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 going any further let’s define some terms to give a better understanding of this subject.
Wikipedia defines Lifestyle as the interests, opinions, behaviors, and behavioral 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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According to Wikipedia “In nutrition, diet 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.”
Furthermore, 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
- 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.
A late meal is not a healthy lifestyle when it comes to proper dieting. You need to eat less and eat early. Feeding Lately 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 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 is not designed to store water so, we need fresh intake every day to refresh and make up for losses from the lungs, skin, urine and Feces. 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.
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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