The Sunday News
Healthy eating is one of the best things you do to prevent and control health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
Learn to measure how many calories you need and how much your BMI matters and know how much you should weigh.
Even if you eat well and exercise often you must know how much you should weigh. You must see how much calories you need each day to maintain weight, lose weight and to gain weight. Measuring your waist circumference is a good way to tell.
The basic idea of clean eating is to choose foods that are close to their natural form as possible, instead of boxed, bagged or packaged food. Choose fresh, whole ones, eat more whole grains.
Refined cards like white bread, pasta and rice lose nutrients during the manufacturing process.
These natural foods are two staples of our clean eating. Some clean eaters say all your products should be fresh, but others say that frozen and canned options are next best things, since they have just as many nutrients.
Just read the label to make sure you’re not getting extra sugar and salt. Aim to get at least five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day, depending on the calories you need and your need and your level of physical activist.
Drink plenty of water. Instead of sugar-calorie beverages, juice, sip low-calories. Beverages such as water and herbal tea can curb your hunger and help you feel full but it can also feed off fatigue and give you more energy.
Early eating habits promote life
Eating dinner early and hitting the sack soon to get decent hours of sleep will prevent overeating at night. It will help to lose weight rapidly. It helps you to lead a better lifestyle. If you want to keep your weight under control, it is best to have an early dinner. You can eat what you like, even if it’s high in calories.
When you digest your food properly in the right span of time, it provides you with more energy the next day. Feeling light on the stomach with no bloating pain is one of the health benefits of having an early dinner. After a hard day at work, you intend to have proper and a correct amount of sleep.
Having an early dinner can prevent you from sleeping late, thus allowing you to have a scheduled amount of sleep. One of the most important health benefits of having an early dinner is that it provides more room to digestion, no matter how heavy your meal is.
Since your food is digested in a proper way and in the right amount of time, it helps your heart to beat at a normal pace, thus keeping it healthy and stronger.
The most important health benefits of having an early dinner is that it puts an end to all stomach ailments. It improves the bowel movement as you are giving your body sufficient time to digest before going to bed.-Additional information from online sources.
The writer, Simon Gama is a fitness coach at Body Works Gym in Bulawayo.