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Healthy Eating: Eating for Life
Eating correctly is essential, and no matter how old we get, many of us still donít know what we should be eating. Generally, we all know that fast food is bad for you, but what exactly is good eating? Does it mean eating bland and boring food all the time?
Good eating means finding a balance of protein, carbs, fats and eating them in the correct proportions needed by the body in order to function at its peak. By following a healthy eating plan for life, you will never have to go on another diet ever again. You will feel energized, fit and fabulous and all it takes is a quick crash course in learning how to eat.
First of all, forget the theory that to eat healthy you must have breakfast, lunch and supper. Three big meals a day is not the path towards optimal eating. Instead, break those three meals down into six smaller meals a day. By eating smaller meals more often, you will be giving your body the nutrients it needs at a steady pace instead of forcing it to process big meals.
Once that is done, you need to learn how to fill your plate. Instead of piling it with your favorite food, rather fill it with the correct combinations of foods needed by the body. Hereís how: Take your plate and divide it up into three quarters. Fill one quarter with lean protein. This includes lean cuts of meat, chicken, fish and so on. In the second quarter add some low Glycemic carbohydrates such as brown rice, sweet potato or whole-wheat pasta and fill the last quarter of your plate with vegetables. Remember to also add in a bit of good fats such as olive oil, olives, avocado etc. Fats should make up about 10% of your total calories.
Remember to combine this eating plan with regular exercise and drink at least two liters of water a day. You will notice an improvement in your moods, your health and your physical shape.
Author: Dimi Ingle
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