If you have been thinking that eating healthy means you have to stop eating the things that you love and instead stick to foods that make you sulk, then you are perhaps mistaken. Also, it does not mean that you have to starve to stay thin and get that much sought after size zero figure. But eating healthy means, that it should reflect in your appearance, in your attitude, and most importantly, in your approach towards life.
In fact, if you have been eating well and eating right, it should make you more energetic, make you feel great, it should also help you to visit your medical practitioner less frequently, and increase the instances of so called “feel-good factor” in you.
In this write up, let us find out what is meant by eating healthy food and staying fit and how you can incorporate these habits in your daily life.
Given below are few tips that you can follow to stay fit, healthy, and in great health and spirit. Check out these guidelines-
- Decrease sodium intake
As per the American Heart Association, excessive intake of sodium enhances the chances of stroke and heart ailments. Processed foods contain excessive sodium that should be avoided by all means.
- Consume fruits and vegetables
You will find most of the vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals in fruits and vegetables. Opt for different colored fruits and vegetables. There are many healthy recipes that you can try out at home.
- Opt for home cooked food
Eating home cooked food is the healthiest option you can think of. In this way, you know the right amount of salt, sugar that has to be added as per your requirement and restriction.
- Reduce intake of saturated fat
Experts suggest that ideally 30gm of fat should be consumed by a healthy man and for a woman, it should not exceed 20 gm. Excessive consumption of fat can lead to increase in bad cholesterol in the body. This in turn might lead to heart ailments in due course of time.
- Check amount of sugar intake
Sugary foods and drinks can increase the level of sugar in the blood. If not eaten in moderation, it increases the risk of weight gain. Drinks and beverages such as caffeinated drinks, pastries, alcoholic drinks, and sugary products should be consumed less frequently.
- Stay away from fad diets
These days, different types of diets have made inroads into the consumer market. If at all, you plan to opt for diet plans like the beyond diet, or any other diet for weight loss, do so after assessing your metabolic system and talking to your medical practitioner. This will enable you to get better results in the long run and you will also be able to do justice to your hard earned money.
Sedentary lifestyle attracts a host of illnesses over a period of time. If you want to ward off the same, start an exercise regime right away. Talk to a physical trainer and find out which exercises will work best for you.
Last but not the least, having a positive frame of mind and an optimistic approach towards life helps you to derive the best that life can offer.
As always… Happy Lifting!