If we term the Standard American Diet as “sad,” no one can challenge that. In fact, if we go by statistics, the way most Americans eat today – with a greater portion of heavily processed foods, added fats, and refined carbohydrates – half of the population will be obese by 2030.
It only calls for serious introspection of our daily diets. The question arises – are we doing justice to our bodies by exposing them to foods that do more harm than good? The key problem here is that the average person knows nothing about correct eating habits.
A proper diet should be a balance and variety of foods that are necessary for good health and losing some weight. Most of your meals should comprise starchy foods and fruits and vegetables, with moderate amounts of dairy products, meat, and fish. Fatty and sugary foods should be eaten infrequently and in small amounts. This is a balanced diet that actually works.
The key to a healthy diet lies in eating:
An honest assessment of your dietary patterns will help you identify where moderation can work for you. Cutting through the heap of faddish eating and dietary regimes, your body needs a healthy eating plan to supply it enough nutrition to function properly.
Food impacts you on critical cellular levels and affects the function of your genes. This, in turn, is one of the key determining factors of aging and ill health. The good news is you can dramatically change your health by adopting a nutrition plan. By following healthy ways of eating, you can maintain health and manage weight. Eating a range of foods reduces your risk of getting certain health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.
So don’t forget this very important point; not only will eating better make your body image more pleasing, it makes you exceptionally resilient to a myriad of other health problems from the inside out! Don’t forget that. If you add some physical activity to a healthy diet regime, your success is inevitable.
We often hear people advising one another about how to be healthy, stay fit, look slim, and adopt wellness as the cardinal principle of life. We also promise to ourselves to adhere to health and diet regimens the very next day. How obsequiously health conscious we are! Alas, our senses fall prey to the temptation of food and modern way of life. This sets us up (without control) for bad patterns, ill health, weight gain, stress, etc. The enticement of sleep keeps us bed-bound and we prefer to rest, watch TV, and eat a few extra calories with the resolve to start a rigorous workout the next day. This becomes a vicious cycle that affects our entire life. Unconsciously, we destroy the foundations of our health – our own little ecosystem that can easily solve all of these problems. When putting together your “health regimen” the first major component you need to figure out is your gastrointestinal tract. That is the easiest way to finally solve the problems you’ve been struggling for years.
Stay tuned! Dr. Foodle will be back with more information on how to reach your ideal weight!