The first question most people ask when they’re looking to improve their eating habits or lose weight is :-
“What’s the best diet I should follow?”
And google or social media is loaded with answers usually sound something like this…
“Cut down carbs, it has worked well for many celebrities. You should try it!”
“Eat plant-based DIET, it is the healthiest option, for you and for the planet. Double win!”
“Start detox for 3 days, it helps in Regulating your system”
“You’ve gotta cut out all types of sugar including fruits. Sugar is your enemy”
But there’s a big problem with this “best diet” approach: It doesn’t take into account the vast differences in people’s goals, preferences, and lifestyles—things like their…
- Medical history
- Fitness level and body composition
- Dietary preferences and exclusions
- Organic/conventional preference
- Nutrition knowledge and history
- Ethnic background and heritage
- Country and climate they live in
What’s has worked incredibly well for me or one person, under a specific set of circumstances, may not be the best option for someone else.
Hence the goal should be to make consistent lifestyle changes to clean your eating habits. Let me share few tips –
Pick Healthy Options
Start making healthier Food Choices. For example: when out in a coffee shop opt for Black coffee (btw it’s has almost zero calories) or opt for no creamer cappachino with no added flavour mrs. Flavours has extra hidden calories which can be avoided. Or Opt for roasted food instead of fried. Opt to snack on Nuts instead of chips or nachos.
A portion is the amount of food you put on your plate, while a serving is an exact amount of food. Don’t eat to much in one go. To begin with start using SMALLER PLATES for your food.
Both eating to much and too less has negetive outcome on our health.
Drink Enough Water
Our body is composed of about 60% water. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids hence it’s important to Stay hydrated. Researchers have found that dehydration negatively impacts our mood, memory, and fitness goals.
Don’t fall for short cuts
Don’t fall for stupid tricks like detox or fad diets. Always remember “ROME was not build in a day”. Anything that lasts long doesn’t happen overnight, it takes consistency and patience. Be patient and don’t forget that health is not equivalent the number on weighing scale.
Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.Anne Wilson Schaef