Sensible Diet Tips
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a serial dieter and are therefore looking for quality advice on dieting and nutrition.
You are probably fed up of those diet plans that place very strict, unrealistic rules on when, what and how you are supposed to eat food.
Sensible, healthy diets are not about restrictions and deprivation, rather they are about moderation while enjoying food, energizing your body and feeling good about it.
Contrary to what many dieting plans purport as healthy eating, its not solely down to what you eat but how you eat counts too, to a bigger extent than you thought. Healthy eating involves making the right choices.
The following weight loss tips will help you make informed choices while deciding on a diet.
1. Plan to succeed
As with most things in life, fortune favors those that are best prepared. Set your self up on the road to success. Plan your healthy diet as a series of small, gradual steps that you can easily manage rather than a single drastic transformation that may be unsustainable.
Keep things simple. Do not obsess your self with counting calories, just include variety in your diet. Find the foods you love and the recipes that are line with your tastes so that you do not only eat healthy but also enjoy delicious meals. Avoid ‘functional’ eating that is totally boring.
Don’t change your diet over night or you risk abandoning your cause immature. Start slow and make small changes one at a time, for instance you can start by including a healthy salad in your meals. Remember, you don’t need to exclude all the food you enjoy to eat healthy. In dieting you can not be perfect and there’s no need to.
2. Keep it moderate
Every healthy diet should realistically include all types of food in well moderated amounts. No matter what a hundred experts may purport as the best plan, a diet that severely deprives a food group is surely one to avoid. There’s simply no food that is off-limits. For instance, low carb diets severely limit the consumption of carbohydrates to a level that may cause risk of other complications, as proved by research.
3. Mind the way you eat your food
Healthy eating is also about how you eat and what you think of the food you’re eating. If you think of eating as just something you do to fill your stomach when you’re hungry, then chances are you will not even have the time to chew the food properly the way it ought to be.
This can have an effect right from digestion to the way your body uses the food. Its worth noting that taking time to chew food enables your body to ‘connect’ to the food, and it can aid the digestion process.
4. Don’t miss vegetables and fruits
Fruits and vegetables are the ‘fabric’ of every healthy diet. While low in calories, fruits are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that are most vital in preventing disease. Green vegetables are loaded with iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium and some vitamins.
Those are some of the essential, sensible diet tips. To crown it all, always aim at cooking your own food. You will not do this everyday but make it a challenge to your self to fix 2 or 3 healthy, delicious dinners a week.