Five Ways To Healthy Eating

May 29, 2014 by     Comments Off on Five Ways To Healthy Eating    Posted under: Healthy Living, Matters of Heart

Healthy eating is not merely restricting yourself to a diet plan or calorie count per day. There is a whole science involved in ensuring that your body gets the food and nourishment it deserves – without excluding the fun out of it.

In today’s day and age, with microwave-able food items readily available in the stores, families have begun consuming large amounts of easy-to-make “health food” that is as far away from healthy as is possible. Fad diets, like the milkshake diet or the 20-day juice detoxification diet, are all the rage with no effort being made to unveil the serious consequences behind such rash lifestyle changes.

Eating healthy is about making a change in lifestyle – permanently. It goes hand in hand with routine exercise and positive life choices.

While there are numerous websites dedicated to helping people lose weight quickly, there are others who are just as determined to show the permanent bright side of being a healthy eater. Though it may seem at first glance that going on a diet together with your friends or peers is a good idea, you will later begin to realize how harmful it truly is to your body.

Here are five ways to ensure that you remain true to the Healthy Eating and Healthy Living lifestyle – without the boring parts:

1. Calorie Intake: Make sure your calorie intake for the day is in deficit to the maximum calories you can consume according to your BMI. You can keep track of calories with apps such as My Fitness Pal or keep a diary to log in what food you take so that you can review your eating habit at day’s end everyday.

2. Exercise Daily: Your body must work towards losing that extra weight – or maintaining the ideal, whichever you choose. Without exercise, no matter how much you diet, your body will feel tired and drained. You don’t have to go to a gym for 2 hours in order to Exercise – walking everyday in the morning for half an hour is good enough to increase your body’s blood flow and metabolism. Breathing in the early morning oxygen is good for the skin, and keeps you active throughout the day.

3. Eat healthy.  Don’t restrict yourself to a certain food group just because you are on a “diet”. Have a balanced eating habit – but reduce your portions. Try getting more protein. The Harvard Square is the perfect blueprint for how to stay on a healthy diet:

Harvard Healthy Eating

4. Do yoga. There are many different types of yoga, each with a different aim. Aashtanga yoga is the most difficult yoga – simply because it works both your mind and your body. While meditation also plays a part, it focuses mostly on toning the body. Take yoga classes. Yoga teaches focus and patience – two qualities that are necessary if you desire results.

5. Have fun! Just because you have to control your portion size – and watch what you eat – does not mean you can’t also have fun while you’re at it. While there are lots of websites available supporting fad diets, there are also others determined to show that a healthy lifestyle is not as boring as it sounds. Don’t believe me? Follow the Peachy Pear on Instagram. Her photos will show you how much fun healthy living can be.

I know they tell you to follow your heart – but sometimes, you also need to be smart about it. Stay healthy! Stay happy!

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