Food is not consumed just for the delicious taste; it plays a major part in keeping us healthy. Are you planning on a diet to keep yourself fit or to lose weight? There is no need to go for vigorous dieting to achieve all these.
Importance of a Balanced Food
The following information could help you to stay fit not with a strict diet but with a balanced diet.
Staying hydrated is the most important thing to do to keep you fit and healthy. To do that, start your morning with some lemon juice. Lemon juice helps to remove toxins from your body. Lemon has vitamins that help to fight infection, boost metabolism and also keeps the skin clear.
Colours of Food
Well, we are not talking about consuming food preservative colors but the natural fresh food colors. Eat fresh food that comes in different natural colors. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry, seafood, beans and different types of nuts.
Do a physical activity at least for 2 hours daily. Be active throughout the day. You don’t have to do a heavy workout on the first day. Don’t be hard on yourself. Start by brisk walks, then jogging, and increase it daily with more exercise. The ultimate goal is to stay fit and active.
Edit your Diet
Instead of dieting vigorously, edit what you are eating. Be aware of what you are eating. Before digging into your favorite food, imagine what kind of pros and cons it is going to do to your health. Have a smart plan to face the challenge to face the consequences and to balance the diet. Do not plan the diet as a monthly or a weekly plan. Make it as a lifestyle. Have control over what you are eating and doing.
Don’t Be Hard On Yourself
Do not try too hard to get that amazing fitness in one day. Do not work-out too much thinking you could lose weight overnight. And the most important thing, please know when to quit. Don’t feel guilty for relaxing here and there or even for days; your body needs rest too. And while resting, eat a balanced diet that would prevent you from gaining the calories that you lost. Indulging is not a bad thing, have your favorite food often, but balance the rest of your meals accordingly. Do not compare yourselves to others; motivate yourself to attain greater achievements.
This might sound easy, but this is the most difficult task. Most of the time, we start diet plans not to be fit, but because we did not like the way we look or want to look different. Only lesser number of people choose a diet only to stay fit. Love yourself for what you are, no matter how you look. Accept yourself for what you are with all flaws and scars. If you do not love yourself, attaining the goals could be difficult. Your thought patterns and attitude matters a lot as it influences both physical and mental health. Motivate yourself daily and see the magic unfold in front of your eyes.