Small changes can make a big difference. Rocco DiSpirito, award-winning celebrity chef and author of Now Eat This! knows that better than anyone — and he lost the pounds to prove it. By making tiny tweaks to his diet and calorie intake, he has revolutionized his health. Watch DiSpirito offer nutritious substitutes for unhealthy foods:
While healthy eating habits and routine exercise are big parts of living a nutritious lifestyle, the first step is deciding you want to do it.
“Make a conscious decision to change the way you live, eat and think of your health,” DiSpirito told genConnect. “It’s the small things that add up to make a big change over time.”
It’s a daunting task, we know. But it starts with small substitutions in your diet. Here are a few ideas from DiSpirito:
- Yogurt: “Non-fat greek yogurt can be used in the place of mayonnaise, butter, cream and milk,” DiSpirito said. Turns out that it nearly one tenth of the calories of its fatty counterparts — what a trade-off!
- Sugar: This pesky sweet finds a way to sneak into everyone’s daily diet — but giving it the boot could mean big changes to your overall health. Get rid of sugar this summer. Cut sugar out of your life,” DiSpirito said. “It will probably extend your life expectancy by three to five years and you’ll just drop pounds.
Related: 3 Ways to Kick Your Sugar Addiction
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