This article was originally published by the Cleveland Clinic and has been shared with permission by its author.
My philosophy can be summed up in three words: Eat real food. The way to do this is to take back your kitchen. Transform it into a place of nourishment and healing. Remove all the sugary and highly processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage. Stock up on real foods: fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and lean animal proteins like fish, chicken, and eggs.
Not ready to make a dramatic change in your diet? You don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach. The seven simple swaps below will transform your diet without radically changing your lifestyle.