Thursday, 2 January 2014
Top diets for 2014
Want to be confused even more than you are ? Here's a list of the top best & worst diets of 2014 compliments of Huffington Post.
It's a good read..( it's posted at the bottom of the blog )
First I'd like to suggest a few facts & tips before we jump into the new fad or perhaps healthy choice.
-When we eat more plant based foods and less to none of animals foods we increase our health from the health benefits our plant foods offer us.
-When we eat 500 calories less per day or burn 500 a day ( providing we are eating the same amount of calories each day ) we can lose 1lb per week.
-When we eat processed highly refined sugary foods we over eat because these foods do not offer the nutrients our bodies need for our bodies to register any food even entered our mouths. AKA empty calories.
-When we cut to much fat from our diets we are unable to process our essential fat soluble vitamins like vitamins A D E K ending in possible deficiencies. Plus fat is apart of every cell in our bodies and our brains need it.
-When we cut carbs, we often cut all carbs not realizing we need complex carbs found in foods for example whole grains, which offer many essential nutrients especially essential B vitamins. Our brains need at least 130 grams of carbs to function.
-When we eat to much protein we decrease/block our calcium absorption plus anything over and above what is needed gets stored as fat.
-When we change lifestyles and there are so many, make sure you are getting all your essential nutrients.
DO NOT starve yourself, DO NOT over indulge. Just know that a DIET is meant to go on and then off.
Because it's short term and is only for now. When we think lifestyle, now that's constant and the commitment is easier, because it's a whole-it's not just about the food. Even though food plays a huge part.
****Eat clean meaning no processed packaged foods and organic when possible. Eat more plant based foods verses animal foods with balance, variety & moderation in mind and exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day.
I will mention that some diets are based medically for example the dash diet in regards for heart disease. As for most though they focus on cutting out or adding more of our macronutrients. Which are not always ideal.
I'm suggesting one researches there options and learn the RDA's to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Check out this website for a good read and a FYI and may you chose to be Nutritionally Well. 😊