Nowadays everyone wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. People are becoming undoubtedly obsessed with the term ‘healthy eating’. Although most people are quite unfamiliar with the exact meaning behind the term. A healthy eating concept lays a base for all future health subjects and objectives.
Amateurs practitioners consider healthy eating mostly as bland food. Or the type of food that is not interesting enough and boring to eat. Some people even call it a “leafy salad diet”.
While salad is good for our health, it is definitely not what healthy eating is all about.
It’s about maintaining a healthy lifestyle; body and mind through variations in diet, exercise, and most importantly, sleep.
Many factors have a negative impact on our bodies which quickly deteriorates our health. These factors act as a poison that slowly but surely pushes us towards our decline.
The base for a healthy lifestyle is created by your diet. In nutrition, there is a term known as ‘my plate’.
The concept of a healthy lifestyle portrays to divide our meal into different serving sizes (preferably 5). This way every category of food is included in the diet and all nutrition channels are properly indulged.
Try to add these goals in your diet, one each week, so you are not overwhelming yourself.
Going green is the first step of a healthy lifestyle
Eat a portion of your greens i.e., your vegetables in each meal. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber but very low in calories (which is a good thing if you are planning to lose weight). Therefore, this is a healthy alternative for all the weight watchers. You can make all kinds of smoothies, juices, and snacks by including greens.
Examples: kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, etc.
Don’t stop at red
Meat and meat products might not be a delight for vegetarians but they are a must in your diet. They are packed with protein this also doesn’t mean that you can indulge on the fatty, juicy dripping rib-eye every day.
It might make your mouth water, but it can easily affect your cholesterol level up a notch as well. Remember one must always eat in moderation. Try to include at least a protein-based meal in your diet.
Examples: eggs, chicken, lamb, beef, veal, etc.
Be fresh with fruits
Fruits can be added in many ways in our diet. I have found that the best way to incorporate fruit into my diet is in between meals or having a glass of fresh fruit juice.
Berries are high in anti-oxidants. In the same way, citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, which builds your immunity.
Examples: Pear, Apple, Blueberry, Plum, etc.
Swim with seafood
Honestly, I love seafood. Doesn’t matter if it’s fish or tiny shrimps or red soft lobsters. The smell of the sea and the perfectly cooked prawns are the best combinations.
So, for your dose of omega 3 and omega 6 don’t forget to eat the scrumptious seafood.
Level up on water
Drink up all the water you can. Water is the one thing that has no calories whatsoever. It is important to keep your body hydrated. The more hydrated your body is the more it actually shows on your skin.
Ever see people with glowing, radiant skin? Wondered how it happened? Start drinking up and see for yourself.
Want a healthy lifestyle? Cut down on sodium
A little salt never hurt anymore. But a whole load of it can spike your blood pressure through the roof. I will not tell you to eat bland food. Because without salt there can be no flavor in food. But the key is moderation. Always moderation.
Say NO to soda
Sugar equals carbohydrates. And soda has so much sugar in them, that it’s insane. Push back soda, instead of having one every day, make it one every fortnight or once a month. And then you’ll be able to completely get rid of your habit of drinking sugary or preservative drinks.
Little high, little low
Get into the habit of exercising 3-5 days per week. It improves your blood circulation and keeps your heart healthy and pumping.
Exercise keeps you fit and accelerates your healthy lifestyle up a notch. It strengthens your muscles and our body builds up endurance over time.
Only unsaturated fats
It is important to add fats to your diet. Our body needs carbohydrates, protein, and fats. All three macronutrients make our daily calorie count. So, skipping on any of those is a big NO while trying to keep up with a healthy lifestyle.
Unsaturated fats are healthy fats. They are good for our hearts, lowers cholesterol, and improves your overall health. For instance, sunflower seeds are a rich source and they do taste delicious for a snack.
UP, UP AND UP YOU GO!
Change is not easy. And I would know because I am not a very big fan of the change either. make an oath to yourself to change the routine.
Subsequently, your conscious will start throwing questions and you will be forced to rethink your lifestyle. So, ultimately, you have to make a decision. And what better way decision than to have a healthy lifestyle.
I know how difficult it is to adapt. But it starts with little things. Each week you add a new thing. Give yourself enough time to process the transition. Have you ever tasted the soaring feeling once you accomplish something great?
The one you wish could last a bit longer?
You’ll feel the exact same way except ten times better. And more good news, that feeling stays.
Once your body has accepted all the changes you’ve been implementing. The body shows its appreciation to you. Its glowing, giving a vibrant hue. And you didn’t even have to do something exhausting or tiresome.
Tomorrow is a new day… your fresh start. Thing positive, gather up the courage to adjust a healthy lifestyle and just jump into the sea of changes. Exercise, eat good, and drink up on water. Feel your body talking to you.
Start small and end with a bang! Do you want to make a lasting impression? What better way than to make yourself strong mentally and physically. Think now, start today, and don’t look back!