In reality, no one can put their finger on exactly what an ideal diet is. If you ask someone what a healthy diet is, the answer is easy. But to know what an ideal diet is, you have to look at the individual. Ideal diets depend largely on a person’s lifestyle, age, gender, level of physical activity during the day, and even geographic region and climate.
The first thing that needs to be answered here is the level of calories that a person should take in. This of course varies from person to person, mainly depending on their level of physical activity. The following table shows different types of people, characterized by various elements, and the number of calories they need during the day, which would be an ideal diet for them.
The ideal diet depends on the individual, but there are similarities that apply to everyone:
-The diet should include enough carbohydrates, but not too many. Too much carbohydrate can lead to glucose build-up in the body.
– Foods fried in oil should be used as little as possible. There should be only one serving of a fried food per day if any at all.
– Green vegetables should be part of the meal. As a general rule, better-colored foods are more nutritious, although there are exceptions in both directions. For example, there are foods without color that are nutritious (e.g., cabbage) and foods with color that are not (there is a long list).
– Lean meats should be preferred. It is very harmful to have a meal loaded with non-vegetarian foods but not balanced with vegetables.
– Cooking should be just right and should retain the natural flavors of the food. Although spices improve the taste of food, they also destroy some nutrients and should be used sparingly.
– Synthetic materials should be avoided completely.
Benefits of Eating Right
Let‟s directly plunge into the topic.
Makes You Healthier
We could write a whole compendium on the health benefits of eating right, but it wouldn’t cover all the real benefits. The most important benefit is that you control your weight. Eating right also ensures that your metabolic functions, including your immune system and digestive system, continue to function properly. You’re also protected against a variety of chronic diseases, from cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and high blood pressure to diabetes.
More money for you
By eating healthy, you spend much less. Your supermarket bills go down dramatically and you don’t sink further into credit card debt if that’s already a problem for you. Plus, you save a bundle on all the health care costs you would need if a problem arose from your excessive eating habits.
Less toxic foods in your body
Many foods today are toxic because of the synthetic chemicals they contain. When you try to eat healthily, you are much less likely to introduce these toxins into your body, because one of the basic principles of healthy eating is that you should not eat anything synthetic. Also,
when you eat less, you can also reduce your vices, such as smoking and drinking, because a glass of beer is almost synonymous with a night out with friends. If you eat less, you won’t want beer either. Likewise, you won’t crave that obligatory cigarette (or more) that you tend to have after every full meal.
A more active lifestyle
When you eat better, you’ll find that you can do your job in a much better way. You can exercise more, travel more, play more, work more and make your life more productive. It’s much better than being a fatty and lounging on the couch all day, isn’t it? You can also get more involved with your friends and family, which certainly enriches your life.
A better social life
Forget about feederism and fat fetishism, overweight people are not attractive. There is a strong social taboo about weight in the wrong places on the human body. If you are trying to find a partner, your curves can literally get in the way. In addition, people who cannot control their eating habits and therefore their weight are considered by society as people who cannot control their basic needs. This type of psychology exists, but very few people talk about it. When you eat well, you will find that these problems disappear.