When it comes to living well, Elle Macpherson is your gal. Today, she's one of the leading figures in the wellness world, and even serves as the co-founder and creative director of WelleCo, a brand known for its organic supplements. She even says she feels better today, in her 50s, than she did in her 20s.
"When I first started my career it was a very different world—and I was a different girl," she told Well+Good. "I didn't look after myself as well as I do now."
One simple suggestion "The Body" has for taking baby steps into a healthier lifestyle like she did? Make simple swaps.
"Rather than making dramatic changes, I believe in making small, achievable alterations over time that you're likely to stick to," Macpherson says. "For example, swap cow's milk for almond in your coffee, your usual bag of chips for organic popcorn, or butter for avocado on your toast."
We'd say those are some pretty spot-on swaps to make; ahead are seven more so you can get a jumpstart on that Elle Macpherson lifestyle.
Swap sour cream with Greek yogurt.
Not only is Greek yogurt incredibly versatile, but this simple swap will likely go unnoticed by everyone except for you, so you can save a big chunk of unnecessary fat and calories. Try it wherever you would cook with sour cream, like in this quinoa taco bowl.prevnext
Swap your nightly ice cream treat with a fruit smoothie.
Even low-fat or "healthy" ice cream options leave something to be desired. Why not whip up your own fruit smoothie (maybe with a little protein powder?) for a creamy, healthy treat? If that's still not doing the trick, check out this healthy homemade ice cream recipe.prevnext
Swap your Hershey's bar with dark chocolate.
While we're on the topic of desserts, not all chocolate is "bad"! Look for dark chocolate containing 70 percent (or more) cacao for all those antioxidant benefits you've read about.prevnext
Swap your morning OJ for an orange.
It may seem simple, but avoiding all those added sugars will pay off! Grab an orange on your way out the door. It's portable and just as yummy — plus, it gives you an excuse to get in some H2O instead of that juice!prevnext
Swap a hot dog for a veggie burger.
Instead of a typical burger or hot dog, throw a veggie burger on the grill next time the weather is warm! Try this simple recipe and just think of all the vitamins and nutrients you'll be getting instead of all that sodium and nitrates.prevnext
Swap ground beef for ground turkey.
If you really have your sights set on a burger, try it with ground turkey for a leaner protein. It still packs all the flavor of a backyard BBQ, but you'll be getting way healthier results.prevnext
Swap flavored yogurt for a fruit parfait.0comments
Skip the flavored yogurt at the grocery store; it's full of added sugars, preservatives and fats. Next time, just grab some Greek yogurt, berries and oats for a healthy snack that tastes pretty damn indulgent.
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