This is the first ever Fit for Purpose blog! I know you have so much to do in your day so I want to keep this blog pertinent and applicable to you as well as short and sweet. If you ever have any questions about a topic I’ve touched on in the blog but want more answers it would bring me joy to help you get those questions answered so email me at healthcoach@befitforpurpose or direct message me on Instagram or Facebook with any of those questions.
Okay, let’s get down to business. FOOD SWAPS are strategic substitutions to help you decrease your calories and increase how much nutrient rich food you consume. Let’s look at some side-by-side comparisons of the macronutrients of some easy food swaps you can implement NOW!
Swap potato chips for popcorn! Potato chips have about 240 calories per serving, 15g of fat, 23g of carbohydrates and 3g of protein. Popcorn (Boom Chica Pop) has 140 calories per serving, 7g of fat, 19g of carbohydrates and 3g of protein.
Swap skim cow's milk for unsweetened almond milk! Skim cow's milk has 91 calories per serving, 0.6g of fat, 12.3g of carbohydrates including 12.3g of sugar and 8.7g protein. Unsweetened almond milk has 30 calories, 2.5g of fat, 1g of carbohydrates with 0g sugar and 1g of protein. If you're worried about calcium consumption almond milk usually has a bunch more calcium than cow's milk. [The cow's milk I typically buy for my kids has 20% daily value of recommended calcium and the almond milk I buy has 45%!]
Swap regular yogurt for greek yogurt! A serving of regular strawberry yogurt has 150 calories, 2g fat, 26g carbohydrates with 19g of sugar and 6g of protein. Greek yogurt has 120 calories, 0g of fat, 18g of carbohydrates with 15g of sugar and 12g of protein!