Fitness model healthy food swaps

If you’re struggling to swap out certain unhealthy foods, three of our favourite fitness bloggers and models share their food swaps below.

Bianca Cheah 

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Fitness website founder and model  //  Sporteluxe.com and biancacheah.com.au

“I eat a high-protein, low-carb diet. I don’t eat dairy foods like milk, cheese and yoghurt. Chicken and fish are my top protein picks and with them I always eat plenty of fresh vegetables – particularly the vegies in season as they are grown more naturally. I eat very little sugar and minimise intake of carbs as they make me feel bloated and lethargic. I avoid processed foods, which really make me feel hungover. Vegies are on high rotation in my diet; the fresher the meal, the better I feel. I feel good knowing I’ve nourished my body with a huge vitamin boost, but I also believe it’s really important to allow yourself treats in moderation, otherwise abstaining can lead to binge eating. I like to snack on chocolate-covered goji berries, which are full of antioxidants.“ 

Cow’s milk 

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Lactose-free almond or soy milk

Green vegies 

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Green juices (broccoli, broccolini, spinach, cucumber)

Sugar 

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Honey

Dried fruit  

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Fresh fruit

White carbs 

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Quinoa, brown rice, sweet potato

Bland food 

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Flavoursome food (spices)

Fruit juices

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Water

Wine

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Biodynamic and organic red wine

Pasta

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Steamed broccolini

Milk chocolate

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Chocolate-covered goji berries

 

Sophie Guidolin

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fitness blogger  //  sophieguidolin.com.au

“I overhauled most of my habits, which meant I cut back on sugar, reduced my intake of carbs, started avoiding processed foods, reduced my intake of preservatives, colours and additives, added more lean protein, reduced my intake of dairy foods and ate a bigger variety of vegetables.”

Liquid kilojoules (cordial, soda, milk)

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Water

Brownies

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Protein brownies

Flour pancakes

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Quinoa pancakes

Cake

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Low-carb cake (e.g. coconut flour)

White rice

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Couscous

Emily Skye 

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Fitness model  //  emilyskye.com

“I don’t eat sugar except for a little natural sugar in fruits and vegetables and barely eat any starchy carbs, but I have more meat and a wider range of fresh vegetables and salads. I avoid gluten and wheat and I’ve cut right down on dairy products except for natural yoghurt and cottage cheese as they’re lower in lactose, which I’m sensitive to. I avoid processed foods, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Swap low-fat foods, which usually contain a lot of salt, sugar or other additives and chemicals, for full-fat foods, which can be more filling and often contain less additives.”

Alcohol

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Pure water

Processed carbs

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Complex carbs (brown rice, quinoa, oats, sweet potatoes)

French fries

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Sweet potatoes

Burger buns

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 Portobello mushrooms 

White rice

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Quinoa

Lasagne sheets

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Eggplant

Spaghetti

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Zucchini 

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