Healthy Diet Plan
Our body requires food to function. What kind of food you put into your system will reflect in your health. If you are eating healthy your body will look and feel healthy. But if you are just consuming food that have poor nutrition it will make you look unhealthy, sometimes out of shape, will lead to lifestyle related diseases, overall you will not feel great about yourself.
By following a healthy diet you are ensuring your body is getting adequate nourishment required for the day to day functioning of the body.Being healthy does not mean starving yourself or living on raw fruits and vegetables. Being healthy simply means being more conscious about what you expose your body to. Physical activity is also an important part of being healthy but unless you are eating a healthy diet you will not reap much benefit.
Here are a few dos of a Healthy Diet:
1) Carbohydrates are important as they are the basic energy source of our body. What you actually need to avoid are simple carbohydrates like maida & white bread but keep the complex carbohydrates like whole wheat, oats etc.
2) Eat a variety of natural foods like seasonal vegetables and fruits. Make sure you have at least 4-5 servings of these in a day. Your body requires vitamins & antioxidants to build immunity and stay healthy.
3) Have at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday.
4) You should include dairy for protein, Vitamin A & D , calcium, phosphorous for bone health and better metabolism.
5) Try to have foods that have high biological protein value like eggs, fish, dairy & nuts.
6) Moderation is key. Eat a little bit of everything to get the maximum benefits and stick to less processed food as much as you can.
While we have told you what to do lets also highlight what not to do :
1) Skipping meal is old school. You might think you are cutting down on calories but you are actually depriving your body of key nutrition
2) Avoiding carbohydrates from your diet will make you only feel lethargic and over a period of time it will slow down your metabolism
3) Don’t over eat food just because it is labelled as healthy. Too much of anything can be bad .
Eating healthy is not restricted to people who are unwell or recovering from an illness. A healthy diet should be eaten to maintain general well being o the body. It is when we stop eating healthy that we start putting on weight, falling sick , have poor energy levels & in general not feel 100 percent .
Healthy is also the most used word especially when it comes to marketing a food or beverage. When a food is labelled healthy what does it actually mean .To ensure what you eat is healthy read the nutrition label on the food and understand how that food was created.— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
How to Reduce Weight
Reduce Weight by managing your diet and exercise. If you are over weight then it doesn’t mean that you have a disease and you need to go on a medication. Eating fat burners and pills for weight loss will not be the ultimate step in reducing weight but you would gain it back in sometime. We spoke about liposuction and how one gains back the weight after an year at different places.
You have gained weight over a period of time by eating simply more than your body requirement. Suppose your daily caloric requirement is 1500 and you are eating 2000-2500 calories per day, then your body will save the rest 500-1000 calories as fat which adds on by time and becomes a problem.
Here are tips to reduce weight (more…)— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo