Saturday, December 3, 2011

Top 20 Diet and Nutrition Facts-

  1. Don’t get bored by healthy routine diet. Search ways to make it variable every day and stick to it.

  1. Give importance to health-quotient of the food you eat than the calorie-quotient. This will take you longer in the search for nutritious food habits.

  1. Diet pills are rarely the answer for your appropriate weight loss. After all, you don’t want to lose muscles but fat. Also you cannot take them life long. Improve your lifestyle and you will find better results.

  1. The effective work out is must with ANY diet regime you follow. By eating less, you can never really obtain consistent weight loss that you desire.

  1. Reduce total carbohydrate content but do not avoid it totally. Instead opt for healthy complex carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables.

  1. Only-Protein diets are often harmful, as your kidneys may not tolerate excess proteins.

  1. Fat-free diets are not only harmful but they also reduce proper absorption of important nutrients. Avoid them. Choose your fats wisely while avoiding trans-fats. Also fat-free diets will land you with shriveled and old-looking skin.

  1. You must have at least 4 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day to help your body gain adequate antioxidants to fight against the free radicals that can damage your system and cause various diseases, including cancers.

  1. If you consume dietary supplements, remember that they are just “Supplements” and not “Substitutes”. So maintain your diet well even when on supplements!

  1. Consuming fruits is good when you do it empty stomach or the first thing in the morning. Having fruits post-lunch or post-dinner is neither good nor do you gain much benefit from their amazing properties.

  1. If you or your near and dear ones are suffering from depression, instead of going for anti-depressants, you need to check the faults in the diet first. Grooming the lifestyle and diet habits can prove beneficial in many cases.

  1. Water and Exercise are the two groups in the diet. Any diet excluding these two vital ingredients is futile to follow through!

  1. Your growing WHR (waist-hip ratio) is more important sign for starting an apt diet and exercise regimen than just your BMR (Basal Metabolic rate).

  1. Worshiping your food and giving it a spiritual belief helps you gain vitality out of what you eat. It is not exaggeration but this practice even balances your attitude towards your diet and you tend to avoid indulgence.

  1. Think of those less fortunate than you when you chalk out your diet plan. Think of those hungry children and reduce your portions. This is one way to reduce the indulgence and wastage of food that is so rampant in our so called civilized society.

  1. ‘How and when to eat’ is a vital skill perhaps more than ‘what to eat’. This will change your perception towards healthier and smaller meals.

  1. Set definite meal times. Yes you can do it and there is no excuse if you want to avoid undue flatulence, obesity, hyperacidity, and insomnia!

  1. Opt for the naturally sweet vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, beetroots, etc that add healthy carbohydrates to your diet along with many vital minerals. Also they curb your craving for other sweets.

  1. Salted nuts are the worst culprits for patients with hypertension. Opt for those without salt in moderate amount and they will help reduce your bad cholesterol levels.

  1. Remember that we tend to eat more after dinner or lunch when we relax. This is the time to engage in some hobby or constructive work to avoid these munching spells!

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