Supplement your healthy diet with these healthy eating habits
Healthy eating is not about severe dietary limitations, aiming for size zero, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. But by using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.
· Eat Breakfast: Research has consistently shown that the people who successfully lose weight are the ones that wake up and eat! Furthermore, people who eat breakfast regularly have better vitamin and mineral status and eat fewer calories from fat. Experts agree that the majority of people who struggle with overeating are those who under eat during the first part of the day, specifically those who skip breakfast. So it seems that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day
· Consuming a variety of food: Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking meals at home, and reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, may help to improve mood and lower your risk for mental health problems. If you have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, eating well can even help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.
· Keep an Eye on Portions: In restaurants, choose an appetizer instead of mains or split a dish with a friend. Don’t order anything that’s been “large.” When reading food labels, check serving sizes: some relatively small packages claim to contain more than one serving, so you have to double or triple the calories, grams of fat and milligrams of sodium if you’re planning to eat the whole thing.
· Enjoy more almonds: A handful of almonds may have satiating properties that promote feelings of fullness, which may keep hunger at bay between meals. Simply carry some with you in a tiffin box and ensure you much on them through the day instead of reaching out to unwholesome snacks.
· More Potassium: Make an effort to consume more potassium, which lowers blood pressure. Potassium-rich foods include citrus fruits, bananas, potatoes, beans and yogurt.