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Healthy Food Swaps That Don’t Feel Like Dieting

If you have osteoarthritis, you know how important it is to do what you can to reduce your pain. And if you’re overweight, one of those things is dropping some pounds. That’s because carrying around extra body weight puts increased pressure on your joints like your knees and hips, making it likelier that they will wear down and causing symptoms to worsen.

But as most people know, starting a diet can feel as impossible as climbing a mountain. How are you possibly supposed to totally overhaul the way you eat all at once? Take heart, because there are tons of easy swaps you can make that will help you reduce calories yet still feel satisfied and enjoy your favorite dishes. Make it even easier on yourself by trying one swap a day and building on them. You’ll be eating healthier at every meal before you know it.

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