I mentioned yesterday when I was blogging about my Diet blog that one of the factors that an individual should consider is the following factor:
Not to dive in with sophisticated fancy words, COMMON SENSE is in itself self explanatory.
1. If your drinking soda whether its regular or even diet, STOP, If you can't go complete cold turkey then wean yourself slowly.
The sugar and other artificial flavoring will kill you. Plain and simple, sugar will do more harm to your body.
Water is the best alternative, but if your body is craving a sweet drink, try the new sparkling drinks with 0 calories, no sugar or sugar substitutes. A safe way of telling you its ok, if you can understand the ingredients, its ok. No corn based products like Fructose.
3 Square meals a day. breakfast is the most important. Have an egg, (protein) and a starch. Lunch, lite meal, portion control the meal; you don't need to eat everything! Restaurants overload your plates to make it look great and give you the sense of good value, so you'll come back.
See your doctor, he will tell you or guide you in the right direction. If as you get older, diabetes is a problem, you need to adjust your diet. At first its hard but you'll overcome.
The view of I'm only on this earth for a short period of time, is great if your alone, but many of us have families, don't be selfish.
My family has been eating this way forever. Ok, but with so much data available, there is no reason for you to not adjust to a healthier way.
Chips, snacks, ice cream etc.... all the goodies we munch between meals. Moderation is ok, but try staying away. Yep, I'm guilty of snacking, my nerves, anxiety, we can't help it but we can help it if we really want to.
Prepackages food boxes. Easy substitute to cooking at home. Just pop in microwave and its done. Not exactly the healthiest ingredients used, and the chemicals, salts, sugars and oils and afterwards, you still feel hungry? Waste of money. Manage your time!
If you eat an excessive amount of carbohydrates all day, then you need to burn off the excess calories at the gym or take log walks, bicycle ride, just work out.
Sweating from working out is a natural way our body cools itself, so hydrate constantly. Dehydration is dangerous.
QAs you can see, look at what your eating, you probably can keep on eating your favorite foods, just cut down and moderation. The heavy gravies or the heavy alfredo sauces over pasta, you may want to rethink those items.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep, stop eating after 8 PM and you may not need to drink coffee. which dehydrates you. Although considered a pick me up with Caffeine, try it.
I personally have worked out at the gym, feel more energetic than sluggish. I haven't changed my desire for my favorite dishes, maybe I have them once in awhile or may change a sauce with less sodium and sugar but I have control. I rather have control then the food companies having control over what I eat by their preparation. I don't has as big of appetite since working out and swimming.
The view I'll just go on a all meat diet or join a diet club and purchase their food, is really not doing yourself justice. Whenever I can, I always make a fresh cooked meal, however long it takes for my family. Quality food goes in and they appreciate the flavor. Don't need the heavy dressings or gravies, sauces, laden with sugar and salt. Take the test, try reading the ingredients? if you can't read them, then its bad for you.
If one thing that the Millennial generation did was force companies to be transparent and offer natural solutions. Have you looked at the hot dogs these day? No nitrite or nitrates, amazing. Thank you Millennial generation. I've seen a significant difference. Today, when I buy chicken breast, I actually get 8 breast versus 3 humongous breasts due to all those antibiotics and hormone injections.
by Chef Woo Can, www.chefwoocan.com