Changing your food habits and lifestyle for a healthy body
The food you put in your system will have an impact on your organs, bones, brain, and cells. Scientific research states that on average an adult loses over 300 billion cells every day and the only way to replace those cells is through the food we eat, which acts as fuel for us to replenish those lost cells.
When we eat toxic, less nutritional food our bodies stop manufacturing new healthy cells. Also, regular indulgence in processed food fills our system with chemicals and toxins that affect our organ's resilience. When we eat healthy it replenishes our body internally and we see the results of having more energy, and more spontaneity in our daily life.
A healthy body is built with good lifestyle choices and motivation to eat healthily.
Every human is unique and so are their structure, genetic makeup, and metabolic rates. There is no 'one size fits all' in any diet. One diet plan suited to a few might not be well suited to you.
Healthy lifestyle changes on the other hand can be done by everyone that can promote healthy eating as well. Adopting a healthy lifestyle will adversely improve your mood, relax your anxieties, make you feel lighter plus it will help you fight chronic diseases.
The three most essential healthy habits you can adopt in your daily life prompt —
Fix your sleep schedule
Getting enough sleep can reduce stress and give you the energy for the next day. Sleeping late and waking up late is a vicious cycle for your healthy lifestyle. 7 to 9 hours of sleep is recommended to reap health benefits and even aid your weight management.
Make time for exercise
Come up with realistic goals for your workouts. You can find 20-30 minutes every day to work out if you commit to it. Walk-at-home exercise videos from YouTube or simply walking around your office premises can help you alter your lifestyle.
Drink more water
Hydration is important for overall health, weight loss, skin elasticity, and mood balance! Drinking 2-3 litres of water is recommended for a healthy body if that person does not have any other health issues.
First and foremost, making up your mind and committing to healthy eating is the key to building a healthy you. Buying healthier ingredients will make it easier to change your diet. Sticking to a healthy eating plan and timetable can help. Healthy eating does not have to be expensive or complicated by keeping count of micro/macro calories.
Here are some of the tips which can help you.
Eating healthy does not have to be those extravagant images we have in our minds from Instagram. It does not have to be expensive items and can simply be Bengali fish curry, daal, and vegetables with some whole grains cooked at home.
Plan your meals
Plan your meals ahead of time. Making time to list down the weekly grocery with essential items means sticking to the plan with focus. Do groceries on a Saturday and use that day as your meal prep day.
Homecooked meals are better than take-aways
Cooking at home is cheaper than eating out. Plus, the ingredients we use at home are healthier and more hygienic than in restaurants. Prepping meals ahead and even making them ahead for a week can help you save time and money.
Replace bad fat with good fat
We can use oils such as sunflower, canola, or olive oil. Having fatty fish or unsaturated butter in our diet can help with omega fatty acids.
Snacking on nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds instead of biscuits, cakes, or deep-fried foods is better. Changing your cooking method and shifting to shallow fry, baking, grilling, or steaming can help you consume less oil which is economical too.
Eat local vegetable
A healthy diet is not about kale and broccoli. You can eat plenty of spinach varieties found locally also. Buy local vegetables which are readily available and use them in your diet plans.
Eating in moderation
There is a Chinese saying, "Eat only till you are 70 per cent full". We should opt for eating a meal in moderation and on time. No food in excess is healthy, everything should be in moderation and a balance must be maintained.
Together with exercise and eating healthy, you will see great results as your body will start taking in the nutrients and detoxing the system. You shall soon start feeling great from inside and that will reflect in your daily activities and uplift your mood.