Want to be healthier? Stop choosing the wrong diet.

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:41 Hrs
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Want to be healthier? Stop choosing the wrong diet.

“I feel lazy- depressed- dull-slow.” Does the complaint sound familiar to you? Do you find yourself saying these words more than often?

Don’t panic. There is hope. If you want to be active, happy and HEALTHY, you need to do one thing only; STOP THE WRONG DIET. What we don’t realize is that choosing the wrong foods to eat can have catastrophic impact on our short term and long term health. Poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness, work inefficiency and result in more serious health issues like obesity and high blood pressure in the long run.

A registered dietitian will tailor a healthy eating plan based on your current weight, eating habits, medical history and physical activity. Book doctor online and get consultation on easiest way.

A simple rule of thumb to follow in adapting a healthy lifestyle is “change your food to change your life” and surely the results follow. Keep a check on the following pointers to achieve a healthy lifestyle and it is not as confusing or restrictive as imagined to be.

  • Consume a variety of foods. All the various food that mother nature has to offer contains a wide variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, so eating a wide variety of foods ensures that you get all of the disease fighting potential foods have to offer.

  • Check your portions. An active average-sized man should have 2,400-2,800 calories. Have a healthy balance of foods each day: 1 1/2 - 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups of vegetables. 5-8 ounces of grain, 1/2 from whole grains.

  • Get your grains. Make sure you are getting enough whole grains. Whole grain foods (wheat, barley, oats) contain nearly all of the nutrients and fiber of the grain. Always look for the “100% whole grain” stamp.

  • Limit added sugar. The refined or processed foods that we are all addicted to have nearly zero fiber and nutrients. Foods with added sugar like soda and candy are big sources of empty calories contributing to weight gain.

  • Do clever eating.Swipe your everyday favorite dishes with healthy alternatives. Mixing mashed potatoes with cauliflower will raise the nutrition of the meal while reducing starch.

  • Water water and more water. The importance of water in attaining a healthy lifestyle cannot be emphasized enough. In addition to helping with food breakdown, water also helps dissolve vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food. It then delivers these vitamin components to the rest of your body for use.

  • Sneak seeds and nuts into everything. Instead of eating a biscuit or piece of cake as a snack, try having a handful of raw or dry roasted nuts. More than 30g of nuts and seeds a day may be needed to ensure adequate protein.

  • Enjoy your food. Listen to your body - you know what you like, and you typically know when you have had enough. Learn to stop then.  Instead of saying "no" to good food, say no to "too much."

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