Nutrition in three words :
With all the information out there regarding diet and nutrition, it can be overloading and confusing, and sometimes, even contradicting. But what it all comes down to is - what’s the healthiest and most realistic eating lifestyle for you. Depending where you are in your nutrition journey will make a significant difference, but at the end of the day these are the three words you need to remember:
Balance – Variety – Moderation
Balance: A healthy lifestyle is much like a balancing act, in which we need to match the amount of energy we put into our bodies (food) with the amount of energy we disburse each day (exercise and activity). Don’t forget about hydration as well! Balance also means focusing on the vital food groups: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Eating from these groups – and knowing how much from eat group – allows your body to receive all the nutrients it needs to function properly, as well as staying healthy.
Variety: Eating a variety of food from each group is just as essential as maintaining a balanced diet. For an example, to receive x-amount of protein a day doesn’t mean you should stick with eating chicken for all your high protein intake. It’s also important to remember eggs, fish, protein sources like nuts and fish, and even adding protein powder to foods such as Greek yogurt or oatmeal for the extra protein. The same thing can be said about carbohydrates – when many people think of carbs, they think of bread and pasta, when really you can find carbs in a lot more. But what is key is knowing the difference between complex (good) carbs and simple (bad) carbs. Complex carbohydrates are grains, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, oatmeal, etc. whereas simple carbohydrates are sweets (candy, cookies, cake), white bread, cereal, pop, etc. Chances are, the more variety you give yourself with any diet, the more likely you’ll continue a healthy eating lifestyle.
Moderation: Portion control is usually the most important part when looking at your current and/or future eating habits. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “I eat super healthy and clean, but I can’t keep the weight off.” Sure, they may be eating oatmeal for breakfast, grilled chicken and broccoli for lunch, and fish and rice for dinner, but how much? What about little snacks throughout the day, or creamer in the coffee? Every little bit adds up and at the end of the day, if you’re consuming more calories that you are burning, it won’t matter all that much just how healthy you are eating (and drinking). It’s great to eat healthy - that’s always the start - but once you know what your body needs and what it doesn’t, you need to start practicing portion control.
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