Healthy living isn't always easy, but if you've been finding that you're feeling that you're lacking energy and are carrying some extra pounds, you may want to start making personal changes to get fit. While it's important to get regular exercise, physical activity alone won't pay off if you're not eating the right foods. Luckily, there are many simple ways to swap out your bad food habits for good ones.
For example, if you usually have a bagel in the morning with cream cheese, you should consider switching to something that is both more filling and lower in fat and calories – like oatmeal. Or, if this switch is too big for you you can simply eat half a bagel instead of a full one and trade your cream cheese for something healthier, such as peanut butter or hummus.
As for lunch and dinner, try to make sure that the majority of your meal consists of fruits or vegetables, rather than high-fat meats or white bread. This is easy to accomplish if you have a salad for lunch and include a hefty side of carrots, broccoli or any other veggie with dinner.