The Simplest Way to Make Over Your Diet
Want to drop a few pounds this year? Start brown-bagging your lunch. We talked to top docs and dietitians to get the healthiest meals you can put together -- fast
Makeover No. 1: Jane, Assistant EditorThe meal: A Smuckers "Uncrustables" peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Lays Baked Original chips, and Fresh & Easy sweet iced tea.
Kimberly Snyder's assessment: "Make the switch from peanut butter to almond butter. Almonds are a healthier and more beautifying nut. The jelly isn't such a great option either -- when fruit is heated and processed like that it becomes acidic in the body, and there are usually processed sugars added on top of the natural fruit sugars.
"'Sweet' iced tea is scary and dreadful for the skin, as it is usually laden with a ton of inflammation-causing sugar. Maybe Jane can make her own iced tea and sweeten it with Stevia, Xylitol, or another natural sugar (never use artificial sweeteners). Or better yet, stick to water or sparkling water with lemon!"
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