Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Eating A Real Healthy Diet

By Regina Filange

There are really only a few rules when it comes to a happy diet. Not eating foods high is sugar and salt is a big one. Not eating processed foods is another. We all know these rules but many of us just have a difficult time following them. If you eat well, though, you can maintain a healthy weight and also become much more healthy. A healthy diet is very important.

When you eat right you are eating the right amount of calories. This means that you take in enough calories but not too many calories. Most people need about two thousand calories per day but this amount can change because of you height, weight, activity and age.

Eating well means that you also eat a variety of foods. You need to eat good foods that you normally don't eat. Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. The portions need be moderate, also. This is especially true with high calorie food.

Portion control is also important. It is difficult to do- most restaurants give at least twice as much food as we should have on their plates. If you do go out a lot try splitting your meal or you can even try and order from the appetizer menu.

One of the most important things that you can do to stay healthy is to drink more water. Since our bodies are 75% water we need to make sure that we are drinking enough. We need water to flush out our systems and the kidneys and the bladder. We need to get rid of the waste and toxins. Most people are actually dehydrated and don't even realize it. Plus, water can help you feel more full throughout the day.

Make sure that the foods that you eat don't have too much salt and sugar. Especially try and stay away from any of the processed foods. You can have some of these foods but not very much. Eat them in moderation. You can really pack on pounds from these types of foods. Stay away from soda as much as you can. Soda can really add a lot of unwanted weight. Be careful!

Remember that when eating a healthy diet that you need to enjoy life, too. Eating foods that are not good for you won't kill you if you eat them in moderation. Also, the more you exercise the healthier you will be. You can actually eat more if you burn calories from exercise during the day. So exercise and eat right- have a much better future.

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