The way you diet can do wonders for your body-image and health in the long run or it can forever ruin your hopes for looking gorgeous and feeling great. Everybody is into dieting today, regardless of whether they’re doing it knowingly or not. We all believe that we should eat more broccoli and a lot more raw fruits and vegetables and less fat and so on.
And for the most part of our lives we do try to stay on the right side of healthy, but it’s not always easy. Add to that the fact that there are so many conflicting stories on what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to healthy foods and you can easily find yourself in a dieters’ hell.
So what can you do to be sure your diet is both helping you to lose weight and stay healthy in the long run?
The most important thing when it comes to diets is to use common sense. Common sense wouldn’t let you starve to death with plenty of food around you and it would most likely make you feel you’ve had too much when you give way to your eating cravings! So yes, common sense is your best ally when it comes to healthy diet choices.
The next very important thing is to understand that your body needs proteins, fats, sugars, fibers, vitamins and minerals at all meals if it is to feel satisfied with what you’ve been eating. Ideally, every time you eat, your plate should have some protein, a little fat and a little fibrous mass to ensure that you feel full and satisfied.
This takes some planning and for some of us planning can be hard because we are so much into the “mindlessly munching on biscuits” habit. You have to admit it, it’s a lot easier to reach out for a bag of whatever junk food is available than to plan a balanced meal.
It also means that if you plan to replace potato chips with a fruit snack, you won’t feel good about it and it won’t make you feel full. An apple followed by, say, some plain yogurt, will do more to keep you filled than two apples. Have a bit of everything at every meal!
Diet choices should be made according to your own body’s needs and way of life. It is really of no use to starve yourself or eat disgusting foods just because others said it’s healthy.