The idea of replacing a chocolate bar with an apple, or replacing a bag of chips with a handful of fruit and nuts may not seem that appealing. But there are so many healthy fruits and nuts to choose from. And this doesn't mean that you can never have chocolate again. In reality, allowing yourself an occasional treat can make it much easier to stick to a healthy eating plan long-term.
Another thing to watch is, how many sugary drinks you consume. If you can replace even a few soft drinks a week with a glass of water, you will see such a huge benefit from this one small change. It may seem boring, but on a hot day there is no better taste than an ice-cold glass of water! Try adding some lemon, mint or cucumber for a nice refreshing change.