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Importance of Healthy Eating

The Importance of Healthy Eating


Eating habits play a significant role in determining your physical appearance. You are what you eat, they say, and with good reason. With the variety of foods your taste buds indulge in, it can be a very difficult task to stay in shape. However, the turn of the year has seen millions of people raise their efforts to lose weight in order to attain that perfect body. Healthy eating habits can help you shed a considerable number of pounds. Following are a few you may choose to follow if you’re serious about losing weight:


Eat less, drink more foods


Eating and gaining weight go hand in hand. While foods with low content of carbs and fats can be great, it is best to stick to a liquid diet as it will help you lose weight faster. Fruits such as apple, pears, and plums make for fantastic juices. Not only are they delicious, but they also provide enough nutrition to keep you going. Make sure that you don’t add sugar to your juices as it can have a negative impact on your weight loss endeavors.


Gobble up the veggies


Ever since we were a child, our mothers always forced us to eat those vegetables, and with justified reasoning. Veggies are known to keep people healthy, but ditching meats for them will help you lose weight and look lean. Kale must be consumed with every meal. Grapefruits must be added to your breakfast and lentils must be eaten at least twice a day. Thin is in, so if you want to keep up with the rest of the pack, give kale some serious consideration.


Eat lean meats, avoid the rest


Non-vegetarian diets are often synonymous with overweight individuals. Meats may be delicious, but most of them are not healthy. Lean meats, fish, eggs, etc. can be consumed occasionally, but it is important to keep away from bacon, chicken, and mutton as they contain fats that make you put on excess weight. The Paleo Diet is something most of us have heard of. It requires you to avoid sugar, grains, dairy, and legumes to achieve weight loss. But following the diet consistently isn’t easy. The restrictions are too extreme! If you’re unable to follow the Paleo Diet, at least try and keep off meats.        


Size matters


The amount of food you consume has a direct connection with your weight. Most people consume three meals each day. The size of these meals is often large as people consume loads in one shot, with the belief that eating in between meals makes them fat! However, it is important to understand that consuming large meals falls under the category of unhealthy eating. A considerable amount of weight can be easily lost by reducing the quantity of your meals. It is okay to eat in between meals, but make sure you consume only fruits or veg-salads. You may also increase the number of meals you consume per day, but make sure that you don’t overeat each time. The right amount of food every three hours or so will help you lose weight gradually. 



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