Switching to a healthier lifestyle can be an exciting new way to develop a more effective journey, but for junk food enthusiasts, it might be hard to let go of some of those cravings.  Sweet and salty cravings are normal for anyone that has a sweet tooth or even PMS. Substituting your favorite comfort food can easily keep you on track and focused on your weight goals.

Here are a few alternative choices to satisfy your food craving:  


  1. Potato Chips

A 1oz serving of Kettle-cooked chips contains about 150 calories and 9 grams of fat. That is only 15 chips per serving so it is very easy to overeat while lounging on your sofa

Alternative: 1oz serving of popcorn kernels will create about 3 cups of popcorn, which equals 110 calories, 1.3 grams of fat, and 4 grams of fiber.


  1. French Fries

One (2.5 oz)  order of fast fries contains about 230 calories and 11 grams of fat per serving. Switching to an non-fried but fulfilling snack can help you through your weight management process.

Alternative: Multigrain flatbread with plain hummus only has 25 calories per tablespoon


  1. Ramen

Delicious ramen contains a very high amount of 350 to 400 calories  and 14 grams of fat. The soup also contains MSG, a flavor enhancer that causes nerve damage.

Alternative: Miso Soup with Buckwheat noodles is perfect for your soup and noodle craving and it only contains about the broth only contains 43 calories. (Buckwheat noodles have 113 calories)

  1. Candy Bars

A Snickers candy bar has about 280 calories and 14 grams of fat. To satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth try something dark chocolate covered and will leave you feeling full.

Alternative: Coming in many flavors, protein bars help[ satisfy you and can even be used as a meal replacement.


  1. Ice Cream

This sugary and sweet cold cream is almost everyone’s guilty pleasure. A half of cup of ice cream has 270 calories and 18 grams of fat. Try eating a sweet snack with less cream and sugar

Alternative: Cinnamon apples are great and healthier substitute for your “after dinner” treat. Simply sprinkle apple wedges with cinnamon and sugar and microwave for 10 minutes.