Are you getting tired easily? Do you feel you are putting on weight despite your efforts? Are the various health products in the market confusing you? Are the crazy diets available online leaving you hungry and irritable all the time?
It’s time to be smart and not fall into these traps!
Eating healthy is often confused with eating less, going on crazy diets, or altering your lifestyle completely. It’s time to break these myths with some quick tips to incorporate in your daily life.
- Say Hello to H2O
You must have often heard how water is good for your health and body, and it is always suggested that you replace soda, caffeinated beverages and other sugary drinks with water. But since it seems like a boring substitute, people tend to avoid the prescribed eight glasses which is necessary. Perhaps the benefits of having water as your “go-to beverage” will change your mind. Increasing water intake increases energy and relieves fatigue, helps in weight loss, flushes out toxins, and boosts immune system, to name a few.Eating Right + H20 -> Perfect Chemical Reaction
- Make Breakfast your Buddy
Breakfast is your fuel refill after a night long fast (hence, the name) to get you going till lunch. Numerous studies indicate that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be the most nutritious one as well.It should be consumed within two hours of waking up and should be within 300 calories. This practice has long term benefits of reducing obesity, high blood pressure, heart diseases and diabetes. Healthy breakfast definitely does wonders to your body.So it’s high time you befriend it!
- Nix Late-Night Meals
Dinner is often considered as a time for comfort food. After a long tiring day, you tend to overeat or eat wrong at night. Late night meals or dinners are linked with obesity. It’s important to make it a habit to have an early and light dinner, giving your body enough time to digest the food. Eating early might promote a healthy habit of hitting the sack early which would curb midnight cravings that usually are satiated with unhealthy food choices.
- Ration the Sugar
Moderation works better than deprivation. Sugar, in its natural state is comparatively less harmful, in fact necessary for the human body. It is commonly found in fruits, vegetables and in dairy compounds. The problem arises when it’s added during processing for flavour, texture or colour. These added sugars increase your insulin levels, mess with your metabolism, and cause many health issues. Reducing sugar intake would help reduce weight, lower the feeling of sleepiness, hunger and anxiety, and would help improve immunity and metabolism.
- Be Mindful
It is important to be aware of what food you are subjecting your body to. Binge eating is a common habit found among young people these days that can cause serious damage to the body. It’s usually triggered by boredom, habit, or just a bad day. To keep this in check it is essential to be a mindful eater. You should be aware of what you eat, when are you full and your emotions pre, during, and post the meal. Your body is your temple, so eat clean.
The key is to be patient and remember that just because you don’t see results after a day or even in a week, don’t give up. You may not see immediate changes, but you are doing your body favours in more ways than one.