The dawn of a new year is an opportunity to review the good and bad habits which had prevailed during the previous year. Millions around the world make the familiar New Year’s resolutions to go on a diet or join a gym. At DietSensor, we believe there are simple ways to achieve your healthy goals, while also fighting diseases that are related to bad eating habits such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension.
Take Enough Time to Eat
Today, we all have busy schedules, and we tend to eat without truly listening to what our bodies need. Taking the time to sit, chew and eat slowly increases the feeling of satiety that comes twenty minutes after the start of a meal. Taking these steps will help you to avoid overeating.
Keep Good Eating Habits
If you have a hard time understanding what foods to avoid and those that you should build into your diet, take time to read nutritional recommendations from trustworthy sources found in either books, on the Internet, or within mobile apps. A nutritional app like DietSensor can help you learn to replace those foods that are not good for you with healthy foods that are rich in protein, vitamins, or other nutrients. These nutrients are essential for the body to function properly.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
It cannot be said enough – fruits and vegetables are good for your health. They are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, and they are rich in fibre and antioxidants.
Increase Your Protein Intake
Proteins have an appetite suppressant effect. By adding meat, fish, or eggs to your diet, they help you to stay satiated between meals. If you are a vegetarian, legumes (beans, etc.) will help to meet your daily protein requirements. Regular consumption of proteins will help you to avoid craving foods that are rich in sugar and fats.
Focus on Fresh Products
Industrial and processed products are rich in carbohydrates, fats and salt. Try your best to avoid them by eating fresh, whole foods. These will add colour and flavour to your homemade dishes.
Move, Move and Move
Regular physical activity is essential to staying healthy. If you are not a fan of sports, find an activity that will fit your interest and schedule. Equally important is giving yourself time in between for relaxation and sleep.
By incorporating these six simple approaches into your daily routine will go a long way in helping you to reach your health and fitness resolutions!