10 everyday swaps to get into Better Health: UK strives for a healthier lifestyle
With Public Health England campaign launching to get into ‘Better Health’ and tackle obesity together, we thought we’d help give you ideas on your roadmap to making healthier swaps, helping the nation get healthier together.
It has been unveiled that the UK has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, despite adverts for unhealthy food already being subject to heavy restrictions. The idea behind LowKal started with helping people be less tempted by unhealthy offers at the supermarket, helping pre-diabetics and creating a way to easily adjust to a healthier lifestyle. At LowKal, we believe that having healthier alternatives, without restricting what we eat, is the way forward in making change towards a healthier lifestyle. We look for foods that are low in calories, use natural ingredients as well as low sugar, carb and saturated fats alternatives.
Resetting our relationship with your diet and exercise as we exit lockdown has never felt more needed, as the NHS warns of the effects obesity has on COVID-19 patients. We’ve been looking at some everyday swaps that are easy to incorporate into your 12 week plan to improve eating habits.
1. Walkers Salt & Vinegar ⏩ Seaweed Crisps Salt and Vinegar
Walker's Salt & Vinegar crisps are a British favourite. Whilst this lunch box classic is super tasty, we can save on the calories and saturated fats by making a healthy swap for Abakus Seaweed Crisps
, without compromising on flavour.
2. Galaxy Cookie Crumble ⏩ Rhythm 108 Swiss Chocolate bar
When we're fancying a bit of indulgence, we all love a bit of chocolate. Making a swap to Rhythm 108 Hazelnut Praline bar
with Swiss chocolate, which has 45% less sugar than a regular chocolate bar & uses completely organic ingredients.
3. Fanta ⏩ Nix and Kix Blood Orange & Turmeric
4. Maltesers ⏩ Doisy and Dam Ballers
Doisy and Dam's ethically sourced chocolate ballers are the answer to malteser-alternative
, crunchy treats. At almost 60 calories less per packet, we cant complain!
5. Haribos ⏩ Jealous Sweets Tropical Wonder
6. Jaffa Cakes ⏩ Cacao Orange Raw Energy
*per 2 biscuit serving
Curb those zesty chocolate orange cravings in this natural and delicious bars. Filled with goodness, these Squirrel Sisters Chocolate Orange
energy bars are ready to fuel your afternoons.
7. Pringles Sour Cream and Onion ⏩ Popchips Sour Cream and Onion *14 Pringles (1 serving)
We all love sour cream and onion crisps, but these popped and fried crisps from Popchips save us on calories and saturated fats, whist being in a handy portion sized packet!
8. McVities Hobnobs ⏩ Rhythm 108 Tea Biscuit - Choco Hazelnut
*per 2 biscuit serving
At LowKal HQ, we all love a biscuit with our afternoon brew! These Rhythm 108 tea biscuits
provide the chocolatey goodness for on the go, whilst being lower in calories & using natural ingredients!
9. Mini Rolls ⏩ Flower and White Meringue Bar in Chocolate
We can only describe these meringue bars
as truly decadent. A LowKal fave that hits the sweet spot, and only 99 calories!
10. Nutella ⏩ Skinny Food Co Chocaholic Hazelnut Spread
We couldn't create this list without creating a breakfast staple?! Move over Nutella on toast, we're cutting the sugar and the calories with Skinny Food Co's Chocaholic Spread
In total, if you were to make these swaps in a week you would have reduced your calories from snacks by 746 calories! That's a reduction of 106 calories per day, if you also slightly alter your meals, you can easily reach a 200 calorie deficit that’s recommended when starting a diet!
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