Healthy eating is a major factor when it comes to living a healthy
lifestyle. It helps prevent and manage several health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Healthy eating also helps us stay fit and it gives us the energy we need to carry out important tasks on a daily basis.
Weight loss is a critical issue to a lot of people and it seems like
obesity is becoming a pandemic across the globe. Several health problems have been linked to weight issues and over 50% of Americans are already obese. This is as a result of the high amount of processed foods being consumed and lack of activity and exercise. Most processed foods have little or no nutritional value but instead are filled with ingredients that cause mucus build up and inflammation in the body. Mucus and inflammation play a key role in causing degenerative diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders,aging,diabetes,cataract, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
Losing weight, even if it is a small amount, let’s say about 5 to 10
percent of your total bodyweight can help drastically reduce the effects
of feeling overweight. Losing excess body weight will help to increase
energy,reduced joint pain, and help you sleep better at night.
Carbs Are Not The Issue
Carbohydrates or “Carbs” as it is popularly known is not bad in itself, it
is the kind of carbs, the timing and the amount you eat that really
matters. The body needs carbohydrates to perform several of its daily
functions, so the complete removal of carbohydrate from your diet isn’t a very good idea. The point is to loss weight and not to destroy or
negatively effect the body,your energy or your mood.
Complex carbohydrates like gluten free oats, quinoa, sweet potato to name a few are rich in fibre which will help to keep you feeling energized and feel full for a longer period of time. Negatively bashing carbohydrates seems to be a common thing these days. Instead of contributing to this why not take the time to research or perhaps do some trial a error with carbs.
Experiment with portion sizes, consuming different types of carbs and
consuming them at different times of the day. Trying this may enable you to notice or see which carbs react well with your body type and which ones don’t. The goal is to stick to what works best for you.
For most people when it comes to prioritizing their meals veggies tend to be last on the list when they really should be at the top of the list.
Vegetables have several properties that make them perfect for weight loss. Think of veggies and premium gas. Veggies will help to increase your metabolism which intern helps with weight loss. If veggies aren’t your favourite choice, find ways to make them enjoyable. Search for new recipes often or try juicing them.
Even after losing weight or reaching your desired weight goal, you need to ensure you remain healthy and fit. To do this, it is very important to set continuous goals that will help you keep the weight off in a healthy way. Make sure that you change things up if you feel like you’re getting bored. This is a very good way to keep your diet and exercise routine enjoyable, fun and satisfying.