Eat Healthy, Eat Good
Healthy eating is a big trend right now. Look what I just called it – a trend. Finally, a good trend that is worth to follow, because what else is more important than our own well being and health. The whole theory behind this is as easy as one plus one. Eat well, do sport, live happily ever after. But as soon as I run a search in google for healthy eating, there are hundreds of different diet trends popping up. You got to be a man on his foot to be able to pick one.
The question is really, if they are really meant for you, and they serve you the right purpose. Forget the word diet, lifestyle change is what matters. When you have a special need, or allergies, it is much easier to change a lifestyle, regardless if you have gluten intolerance or allergies to dairy products. You know then exactly what to eat to be able to prevent your health.
I have to tell you here and now, that I’m neither a nutritionist, nor a fitness coach. I talk out of pure experience. When I changed my lifestyle I have been in a very „heavy” stage of my life. After giving birth to my daughter, I actually gained 30 kg. (I even flinch now when I think about it.) I also have an autoimmune disease that runs in my family, Morbus Crohn, for which I have been a few times hospitalized. So there were two major problems I had to tackle, obesity and an untreatable disease. I’ve taken up sport again regularly, and tried every single diet that exist. You name it, I’ve tried it. Ketogenic diet- check. Paleo diet – check. Atkins, Weight watchers – check. And the list continuous. All of them had a great effect on my figure, not so great on my sensible digestive system. So I stopped putting a fancy name on it, and started listening to my body and went for picking out the best food for my health.
So, what is healthy eating in a nutshell:
Eat lots of vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals, plus they are colorful and bring a touch of sunshine on your plate
Protein can be plant based, or meat and fish. Protein is essential for the body to repair itself, they are high on vitamins and minerals, including iron and B vitamins. Fish is also very a good source of protein, plus very rich on good fat, Omega 3.
Carbohydrates are one of the body’s main sources of energy, and I don’t mean refined sugar, (sugar is one common enemy in all the lifestyle diets). Rather consume a lot of vegetables, whole grains and fruits, so called good-quality slow carbs, with low-glycemic that don’t spike your blood sugar or insulin.
Drink plenty of water and tea. Drinking is essential, keeps us hydrated, our skin pretty and shiny, and washes out the waste of our body. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger, so keep a few liters of mineral water or tea with you on the go.
You have to figure out what is the best for your own body. Listen to it. Do not just follow a lifestyle diet because your friend or a celebrity does it, because it might not be the right one for you. The metabolism is so complex and so different for every person. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, so figure out YOUR OWN BALANCED DIET, and stick to it! Although, falling off the rack once in a while won’t do you any wrong. We’re just human after all.