Is Your Diet Doing Your Body Good?
By Genevieve Cunningham
A healthy diet is top priority in a healthy life. If you feed your body junk, it's going to show. But fueling your body with the right foods is often easier said than done. There's a lot of information about healthy eating -- maybe too much. It gets overwhelming, and knowing where to begin often feels like too much of a hassle. But maybe it's easier than you think. If you're trying to eat healthy but are unsure whether you're headed in the right direction, take a look at this quick guide to get you moving.
Signs of a Poor Diet
The first thing that you should probably do is assess your current diet. If yours has room for improvement, you may notice any of the following:
You Eat a Lot of Sugar - Sugar isn't considered a healthy food. Though it's OK to eat sometimes, it's not OK to gorge yourself with it. If you're guilty of eating sugar-filled foods (or drinks!) all day long, you probably need to cut back.
You're Gaining Weight - Most healthy diets won't lead to weight gain. But even if your diet is healthy, weight gain would suggest you're eating too much. Use your body as a guide to determine the right number of calories for your health.
Tips for Improving Your Diet
You don't have to switch to some crazy diet for better health. There are some very simple changes you can make to improve your diet and your health all in one. A few tips might include:
Include lots of vegetables - Vegetables are the ultimate food. If you're including vegetables at every meal (and snack), you're doing a great job. If you're not eating veggies, slowly replace your side dishes with a vegetable option for better health.
Drink lots of water - Water is the best thing for your body. If you're not consistently filling your body with water, you're not doing it right. Make sure water is your go-to choice, and skip the soda, tea, and flavored drinks as much as possible.
Start with tiny improvements, and then go from there. Improving your diet can change your health and your life for the better. Check your own diet for little mishaps, and make changes where you can. Over time, you'll gain a new menu, a new measure of health, and a chance to turn your life around for good.
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