If you ask the majority of the world’s adult population what kind of diet they should be eating, the large majority will have a clear understanding of what that looks like. Unfortunately however not all of us eat what we are supposed to. In the last year we have seen more attention given to people’s physical health, during our time in lockdown, and many experts like Dr Curtis Cripe were keen to ensure that people focused on the word ‘balanced’. Many get sucked into this idea of going on a diet to lose weight, but this so very rarely helps in the long term.
The key is keeping things balanced and not putting too much pressure on, and here are the benefits of that kind of lifestyle.
When people go on a strict diet they are far more tempted to cheat and eat or drink things that they shouldn’t. When this happens to people who are on a diet, they often believe that they have failed and throw out the diet altogether. The reality of a balanced diet however is that you are focusing on 90% of what you eat and how you live. This means that the odd slip up or cheat meal is perfectly fine, because in the main you will be focused on a good diet each day.
The only positive which any of the fad diets have, is that they force you to plan what you are going to eat each day. When you are eating a balanced diet however you can still do this, and it is what helps people to stay on track. The only thing to really focus on is your calorie intake and your macronutrients. If you solely focus on these aspects then you can eat as you wish each day, and planning it will help you to achieve a balanced and tasty diet, without that pressure that fad diets give you.
The sign that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet is not that you are losing weight, it is that you feel good. This is the thing that so many people fail to recognize, that when you eat well, you feel well. A balanced diet is not just good for you physical health, it is also essential for your mental wellbeing. This again is why there should be such a big focus on balance when it comes to what exactly you are putting in your body.
The food we eat gives our bodies signals, it tells the body how to operate and how to function. When we continuously chop and change our diets however we end up confusing the body to the point whereby it reacts in strange ways. If however you are able to give your body the nutrients it needs in a solid and balanced way, you can ensure that your bodily function is every bit as positive as it needs to be.
Forget fad diets, a balanced daily food intake is the only healthy way to go.
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