Soft Drinks

Instead of a soda, which can contribute to osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity…


…try tea. All teas, especially green and white (not herbal), provide many anti-aging & health benefits and no calories.


Instead of M&M’s, which are high in calories and saturated fat…

Dark Chocolate

…try dark chocolate, which has lots of antioxidants and benefits your heart. Add nuts and you get more heart healthy fats and protein.


Instead of a bagel, which has a lot of high glycemic index carbs, which lead to weight gain…

Bran Muffins

…try a bran muffin. The fiber helps stabilize your blood sugar and keeps you feeling full longer, plus fiber supports colon health.

Ice Cream

Instead of full fat ice cream with lots of saturated fat and too many calories…

Frozen Yogurt

…try frozen yogurt. It has less calories and it lends itself to adding fresh fruit for added health benefits.

Potato Chips

Instead of potato chips, whose calories can add up very quickly…

Sunflower Seeds

…try sunflower seeds. They're loaded with vitamins, minerals & antioxidants (vitamin E for inflammation; magnesium for strong bones; selenium for anti-aging). And the fat is heart healthy!

Candy Bars

Instead of a candy bar for a snack and I don’t have to tell you why that’s a bad idea…

Granola Bars

…try an oat-based granola bar instead. You’ll get fiber for sustained energy and usually less fat and sugar, especially if you make your own (see my recipe).

Sour Cream Dip

Instead of sour cream dip, which is loaded with saturated fat and calories…

Bean Dip

…try bean dip for less calories and more fiber. Beans are a good source of calcium & iron and they also increase collagen production in your skin.