Perhaps most intriguing question is whether you eat to live or live to eat. Simply modify to question to ask do you diet to lose or lose to diet? You should not associate diet with weight loss but diet so that you live a long and healthy life.
You may still harbor outmoded and conventional views about diet and nutrition which are based on myths and mistaken notions. There exists the false perception that the best way to lose weight is to go on an extreme diet plan for a limited period of time. Realistically, diet plan ought to focus on adopting lasting changes in lifestyle that help you lose weight and keep it off over the course of your lifetime.
Your diet plan needs to avoid the dangers of yo-yo dieting by identifying harmful eating habits and replacing them with healthy alternatives:
Stop eating packaged foods. We live in a packaged foods society- eating on the go. As you are in a hurry you end up increasing your intake of artificial processed, packaged foods. According to the studies, people who eat more home-cooked meals and salads tend to consume more healthy nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources.
Do not consume foods that make you feel bad. Most people have bad reactions to certain foods, because of allergies, intolerance, or sensitivities. Stay Away from foods that make you feel bad. Learn to know your body by noting bad reactions to certain foods-making you feel gassy, making you suffer indigestion, leading to acne breakouts, or experiencing more serious conditions such as celiac disease.
Do not skip breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Simply because you fuel your body and mind with nutrients so you are energized. Your breakfast should ignite your energy, churn your metabolism and kick start your brain power.
Eat Home Made Food. Do you know what goes into a restaurant food? Most restaurants want their food to taste good so the customers can come back. The restaurants tend to pack in excess amounts of sugar, salt, fat, and even synthetic coloring and flavoring agents. By cooking at home gives you greater control over the foods you. When dieting, do not rely on calorie-controlled diet meals or ‘healthy products’. But these can be a false friend – containing a lot of sugar and salt that leaves us hungry afterwards.
Minimize Junk foods. Minimize buying junk foods. You need to be sensible about buying healthy, nutritious foods. It is recommended that you shop around the perimeter of the grocery stores where all the fresh food is, instead of in the middle where all the packaged stuff is.