10 ways to eat well
Woman's Own Lifestyle Special|Issue 7, 2020
Easy swaps to boost your health
ROSE GOODMAN

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just want to be healthier, there are lots of simple-but-effective changes you can make to your diet to beat the bulge and love yourself from the inside out. Here’s our top 10 ways you can do just that…

1 Ditch the preprepared snacks

So-called health bars can be loaded with sugar, so get into nuts – peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts. These are some of the top sources of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant and great for your skin. But keep to small portions – nuts are high in good fats, so they can load on the calories if you are trying to lose weight.

2 Make your own salad dressings

Shop-bought ones can be full of additives, sugar and unnecessary fats. In a jam jar, mix together three parts good oil – olive, rapeseed or sunflower – to one part wine or balsamic vinegar, and a tablespoon of mustard. Season, shake and drizzle over salad.

3 Cut down on butter

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