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Dieting versus healthy eating

With so many specialized diets being marketed today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information. If you want to keep things simple, you may just want to start by being realistic about what kind of lifestyle you can sustain.

Is there a difference? Absolutely. A diet is defined as a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons. The keyword in that definition is restricts. When someone decides to diet, it is usually to achieve noticeable results in a short time frame. Most diets restrict certain types of foods and are hard to manage once the initial weight loss period is over. The most recent trend is to eat healthily. Healthy eating allows us to eat all foods in moderation as long as our lifestyle includes exercise and overall physical activity. Healthy eating is more manageable and more realistic. To achieve a healthy lifestyle (eating and exercise combined), surround yourself with like-minded people, as it is said that your behaviour is most greatly affected by the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to have a healthy lifestyle, you can start by changing the lifestyle of your immediate family. Encourage healthy eating choices, moderation and an active lifestyle instead of a sedentary one.

Food and exercise can have a large impact on your health and wellness. The food you consume can directly affect your health, so choose wisely. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, help improve heart health, as do other foods that help manage your overall weight. Exercise reaps many benefits, including boosting your energy and improving your mood, and helping to stabilize blood sugar and manage stress.

Avoid dieting and convert to healthy eating for an overall healthy lifestyle.