We all know how it goes with New Year's diets: For two weeks (if you're lucky), you are very diligent about upholding the integrity of your diet. Then you start to slip. At first it's just a little cheat here or there, in extenuating circumstances—it would be rude to turn down a cookie at the office birthday party!—but inevitably, one thing leads to another. Before you know it, the whole thing has gone out the window.
This year, maintain your health regime a little while longer by swapping in healthy foods for some of the junkier ingredients in your life. Here, our 10 favorite healthy food swaps.
Swap carbonated water for soda:
Switching from soda to carbonated water is an easy way to decrease the amount of sugar you drink without eliminating the refreshing, fizzy bubble element from your beverage choice. You can naturally sweeten the soda water by adding citrus slices and mint, cucumbers and pineapple, or cranberry juice and rosemary—like in this mocktail.