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LIFESTYLE: Eating Diet or Eating to Die

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LIFESTYLE: Eating Diet or Eating to Die

The lifestyle individuals lead in life is mostly shaped at an early age by the choices their parents made. At some point in life, however, an individual’s lifestyle can be reshaped and redefined by certain factors such as the environment, groups, association, exposure, experience and many others. Before I go any further let me define some terms to give a better understanding of this subject.

Wikipedia defines Lifestyle as the interests, opinions, behaviours, and behavioural orientations of an individual, group, or culture. The term was introduced by Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler with the meaning of “a person’s basic character as established early in childhood”

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A definition of diet by Wikipedia says “In nutritiondiet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or for ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.”

And furthered,  dieting can be “the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight, or to prevent and treat diseases, such as diabetes.”

A restricted diet, on the other hand, is often used by those who are overweight or obese, sometimes in combination with physical exercise, to reduce body weight.

A lot of people, under the guise of dieting, have picked up a number of unhelpful and unhealthy traits such as;

  • Meal replacement – which is not a long-term weight loss solution
  • Low-calorie diet – which may leave you feeling hungry, and you might develop the habit of overeating
  • Eating everything you see – does not teach how to prepare and eat healthy meals, it is very killing

Lifestyle, with regards to the topic “eating diet or eating to die” has to do with our food intakes. What is been taken, how it is being taken, when it is been taken. How these three basic factors are handled by individuals determines how healthy they become.

Lifestyle interventions involve a three-pronged approach;

Making dietary changes

Exercising more and

Incorporating behaviour modification techniques

My advice to you is that you need the guide of a nutritionist so as to eat a good diet and not to eat to die. If you must be healthy and strong – you must develop the lifestyle of eating a proper diet. Quantity is not the measure but quality in the right combination and proportion is the key to good dieting – a necessity for healthy living. As you read on let me discuss two of the most killing lifestyle you probably do not know.

Late feeding

This is not a healthy lifestyle when it comes to proper dieting. You need to eat less and eat early. Late feeding will result to improper digestion which causes the food to ferment and producing harmful acidic component which eventually harms our health. watching how much you eat is one of the best ways to lose weight, and also avoid feeding or diet complications (eat less).

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Inadequate water intake 

There is a common saying that water is life, but when it is not taking adequately with moderation it could harm life. The body is made up of 50 to 75 per cent water. Water forms the basis of blood, and when the body is short of water it causes dehydration which is very dangerous to human health most especially to people living in hot and harsh weather.

The body isn’t designed to store water so, we need fresh intake every day to refresh and make up for losses from the lungs, skin, urine and faeces. The amount required by the body depends on our body size, metabolism, the weather, the food we eat and our activity levels. This is where caution begins.

Taking water is good for our well-being but moderation is very important. According to research, you are expected to take more water during the day and less at night. Take more warm water (especially in the morning and at night before going to bed) than cold water. Take ordinary water or warm water after meal (especially oily food) to wash off the oily food component along the lungs – this will prevent you from heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer.

Conclusion

Creating your new lifestyle is not a destination solely reflected by a number on a scale, but a journey where you continue to learn about yourself and evolve as an individual.

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