Healthy eating is all about balanced and moderate eating, consisting of healthy meals at least three times per day.
Healthy eaters eat many different types of foods, not limiting themselves to one specific food type or food group.
Eating healthy requires quite a bit of leeway. You might eat too much or not enough; consume foods that are sometimes more or less nutritious. However, you should always fuel your body and your brain regularly with enough food to keep both your mind and body strong and alert.
A healthy eater is a good problem solver. Healthy eaters have learned to take care of themselves and their eating with sound judgment and making wise decisions. Healthy eaters are always aware of what they eat, and know the effect that it will have on their bodies.
When someone is unable to take control of their eating, they may lose control of other aspects of their life. They could end up spending too much, talking too much, and neglecting their sleep.
Below, you’ll find some myth busters relating to healthy eating.
1. Working out on an empty stomach
If you hear a rumbling noise in your stomach, the rumbling is trying to tell you something. When you don’t listen, you are forcing your body to run without fuel. Before you exercise or do any physical activity, always eat a light snack such as an apple.
2. Relying on energy bars and drinks
Although fine every once in a while, energy bars and drinks don’t deliver the antioxidants required to prevent cancer. Fruits and vegetables are your best bet, as they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fluid, and fiber.
3. Skipping breakfast
Skipping breakfast is never a good idea, as breakfast starts the day. Your body needs fuel as soon as possible, and without it, you’ll be hungry throughout the day.
4. Low carb diets
Your body needs carbohydrates for your muscles and the storing of energy.
5. Eating what you want
Eating healthy and exercising doesn’t give you an all access pass to eat anything you want. Everyone needs the same nutrients whether they exercise or not, as well as fruits and vegetables.
6. Not enough calories
Although losing weight involves calories, losing it too quickly is never safe. What you should do, is aim for 1 – 2 pounds per week. Always make sure to get enough calories to keep your body operating smoothly. If you start dropping weight too fast, eat a bit more food.
7. Skip soda and alcohol
Water, milk, and juice are the best drinks for active people. You should drink often, and not rely on thirst as an indicator. By the time you get thirsty, your body is already running too low.
You should always remember that restricting food in any way is always a bad thing. Healthy eating is a way of life, something that you can do to enhance your body or your lifestyle. If you’ve thought about making your life better, healthy eating is just the place to start. You’ll make life easier for yourself, and those around you.
About the author: Beverley Vaughn, is a Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, and CEO of Awakening Initiatives, LLC in New Haven, Connecticut.
This article was originally published in: EzineArticles.com
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