“What is a Healthy Diet?” is a loaded question. In the past, it would have been difficult to answer this question but nowadays there are enough science, evidence, studies and researches behind explanations of what a healthy diet is.
Definition of healthy diet
If you have been reading a lot of resources online, you will see that most people have the definition of what a healthy diet is as a diet low in fat and consisting of lots of fruits, vegetables and fibers as well as other added nutrients. However the most basic definition of a healthy diet is the diet that after you eat, you feel well. In another word, a healthy diet is the diet that makes you:
- not having to go to the doctors or hospitals
- immune to diseases and illnesses
- never get sick
- feel energized
- feel younger
- look younger (better skin, complexion, etc)
- live longer
- and so on… (you get the idea)
Healthy Diet and Weight Loss or Gain
With this definition in mind, however, a healthy diet does not stop there, a healthy diet will also make you feel lively and happy as well as lose weight. Each person has a norm or ideal weight that, if you are at that weight, then you are just right, not too fat or too thin. A healthy diet will help you achieve your ideal weight.
Short Term or Long Term Goal
Most people think by eating healthy, they are depriving themselves of all the great food in the world. Many people say, if you don’t eat what you want then life is not worth living. Well, on the one hand, by eating unhealthy food, you will get the joy while eating the food, but you will spend the rest of your life paying for that joy. Most people are not realizing that the small burst of joy of eating that hamburger is not worth spending the last 20 years of their life in the hospital bed or eating only low cholesterol foods and having to take pills and injections just to keep the body function like a normal person.
So, if you want to live longer and enjoy life even when you are 80 – 90 or 100 years old, then you will need to start eating healthy now. Don’t destroy your body and health and fix them when they are already destroyed. You have no doubt heard that prevention is better than correction. Eat healthy now and start living a healthy lifestyle so that you can enjoy life fuller. A healthy diet is not hard to come by and they are not expensive either. All you need to be on a healthy diet is a will to become healthy and a commitment to stay healthy.
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