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Healthy Eating Has An Even Healthier Added Bonus

Eating healthy – Why is that people are always asking the same question? I.e. why do I need to have a healthy diet? Well why not, that is if you want to lead a healthy life like keeping fit and in shape. If you are one of those people who choose to ignore to eat healthy, then think of your family – who may just want to.

Eating healthy has an added bonus – as well as keeping your body up to scratch so as to speak, it is the happy factor that sets in – knowing you are servicing your body in the best possible way.

Eating a healthy diet is one way of helping the human body in shedding the pounds. A healthy diet combined with some physical activity is a sure way in helping any person carrying excess weight – to lose it faster. If your eating habits are not controlled then you can run into big trouble in the form of obesity etc.

Being overweight or obese can be very dangerous because it can increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or even a stroke (paralysis) these are just a few to mention, respiratory organs can be affected leaving a person struggling for air i.e. breathing problems. Arthritis, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and some cancers of which no one is exempt from contracting if overweight – so this is one good reason to follow a healthy eating diet.

If you are unsure as to whether you are at the limit where you would be classed as overweight or obese – then fret not – because there is a simple way to help you find out. This is done by figuring out your body mass index (BMI). Women with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are normally considered overweight, whereas some females with a BMI of 30 or more are classed as obese. Every grown up over the age of eighteen who have a BMI of 25 or more – is more prone to the dangers pointed out earlier, for example premature death and disability are two major risks that can result from being fat. If BMI was permitted to rise then more chance these health risks increases.

A little research and careful planning can help you find a diet to fit your lifestyle and better still give you a more rewarding one – all because you chose to change your life for the better in following a healthy eating plan.

A sure way to replenish your body is with balanced nutrition – do this by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods daily. Make sure you stay within your daily calorie intake.

Eat a variety of fruits – these can be fresh, frozen, canned or dried – rather than fruit cordial. A 2,000 calorie diet will insist your intake be 2 cups of fruit each day (for example, 1 small banana, 1 large orange, and 1/4 cup of dried apricots or peaches).

Mix your vegetables from time to time. Dark green veggies is an healthy eating option, such as broccoli, kale, and other dark leafy greens; orange vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and winter squash; remember to eat what it is that you will most enjoy – therefore making your diet more pleasing and appetizing. Other tasty options are peas, such as pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, split peas and lentils.

This is your healthy eating diet so you get to choose.

Before taking up any diet always consult your doctor or dietician for advice. Guidance for the happy dieter info http://www.sheddingthepounds.com.

Maisy Day

  1. deathstarbattlestar
    April 18th, 2010 at 16:22 | #1

    Balanced meals for those on a budget?
    As an eternally broke college student who is constantly finding herself hungry but unwilling to spend money on anything that isn’t rent or travel, I have to ask about balanced meals on a budget. I am constantly losing weight and am always physically exhausted because our two meals a day in the dining hall don’t provide us with any sort of nutrition at all. I am also mostly vegetarian; I eat fish, but little else. I want to buy some food that is going to provide me with SOME nutritional value, but I really can’t spend a lot of money. Any suggestions for good healthy balanced meals on a budget? ((Easy to cook things are an added bonus – I can’t cook ANYTHING right… I even mess up cereal on occasion. Not to mention the fact that I am far too lazy to cook, and would rather go hungry than spend any time making food.))

  2. Sammy
    April 18th, 2010 at 21:24 | #2

    you could buy veggies and fruit at the supermarket, they are realitively easy.

    Also, you could work at your school…
    I work at our school cafe/pub area and I get any pizza thats left over at the end of the day for free.
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  3. Katherine W
    April 18th, 2010 at 21:26 | #3

    It sounds like you’re not eating enough protein and fat. Fat fills you up for very little, so if you’re hungry, you may want to add about two teaspoons of fat. You can do this by adding salad dressing on salads, or by getting food cooked in a little oil, like sauteed spinach. Also, two meals a day isn’t enough. You can buy a bag of apples and eat some snacks, but you definitely need at least three meals a day.

    For protein as a vegetarian, you need to learn about protein complementary foods, where you combine two foods to get the protein you need. For example, whole wheat bread with peanut butter is a good balance, or try rice and beans, perhaps in a burrito. They’re all cheap and filling, too, and easy to prepare. Try eating a handful of nuts when you’re hungry: they’re a little more expensive but very filling and you don’t have to prepare them.
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  4. Sarahrahrahrahrah
    April 18th, 2010 at 21:28 | #4

    make quesadillas for lunch i always make them and they’re really easy and healthy and cheap. just go buy some tortillas, some grated cheese, and some fresh salsa, and if you want, those bags of grilled chicken. you fold a tortilla in half then you sprinkle cheese all over it then you put the chicken if you want and then some salsa then put it in the toaster oven until the cheese melts then take it out and fold it over and i usually cut it into 3rds and eat it its kind of messy though. for dinner you can have pasta theres lots of different kinds and they’re not that hard basically boil the pasta and put some sort of sauce on it
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  5. tylernmi
    April 18th, 2010 at 21:30 | #5

    Your closing sentence, says more about your situation than you may realize. Anyone who would rather go hungry than cook, doesn’t want advice about food. What you seem to be looking for is someone to take care of your needs. Have you thought about sharing food money with another person who does cook and may be willing to cooperate with you for an exchange of services? You must have some skills to trade. If you can operate a can opener, beans and corn combine for a complete protein, and be sure to have cheese, yogurt and milk, otherwise a lack of calcium will case severe bone loss and loosening teeth.
    As you have passed college entrance exams, obviously you are intelligent enough to know that being lazy won’t get you very far in life. get moving and take better care of yourself. best wishes
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  6. Jamir
    April 18th, 2010 at 21:32 | #6

    Stock up on fruit and veggies at the dining hall (I would smuggle out a banana/apple/etc all of the time). Also, think about what you are missing in your diet and think of how to plan your meals in the dining hall (we always had veggie options, side dishes, rice, veggie sandwiches, fruit salad, etc at ours and the others I have been to are similar). I think you just aren’t using your dining hall effectively. Think outside of the box and go to several different stations to make a meal if necessary.

    As for outside of the dining hall, look at what you are eating and what you need. Here are some suggestions:

    Need more protein? Peanut butter is cheap. So are beans. Three different kinds of canned beans and an italian dressing makes a good three bean salad that should last a week or so. Also, you can buy tortillas, beans and salsa and make your own Amy’s style veggie burritos. Tuna is also cheap! If you make up some tuna salad with some bread or tortillas — that’s a main dish that can last a week.

    Need more grains? Pasta, bread, etc. I would buy ramen and instead of dumping the crap it comes with on it, I would top with some salsa and cheese or tomato sauce.

    Also, if you buy nutrition bars in a pack, they are usually less than a $1 a piece, and I used them as a whole meal. Great source of protein, some good carbs and a bit of the fat we need. If you have a Trader Joe’s or Wal-Mart near you, they are usually the cheapest places to get bars.

    Don’t be super picky, be creative and you will be fine. You can also go to your school’s health/welness center. They usually have someone who specializes in nutrition that can help you (and usually the services are already included in your tuition). You need to eat about 1600-2000 calories to maintain weight. More tha 2000 to gain.
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