HEALTHY Eating and Body Image
One of the most important aspect of healthy living is having the right diet and eating it in the right quantity. But the problem is people have distorted the meaning of dieting so much that when they hear the word “DIET” or “Healthy Eating” mentioned, the first thing that comes to their mind is “torture by starvation and restrictions to eating bland foods in order to shed excess body fat and look healthy”.
Well this mentality is totally wrong and I will be explaining it further in this article, I will also be giving you healthy dinner ideas and tips on how to lose weight easily.
What Really Is Healthy Eating How Can Eating Disorders Affect You?
Healthy eating simply meanings choosing the right variety of foods that can provide you with the nutrients your body needs in order to maintain a healthy living. These food choices can be anything and they mostly depend on your preference, what really matters are their nutrient contents and how they help boost your overall energy level.
With that being said, let’s talk about something which is equally important “eating disorders”.
Eating the right food is important, but eating the right food the right way is what leads to healthy living. Eating disorders are situations where individuals experience disturbances in their eating behaviors due to emotional, psychological or health issues making them to either eat too much or eat too little. These disturbances in eating behaviors has negative emotional and physical health consequences. And might lead to rapid loss or gain of weight.
In order to address these problem, you must first identify and solve the underlying emotional or psychological problems that caused these abnormal behaviors. And one of the ways to easily solve it is by eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy body weight.
How to Lose Weight
Maintaining a good body image is Important and although it might get tempting to achieve this quickly by using quick fixes like taking one of the weight loss pills that litter the market these days, research as shown that losing weight gradually by eating the right food and exercising constantly is a more successful and healthy approach to gaining and maintaining a good body image. And it also comes with no side effects like those usually experienced from using weight loss pills.
All you need to do is make a plan that involves incorporating healthy eating habits and constant exercise and stick to it.
Healthy Dinner Ideas to Lose Weight
The first step in achieving a healthy dinner that can help you lose weight is to replace your food choices with varieties of foods with low calories and carbohydrate instead you want foods that are high in calcium, vitamins, healthy fats and proteins. Some of these foods include:
- leafy greens
- salmon (or other types of fishes like Mackerel, sardines, trout and so on are excellent too)
- vegetables, nuts and fruits
- unprocessed lean beef and chicken breast (processed red lean meats are linked to various health issues)
- boiled potatoes
- beans and legumes
- whole grains
No matter how you want to kick start your healthy living and weight loss, the best way to get to your goal is to start eating healthy foods with the nutrients you need and start eating them in the right amount that is safe and healthy for you.