What Does Eating Healthy Really Mean?
It is true.
Obesity is becoming a global epidemic.
People now-a-days are becoming more and more health conscious than they were before. While considering health management the prime topic of focus is always ‘the eating habits.’
Doctors, nutritionist and anyone you seek advice from will tell you that, ‘you must eat healthy’.
But what does eating healthy really mean? And why is it so important for weight loss?
Basically, eating healthy includes the following-
Let’s see each one of those in detail.
EATING THE RIGHT THING
Our body is an amazingly designed biological machine. It requires inputs of some organic and inorganic fuel for it to function smoothly and ultimately help us to carry out our motto of living efficiently.
The following are our body’s requirements which can be fulfilled only through food:
Eating the right thing means including all of the above nutrients in the diet. A proper intake of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and water on a daily basis should be done.
EATING THE RIGHT THING IN THE RIGHT QUANTITY
We must know that our body requires the varied nutrients in different quantities. It is more true when you are on a fat loss journey. Carbohydrates are required in the highest amount, followed by proteins, moderate quantity of water, low amount of fats and very small amounts of vitamins and minerals.
The quantity should be as it is required. If fats are taken in excess, then it leads to obesity.
If carbohydrates are taken in lower amounts, then we will be energy deficient. Minerals in excess will cause deposition and lead to disorders and even absence of vitamins will lead to vitamin disorders.
Hence the quantity in which the food is taken in very important.
EATING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME
It is very important to follow a specific eating time.
When we eat meals on time, our body’s capacity to digest the food and release the enzymes become improve and we benefit a lot from it. It does not allow weight gain. Breakfast should never be missed and can be the heaviest meal of the three meals.
Dinner if planned to be skipped then it should be replaced by some light meal like soup or salad. One must not stay hungry for long durations.
Also heavy meals like - cereals, pulses, fish, poultry, meat products, fatty foods should preferably be taken at breakfast or at lunch and the dinner meal should always remain light.
Once in a week you are allowed to please your taste buds and eat the meal you want, may be a pizza, burger, pastry, fried food etc. but make sure that you limit it to once in fifteen days or once in a week.
If you adore sweets, may be it be a chocolate, a piece of cake, or even a fruit make sure that you eat them at the time when you are very hungry or few minutes before your meals, because the body’s sugar combusting power is maximum at that time.
On the other hand, never eat any sweets after meals as at that time your body will convert the sweet into fats immediately.