Since the late 1970s the concept of nutrition seems to have gotten more complex. Fad diets have increased in popularity since then and they do help many people achieve a more slender appearance. The fact remains that unless we stick to the reduction of calories or maintain the proper calorie intake we can gain the weight back, no matter what we do and what plan we choose.
Many argue over the proper dietary needs and have done so since the early 1950s. The most realistic diet plan for an individual is one that should be kept. It’s important to understand that not every diet works for everyone since body chemistry varies with each person.
First we should ask ourselves how and why we originally gained weight, thus putting us in the condition to go on a diet. Some of us have been able to master the necessity of portion control and may find portion control weight plans to be useful in our long-term goals. Others find they feel bloated or unwell after eating certain foods such as dairy items or those containing high fat.
If a diet consists of what we eat and drink, we have to remember to keep it balanced. Otherwise we might feel deprived, give up and search for another weight-loss plan. This can send many of us on a frenzy of yo-yo dieting. Food was meant to be enjoyed and we shouldn’t be fanatical about calorie counting and weighing food. That said, we should be aware of what we’re consuming in the first place.
Dietary nutrition begins at home and the refrigerator should be stocked with fruits and vegetables spanning various colors of the rainbow. Foods like cucumbers, spinach, red bell peppers, yellow squash, mangoes, papaya, oranges and eggplant can provide us the vitamins and minerals we need to sustain health. It’s unlikely we’ll get bored with these different flavors if we learn to cook and enjoy the kitchen. Eat up!