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Healthy Eating - A Guide On How To Eat Healthy And Stick To It!

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Dr. Suneet Khanna 87% (85 ratings)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi  •  37 years experience
Healthy Eating - A Guide On How To Eat Healthy And Stick To It!

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it's about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and stabilising your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you're not alone. It is very common that you come across an expert, advising you to avoid a certain food, and there is another one suggesting exactly the opposite of it.

What you can do

  1. Learn how your diet affects your mental as well as your physical health
  2. Set yourself up for success by making changes gradually
  3. Don't think of food as "off limits"
  4. Reduce your portion size and fill yourself up with more fruits and veggies
  5. Learn to spot hidden sugar in your food and avoid it 
  6. Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy fats
  7. Find out how fiber intake can fill you and help lose weight
  8. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water

You all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems. Studies have linked eating a typical western diet filled with processed meats, packaged meals, takeout food and sugary snacks with higher rates of depression, stress, bipolar disorders, and anxiety.

Eating an unhealthy diet may even develop various mental health disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia or an increased risk of suicide in young people. What you eat should be whole, minimally processed, nutritious food, as close to its natural form as possible.

  1. Have a good heavy breakfast
  2. Have smaller frequent meals throughout the day
  3. Avoid eating late at night
  4. Cut back on sugar
  5. Moderation and not feeling stuffed is the key to a healthy diet
  6. You need a balance of proteins, fats, fibers, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to sustain a healthy body

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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