just try swapping salt for herbs and spices. Less salt equals a healthier diet, it’s that simple.

2. Swap Cereals

You might not be able to imagine breakfast without cereal but that doesn’t have to mean eating unhealthily. Why not swap sugary cereals for plain cereal? Most of the breakfast cereals available in your nearest supermarket are highly processed and are full of refined sugar. At Feel Electric we suggest exchanging those box cereals for cereals higher in fibre and lower in sugar like porridge oats, bran flakes or whole wheat cereal biscuits. You’ll soon feel a healthy difference right through your morning.

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3. Snack Swap

Snacking is a temptation few of us can resist. The only problem is that popular snacks like crisps, energy bars and chocolate are often high in fat, sugar, and salt making them a very unhealthy choice. In an ideal food swap diet, you’d prefer healthier alternatives that help stabilise your blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full. Switch to healthier snacks like unsalted nuts, plain yogurt with fresh fruit or hard-boiled eggs. If you’re still craving crisps then try healthier versions that you can make at home like kale chips.

4. Switch Up Your Drinks

Swapping sugary drinks, and that includes most sports energy drinks, for water, low-fat milk, herbal teas or even diet and sugar-free options is always the healthier choice. The average can of sugar-sweetened soft drink provides almost 150 calories of added sugar. Sugary drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and have also been linked to a larger risk of premature death. Does plain water sound more palatable now? If you prefer carbonated drinks why not try mineral water? If you love hot drinks, try herbal teas rather than tea or coffee with sugar. At Feel Electric we know that ditching sugary drinks is one of the healthiest food swap ideas around.

5. Exchange White Bread for Brown

Swap white bread for brown bread and you’ll be healthier and actually stay fuller for longer. Wholegrain bread such as rye bread or wholemeal sourdough is higher in fibre than white bread so it releases energy slower into your body avoiding spikes in your blood sugar levels and making you feel full. Feel Electric’s nutritional advisers suggest trying the brown versions of other carbohydrates like pasta and for similarly healthy effects.

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6. Swap Meat for Fish

Don’t worry carnivores, at Feel Electric we’re not advising that you give up meat entirely. Just eat less of it and swap a couple of meat meals for a few fish feasts! Just one portion of oily fish a week like mackerel, trout, salmon or fresh tuna can make a massive contribution to a healthier heart. In fact, research has found that exchanging red meat for fish in your diet can cut the risk of an early death by up to 25%. Swapping sausages for sardines suddenly looks more appetising!

7. Switch from White Potato to Sweet Potato

Swapping white potatoes for sweet potatoes is always a healthy exchange. White potatoes aren’t unhealthy. Like sweet potatoes they contain plenty of fibre and important vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. But sweet potatoes are richer in vitamin A and have a lower glycaemic index so they take longer to digest and don’t cause a sharp rise in your blood sugar levels. Even better you can count sweet potatoes among your ‘five a day’. Follow the advice of our trainers and try the sweet potato swap to enjoy real health benefits.

8. Swap Pasta for Spiralized Vegetables

They make look surprisingly similar on the plate but when it comes to health benefits, spiralized veg wins hands down over ordinary pasta. Get a spiralizer and make veggie noodles or ribbons like courgetti from fresh vegetables. Spiralized veg is 180 calories less per cup than white pasta; it keeps your blood sugar levels even and fills you up. Filling your plate with spiralized vegetables rather than spaghetti is what our diet planners usually recommend.

9. Switch to Smaller Portions

Rounding out our list is not a specific food swap but an important switch, nonetheless. Swapping to smaller portions at mealtimes can make a huge difference when you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. The expert nutritional advisers at Feel Electric often suggest halving the amount of food that you put on your plate. Don’t worry about starving, you can go back for more if you’re still hungry. But you’ll be amazed at how many times you don’t feel the need for a second portion.

Feel Inspired by Feel Electric EMS

If just one 20-minute EMS session a week at Feel Electric studios equals a 2-hour HIIT session, what are you waiting for? There’s only one way to feel the true power of EMS training and that’s to try it for yourself! Book a Free EMS Trial Online to Tone, Firm and Lose Weight with EMS Training.

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