Any dieting experts you seek advice will tell you that there should always be a balance, variety and moderation in your diet if you’re going to succeed in your diet. In short, you should be eating different types of foods without getting too many calories or too much of a particular nutrient into the diet. Here are some tips that’ll help you to follow the time – tested advice while, at the same time, enjoy eating the foods that you so dearly love!
1. Eat different types of nutritious foods
There are more than 40 different nutrients that you need and there isn’t one particular food that satisfies this need. Your daily food intake should ideally include bread, fruits, veggies, dairy and milk products, meat and other protein – rich foods. How much of these you need to eat very much depends on your calorie requirements. The all – time popular “Food Guide Pyramid” should come in handy for you.
2. Take in plenty of whole grains, fruits and veggies
Surveys taken by dieticians show that a lot of us don’t eat much of these foods, and instead choose to focus on the evil type of foods! They may not be very tasty in the beginning but, don’t give up! Keep eating them and you’ll learn to love them! Scourge some cookbooks for some methods to make these foods tasty.
3. Keep your weight in check
A common misconception among people is that there are weight ‘brackets’ depending on how old you are. Of course, this would be possible if everyone in a particular age – group were of the same build. However, this isn’t so, and the ideal weight depends on a number of factors, which include your sex, height, age, and heredity. A lot of accumulated body fat can up the chances of high BP, heart complications, stroke, diabetes, a variety of cancers and illnesses. At the same time, if you’re too thin, you risk osteoporosis and other health complications. Excersicing regularly can help you to keep your weight in check
4. Eat regular meals
Always try your best to avoid skipping meals, because an empty stomach, like the idle mind, is the devil’s workshop (you’ll constantly be hungry). Also, if you’re extremely hungry, you tend to forget healthy foods and eat whatever’s easily accessible, which, inevitably, is something healthy. Small snacks in between meals can reduce hunger, but don’t eat too much as to make it like a whole meal!
5. Reduce, don’t eliminate
If you can’t resist the sight of sugary items, don’t go to the extent of banishing them from your life in your effort to be healthy because, inevitably, when you remember sugary foods, you tend to excessively eat them. Just make it a point to reduce the amount of it that you eat, not eliminate it completely.