SONY DSCWhen deciding to make positive changes in your diet and health, you don’t need to do a complete overhaul. In fact, changing too much at once can be overwhelming and cause you to be more likely to give up. Instead, try making one simple change in your diet per week. Here are a few examples of very easy changes that can make a big impact on your health:

  1. Swap out a sugary snack for an apple. This change will add 4 g of fibre to your day and 14% of your daily intake of vitamin C.
  2. Cook brown rice instead of white. Brown rice contains 4 times the fibre and much higher levels of vitamins and minerals than white rice.
  3. Instead of a muffin for a snack, try a serving of yogurt. This will add  30% of your daily intake of calcium and save you at least 200 calories.
  4. Switch potato chips for hard pretzels. Pretzels are salty and crunchy, but 50 g of pretzels contains 190 calories and 2 grams of fat, compared to 275 calories and 18 grams of fat in potato chips.