A healthy diet doesn’t mean a fad diet. Many of us have tried the Atkins diet, juice diets and even the more obscure, such as the cabbage diet. However, there is a way to be healthy and lose weight (if that’s your goal), without trying these unsustainable ways of eating. There are also numerous benefits to eating healthily.
Eating a healthy diet that consists of a balance of lean proteins, healthy fats, carbohydrates and micronutrients (fruits and vegetables) can help you to maintain a steady weight. Eating a good variety of fresh, quality foods in the correct portion sizes will help you to feel fuller for longer leaving less room for the unhealthier, fattier foods such as chocolate and biscuits.
A balanced diet doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy treats but it’s important that you do consume these in moderation.
Maintaining a healthy diet that doesn’t contain too much salt and saturated fats can help to reduce your risk of heart disease by controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish also promote good heart health.
Your diet can also contribute to your risk of certain cancers. By maintaining your weight and reducing your consumption of alcohol, red and processed meats, you can reduce the chances of forming some cancer types.
An unhealthy diet lacks the nutrients necessary to maintain a healthy immune system and therefore, a healthy diet can contribute to reducing the amount of cold and flu’s you catch throughout the year.
Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive system. Eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas etc.) can help to keep your digestive system in good working order. A lack of fibre in your diet can result in issues such as constipation, blood sugar fluctuations, diet-related fatigue and weight gain.
Your diet can have a major effect on the health of your bones, teeth, skin and hair. If you’re not getting the correct nutrients in your food then you may find your skin and hair looking quite dull. To resolve this, ensure that you’re eating a selection of lean proteins, healthy fats, iron and vitamin c rich foods.
To maintain strong bones and teeth your diet should also contain a good amount of calcium. Calcium can help to slow down bone loss that is associated with getting older.
If you have children, as a parent you are going to want them to live a happy and healthy life. By teaching them the foods that they should be eating from a young age, they will be more likely to take this through life with them. Children follow their parents’ example so you can’t sit and eat chips for dinner whilst expecting them to eat broccoli.
At 3D-lipo, all of our fat removal treatments are deemed as permanent so long as the person receiving treatment maintains a healthy lifestyle and doesn’t gain weight. We recommend that everyone on the end of a 3D-lipo treatment eats a healthy diet, exercises regularly and stays hydrated for optimal results.