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I Excluded 12 Common Foods From My Diet, and It Made My Lifestyle Even Healthier

10. Oatmeal vs quinoa

I Excluded 12 Common Foods From My Diet, and It Made My Lifestyle Even Healthier
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Both quinoa and oatmeal are healthy and belong in a balanced and healthy diet. But they have a few differences: a cup of quinoa contains 8 grams of protein, while the same amount of oatmeal contains only 6 grams.

Quinoa also outperforms oatmeal in protein quality and contains more fiber. Therefore, to make your diet more varied, you can replace oatmeal porridge with quinoa porridge.

11. Sugar vs applesauce

I Excluded 12 Common Foods From My Diet, and It Made My Lifestyle Even Healthier
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Applesauce can provide the sweetness you need without extra calories. While one cup of unsweetened applesauce contains only about 100 calories, a cup of sugar can contain over 770 calories. The difference is obvious.

12. Fish vs flax seeds

I Excluded 12 Common Foods From My Diet, and It Made My Lifestyle Even Healthier
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Fish is rich in omega-3 acids and protein. But if you’re allergic to seafood, flax is a great substitute. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, just like fish.

I haven’t eaten fish, meat, flour, fast food, and other foods, which many people can’t imagine their life without, for 15 years now. There were times when people around me couldn’t understand and condemned my diet because they thought that we couldn’t live without eating meat. But I’m 33 now and I feel great.

I don’t feel like I limit myself because I just take care of my health, both physically and mentally. I don’t starve, I simply build my diet in a way so that my body receives all the necessary substances. Taking into account the fact that all my tests are normal, my plan is working. I also feel great that I live and eat the way I want and don’t betray my moral principles. But if you want to radically change your eating habits, I advise you to consult a doctor first.

Can you call your diet balanced? Do you have your own life hacks for how to replace common foods with healthy ones? Share them in the comments below.

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