Tips to make ditching ultra-processed foods easier

Replace refined foods with whole foods

Forget about pre-made foods, ready meals, white bread, supermarket cakes, biscuits, and crips that are ultra-processed and contain chemicals and additives that are harmful to your body. Instead, replace all this trashy food with whole foods like legumes, pulses, healthy oils, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Swap the white bread for bread made with wholemeal flour. Replace the white flour biscuits with whole grain biscuits. Ditch sweetened processed cereal and choose oats, muesli and breakfast cereal which does not contain added sugar. 

Cook more often and get creative

Cooking at home isn't really that complicated when you have your pantry stocked with the right products. Get some nice organic herbs and spices to make your meals full of flavour. You can easily find quick recipes that will take you only 30 minutes to prepare. There are so many combinations of ingredients and flavours that you can enjoy something new every day. 

Fill up your pantry with healthy snacks

Healthy snacks include unprocessed, healthy whole foods like nuts, seeds, dried fruits and lightly processed natural foods. Healthy snacks do not contain sugar, excess salt and fats. Instead, they offer you nutrients just as nature made them for us. They contain minerals and vitamins and good calories that help you stay healthy and full of energy. 

Eat more vegetables and fruits

Sadly, we don't eat enough vegetables and fruits in our modern diets. Veggies and fruits are the best, purest, unprocessed food you can eat. They are packed with vitamins and minerals to keep you and your immunity system healthy. 

Drink more water

Water is the best drink you can have. It makes you feel better and fuller. It also has cleansing properties and removes toxins from your body. Drinking more water will also help you with digestion. If you have constipation problems, try speciality waters, like Magnesium Water. 

Change your eating routine 

Try to plan regular hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner and stick to it. 
When you eat a balanced, healthy, whole-food meal, your body will feel satisfied for longer, and you won't crave snacks before the next meal.
Result: you won't be thinking about ordering a food delivery or passing by the nearest takeaway.

Make a shopping list 

Look through your pantry and fridge to see what you still have there. Write down all the ingredients and packaged food on a shopping list. Focus on the things you really need. Take the list with you when you go to the supermarket. This way, you will focus on the necessary product, and you will not get tempted by aggressive advertisements for snacks, processed foods and ready meals in the aisles. 
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