Nowadays, there is always a new diet trend demanding you become a fanatic in order to stay healthy.
With all these high-fat and gluten, dairy-free diets out there, the world of healthy eating can seem totally confusing.
1.Don't eat after 8p.m.
This is so wrong! Especially for those of you who exercise at night, that’s just not possible. I bet people who still believe in this diet tip have no idea how your body actually digests food. If you are willing to go to bed in an hour or two, just keep it under 500 calories. In my opinion, eating a sensible, balanced meal at 7, 8, or even 9 p.m. is perfectly fine and won’t ruin your diet. As long as that meal isn’t exceed your calorie intake for the day, it won’t lead to actual body fat gain. Make sure you include whole grains, vegetables, and a little protein.
2.When you’re hungry, eat celery.
Don’t ever ignore hunger! It will most likely make you eat more later. Even if you are trying to lose weight, it is important to have a small, nutrient-dense snack packed with a lot of fiber and protein which will hold you over until your next meal. Also, don’t just eat something with almost no calories, like celery. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying celery is bad for you. It’s actually contains good “salts” and it also regulates the body’s alkaline balance so that’s a great choice when you are on a diet but don’t be scared of calories.. that’s my tip!
3.To lose weight, just eat less and exercise more.
The worst diet tip.If you have ever tried to lose weight, i’m pretty sure you have followed this formula.The long term answer is not to eat less and exercise more, but to focus on eating more high quality, natural unprocessed foods. Our bodies need quality food for energy, so be sure to make that switch. And instead of doing 2h gym sessions, just train smarter! Keep your trainings more intense and you will see your weight drop.
4.Cut out carbs.
This advice makes me go nuts. We shouldn’t be telling anyone to eliminate a food group from their diet, especially if you want to be successful in the long term. That diet tip just doesn’t even make any sense. Instead, I like teaching people how to incorporate the foods they love—for example, pasta, bread, and potatoes—in a healthier way. I would say that we should aim to enjoy whole-grain versions of our favourite foods, learn proper serving sizes, and choose nutritious toppings.
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5.Skip the sugar.
Many people think of sugar as the enemy. And yes, it is true that we have to avoid added sugars in our diet— like table sugar, syrup and candy can contribute to weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes. But not all sugars are created equal. Natural sources of sugar like fresh fruit and unsweetened dairy provide key nutrients. So adding a little sugar, in the context of an otherwise nutrient-rich and balanced diet, can be healthful.
6.Don’t worry about saturated fat.
I heard this diet tip a while ago but the truth is that saturated fats raise cholesterol and increase risk of heart attack. The only foods that contain some saturated fats which prevent heart disease and prolong life are nuts and seeds. So, instead of going crazy on all the fatty meats, burgers and processed foods, just stick with both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They have various health benefits. The best sources of these healthy fats are olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil and avocados which reduce cholesterol levels and can actually help you lose fat! So make sure you include them in your diet.