Monthly Archives: January 2017

Healthy eating habits

On a daily basis, new fat burners hit the market and the number of people who are drawn to each option that comes along, is large. While many of the weight loss options that hit the market do help people lose weight, the results are not permanent. If you wish to lose weight, you need to consider a long term solution, rather than just temporary ones that get rid of fat, only to replace it with extra fat later. A healthy diet is the best way in which to get fit and stay healthy. A healthy diet does not mean that you need to starve yourself silly or torture yourself by abstaining from foods that you love. All that it implies is that you need to make a few changes in your diet and eating habits that will help your body look and feel good.

Include foods in your diet that are high in nutrients. There is no single food that supplies all the nutrients that the body requires. Therefore, study the Food Guide Pyramid and the Nutrition Fact panel that comes on foods. You will be able to ensure that you are getting your daily share of proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Include vegetables, fruits and whole grains in your diet. These will boost your metabolism, and are also low in calories. These foods can taste amazing, if cooked well. So hunt for a good cookbook and prepare some lip-smacking dishes.

Keep a tab on your weight. This, again, does not mean that you need to be obsessed with each pound that is gained or lost. Exercise regularly, and if you find that there is unexplained weight loss or gain, it is wise to consult a medical professional.

Eat regular meals which are of moderate portions. Do not gorge on food all at one point of time and starve yourself at other times. Eat 4 to 6 medium sized meals each day. This will keep your body stable through the day. Also, reduce the size of the plates you have around the house. You will not be tempted to eat more, in this case.

Drink a lot of water. Water flushes out toxins and other unnecessary things from your body and keeps you healthy and hydrated. Never compromise on drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water each day.

Make changes to your diet gradually. Any changes that you make overnight will not last as your body is sure to rebel against the changes. Give your body time to get into the routine of your new diet and introduce changes one by one. This is the best way in which to gain good health with your new, healthy eating habits.

• Keep in mind that there are no “good” or “bad” foods. All foods have their role and purpose. It is up to you to balance your eating habits and consume them in moderation.