This week we are going to talk about dieting, but dieting in the right way. Too many people fall for crash diets which actually do more harm than good. In today’s post we will detail hot tips for making sure your diet is balanced and healthy so that you can get sustain rewards for all your hard work.
Variety and Balance is the Key
Not all the nutrients and other substances that contribute to good health have been identified, so eating a wide assortment of healthy whole foods like fruits and vegetables helps ensure that you get all of the health-promoting benefits that foods can offer. Failing to vary your food intake and type of food intake day by day could mean that you fall short of optimising the health benefits of healthy eating.
Focus on Fibre
Fibre is your carbohydrate guardian, fibre slows the absorption of carbohydrates. This lessens the negative effect that carbohydrate has on the blood sugar and insulin in your body. When looking for foods high in fibre keep a look out for vegetables, legumes and fruits. Whole grain is also a great source of fibre and can supply as much as 20 to 35 grams of fibre a day.
Stay off the Sugar
We all know that sugar is deadly to our health and our shape. But staying off the sugary drinks, cakes and junk food is vital to living the perfect healthy lifestyle. We’re not saying don’t treat yourself, but the trick is to make un healthy foods the cornerstone of your diet.
Fat is ok but only if it’s unsaturated
Believe it or not, there are actually healthy fats that do wonders for your body. Fats found in Fish, nuts, plant oils and avocados. Fatty fish actually can bring down your risk of heart disease thanks to it’s omega 3 polyunsaturated fats. The calories that you gain from these foods will help with your energy when exercising.
Hopefully we have helped get you on your way to simple but effective dieting. Stay tuned for next weeks blog post as we discuss the benefits of Intermittent fasting