In this health freak world of today, people are more inclined towards reducing excess pounds or tapering their bellies! In this process, they are bombarded with a bundle of “Health Tips” which they start following with a blind eye. Its time to scrutinize some of these rules and unlearn them! We have come up with a list of some unhealthy “health rules”.
Banning Fats: The most common trend for dieting is to completely ban fats or sugars. But it may surprise you to know that in such diets, sugars are used to replace fats or vice-versa! Another point here is that food devoid of fat makes you feel hungry more often. And you tend to eat more, so your diet crashes a big time! Instead go for normal food and keep a tab on portion sizes and try not to overeat. Trust us, it is a way healthier option!
No Cheat Days: A full on strict diet increases your chances to give in to temptations. You might give up on your diet altogether! To stick to your regime for a longer time, plan your days of diet relaxation. An 80-20 ratio goes a long way and will pay you in terms of lesser stress. Yes, you got that right! Enjoying mouth watering delicacies once in a while can reduce stress but don’t overdo it.
Stop Snacking: Restricting yourself to just 3 meals a day and skipping snacks can lead to overeating at mealtime. It also leads to a dip in blood sugar levels and that is definitely not healthy! Instead of eliminating snacks completely, take up healthier options for snacking! Foods with a balanced amount of proteins, fiber and fats will help to keep your energy in balance.
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Avoid Fruits: True that fruits are packed with sugars but that itself is not a hurdle in your diet. Shocking eh? Fruits are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, which helps in absorption of sugar. They are easy to digest even and are a way healthier option than chocolate fudge when your sweet tooth calls!
Organic is Good: Organic foods are cultivated without the use of chemical pesticides, true. But it has got nothing to do with lesser calories! Don’t believe us? Its a myth that organic foods are low calories. They are a healthier option in the light that they are free from chemicals and have natural minerals. But the calorific value can’t be reduced through this process. A high cal food is high cal even if made from organic ingredients!
Salad- the Best Option: It is often said, “When in doubt, order a salad”. There are lots of people who even follow this. The tempting salads of your favorite joint, seem a healthier alternative when you are going out with friends. It’ll surprise you, the juicy burger you just sacrificed was healthier and less calorific than the salad you ordered! The mayo, cream and kebabs add way more to its calories than you suspect! Choose wisely, live well!
Don’t Exercise: Well yea, that’s one of the advice we’ve heard of! The rationale behind this is that exercising will make you hungry and you will eat more. Well guys, a long workout will burn calories and in lieu of it you are not going to swallow tons of calories! Plus its not restricted to weight loss, come-on it will improve respiratory system, build strength and improves metabolism! So put on your spikes and go for a jog!
Only Calorie Count Matters: It is believed by some that what you eat doesn’t matter till you are keeping a check on your calorie count. Well we disagree to it and you will follow suit after knowing the reason! While choosing between a 100 cal spinach to 100 cal ice cream. Who should you prefer? Spinach has vitamins and fiber. What about the ice cream? Is it adding to your nutrition? Eating less is not as important as eating healthy. Make your choice after thorough consideration.
Through this article we have attempted to put forward another perspective to dieting. We hope that you have found logic in our tips and will follow them for a healthier life. We will soon be back with our take on health till then eat healthy and stay healthy! Try to eat healthy diet meals and lead your way to a healthier future.