The Beginners Guide to Eating and Staying Healthy

The Beginners Guide to Eating and Staying Healthy

Eating well is a form of self-respect only a few admire. In today’s hectic world, we are getting lost in consuming unhealthy eating practices, and we are paying for it with several cardiac and digestive system disorders on a daily basis. Here’s a blog post explaining what our healthy eating should be and what all healthy foods we can eat every day.

Our habits define who we are and our eating habits are no exception either. Our body requires a certain amount of energy to keep its routine functions working as usual and to store some part of it in reserve. The key is thus to eat good quality of food that provides an appropriate amount of energy for the best results. Equally important is to stay away from foods that just fill us up with all the toxins possible.

So what are those healthy eating habits and foods? That’s a good question and we are answering it in the next section.

Healthy Eating Habits

We do what our body allows us to do, and any work we do is in direct exchange of the energy gained from the foods that we eat regularly. Skipping a good meal or eating some junk once in a blue moon won’t be much of an issue but if you are a habitual offender, you’d rather think again.

We understand all countries in the world have different dietary practices and societal expectations. We have thus formulated eight healthy eating tips that are universally acceptable and would only offer you positive returns in times to come.

Here we go:

1. Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. What you eat first thing in the morning decides how your day shall go.

2. Go for high protein foods and dairy products. These include beans, eggs, soy, lean beef, milk, peanut butter, and lentils.

3. Eat high fiber fruits like raspberries, bananas, and apples.

4. Go for wholegrain bread.

5. Go a ‘rainbow theme’ on your plate. It means that you should differently colored food items on your plate, they all would have different characteristics.

6. Cut down on sugar, alcohol, and substance abuse.

7. Eat food prepared in healthy oils like olive and coconut oils.

8. Drink more water.

These are some of the easy to find healthiest foods that you could eat every day. Consuming them daily would offer you a firm structure on which you can base your upcoming healthy diet chart. This is especially true if you are already a fitness or sports professional.

PS: Here’s another article that supplements the above discussion.

Healthy Eating Tips

The sooner you start, the better it is!

Merely wondering about how to eat healthy won’t take you anywhere. It has to be a conscious effort from your side and would take some time to get used to it, especially when you have been going the other way.

Merely wondering about how to eat healthy won’t take you anywhere. It has to be a conscious effort from your side and would take some time to get used to it, especially when you have been going the other way.

We are sharing some healthy eating tips that would help you get started on a positive note:

1. Make a conscious choice of changing yourself for the better

2. Your nighttime snacks are a big no-no

3. Go for many small mini-meals throughout the day, especially if you are underweight

4. Go for healthy and bland foods instead of tasty and fast foods

5. Workout every day

6. Weigh yourself once a week

7. Push alcohol to weekends (no matter what)

8. Go for oily fish like salmon, trout, and sardines because they have omega-3 fats

9. Don’t go on an unplanned dieting spree

10. Give yourself the time it takes to acclimatize

Note: You can also find some more tips on this page. They neatly supplement the discussion above.

“Healthy inside, healthy outside.”

It’s a commitment that would last a lifetime. Starting with some go-green changes, a typical beginners’ healthy eating grocery list would comprise the following:

1. Spinach, broccoli, and other green leafy vegetables

2. Beetroots

3. Fruits like avocado, grapes, and apples

4. Garlic

5. Raspberries

6. Carrots

7. Oats and quinoa

8. Brown rice

9. Chia seeds

10. Almonds and walnuts

You can also contact a personal fitness trainer to help you guide through the transition. He would also help you with a personalized beginner’s diet and exercise plan that would help you get the maximum advantage in the early days of the change. Be careful- this is just the time when most people give up.

Don’t eat less, eat right!

There’s a difference

The central part of all the healthy eating habits is not to eat less but to eat what’s right. You may or may not be a vegetarian, but that won’t matter much because our list for the healthy eating habits above accounts for the fact. You could go with fruits, nuts, eggs, fish, or lean meat just as you like.

The most important thing is to be sure of what you are committing to so when the consequences arrive, you are only pleasantly surprised!