While pursuing the perfect body-shape, many of the recommended guidelines to also keep proper health levels are forgotten. Engaging in regular psychical activity, eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, high-quality protein intake, while keeping proper levels of hydration are basic rules for a successful and safe diet plan.
By avoiding health damaging triggering factors, such as smoking, alcohol drinking, excess fat, sugar and salt intake, dieters can reach the best out of their sustained slimming efforts. Staving off weight but also poor nutrition associated diseases, like diabetes, obesity, digestive and cardiovascular illnesses should be the top priority when beginning any diet program.
Restricting calories while moderately exercising, in addition to eating daily balanced meals, can help reach proper slimming efforts and keep away the extra pounds for a longer period of time. Moreover, shedding extra body weight will considerably reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions.
Smart eating and proper psychical activity can provide your body with the needed energy to perform daily tasks, as a proper nutrient intake, a scheduled meal plan and a daily active life can balance your blood sugar levels, reduce fatigue and boost your metabolism to both burn more calories and have a more alert daily rhythm to perform tasks. Avoiding sitting for too long is also important, because a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of developing related diseases.
To stay fit, the primary focus must be on eating fewer calories (by as much as possible sticking to a plant-based diet, limiting processed foods and unhealthy ingredients), while consuming low-calorie-dense foods rich in essential nutrients, in order to meet the body’s physiological necessities. Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, proper amounts of vitamins and minerals, lean protein, carbohydrates and fiber are all crucial for the proper development of all body systems, as well as for a healthy mind and an overall superior state of personal wellbeing.
• Begin with small steps and make progress by adjusting the diet according to your body limits and health status •
• Focus on your diet rules and don’t skip meals •
• Change your shopping habits if necessary •
• Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables •
• Cut down on sugar, salt and unhealthy fat to avoid disease triggering •
•Replace junk food and processed food with healthy food that you enjoy ( whole grain bread and cereals, nuts, lean quality protein, low-fat dairy, rich in antioxidant berries) •
• Educate yourself to control your appetite and food cravings•
• Get proper sleep and avoid stressful situations •
• Keep your body hydrated •
• Exercise as often as you can for extra-energy and a positive mind-set •
• muscular fatigue prevention •
• better management of calorie intake •
• elimination of toxins and waste, while having healthier kidneys •
• more beautiful skin for a longer time, because water is known to delay skin aging process •
Dietary supplements – a natural complementary diet help
Sometimes acquiring all the necessary nutrients from food is not possible, as food nutritional level and quality fluctuate and depend by many factors. If your dietitian recommends using a nutritional supplement, there are several aspects to mention.
As the vitamins and minerals deficits can be balanced by external supplement intake, it is best that you choose high-quality, natural (herbal/plant based) and safe diet supplements. To achieve superior results, take account of the main ingredients’ provenience, potency of the active substance, dosage, administration route and also the manufacturing process.
According to your goals (such as weight-loss or health improvement), seek for medical advice and strictly follow given indications.
And keep in mind that dietary supplements are meant to complement a healthy diet and never to replace it.