These ten tips will help you stick to the principles of eating healthy which is based on diversity, balance and moderation. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to give up on certain foods, it means that all the food you eat can be a part of a healthy and balanced diet.
1. Eat diversely
For a good health, we need 40 different nutrients daily. There isn’t one type of food which can provide us with all nutrients, that’s why you need to eat diversely. We can buy everything at a store today, but it’s important to balance your meals, meaning that if you ate something fattening for a lunch, balance it with something light for dinner, or if you ate bunch of meat today, choose a fish tomorrow.
2. Base your diet on the foods which are rich in different carbohydrates
You should base your diet on carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice (and other grains) and potatoes. More than half of calories in your diet should come from these ingredients. Give the advantage to bread, pasta and other grains, they’ll provide you with enough fiber.
3. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
Many people do not eat enough fruits and vegetables even though they provide us with important and protective nutrients. Try to eat at least five portions a day, if you don’t like the certain taste, find something else.
4. Maintain healthy body weight
Ideal weight depends on many things like age, height, etc. Any increase in body weight increases your risks for many diseases like heart disease or cancer. Excess weight comes from intake of more calories than your body needs. Regular exercise is everything you need, it will burn calories and it will make you feel good.
5. Eat moderate portions
If you eat reasonable portions, it is easy to eat the foods you like. Be careful with fast food, even though it looks small, it packs a bunch of calories.
6. Eat regularly
If you skip a meal, especially breakfast, you’ll get extremely hungry and in the next meal you’ll fill up to the top. You can also satisfy your stomach with an occasional snack, but make sure that it doesn’t contain a lot of calories.
7. Drink enough water
Grownups should drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day, but that still depends on a level of activity we expose ourselves to. Besides water, you should also drink tea, homemade orange juice or lemonade, milk and similar.
8. Be active
As we already said, not enough activity can lead to the increase in weight. Moderate exercise is great for burning calories; it’s also good for heart and circulatory system, as for your overall health. It would be best if you could implement exercise into your daily routine.
9. Start right now
It is important that you implement all of these changes gradually. Keep track of the food you eat, you’ll be able to calculate the number of calories you eat daily. Even if your food contains a lot of fats, do not exclude it completely, just eat smaller portions.
10. Remember, balance is the key
There is no good or bad food, just good or bad diet. Do not feel bad because of the food you like, learn how to eat moderately and learn how to implement other ingredients which will secure balance and diversity.