Updated: Aug 15, 2022
Everyone wants to be healthy but only a few know the do's and don'ts while maintaining a diet.
Here are some of the misconceptions that one should be aware of before planning a diet.
Eliminating Junk food
When we talk about "junk" food, our minds automatically imagine something unhealthy. Especially people on diet, just try to eliminate it. Eliminating junk food like ice creams, chocolates, candies, and cakes merely won't get you health, rather you are going to feel deprived of such tasty foods. It is suggested to control your cravings and eat sensibly but doesn't completely eliminate them.
Getting convinced with the word "Natural"-
"Natural" is not every time "natural". When we read the word natural on any food item, we tend to believe it to be coming directly from farms or plants or rather say it's kind of organic. But this is a misconception. Don't just buy any food package because of the "Natural" word, rather take time to read the ingredients and nutrition information.
No barriers to eating, when you Exercise-
For some, the lockdown has been productive because they could focus on exercise. But were you focusing on diet as well? There are many, who just do workouts and forget about diets. Workouts can keep you fit but what about keeping yourself healthy? Well, physical activity and eating habits should go hand in hand. Don't eat unhealthy just because in the end, you exercise. Eating unhealthy can reverse the effect of exercise. Exercise burns calories, although unhealthy food increases calorie intake. So just try to eat food high in nutrients and low in calories. Don't forget to balance out physical activity with calorie intake and keep checking your weight.
Avoiding late-night cravings
For keeping healthy, a lot of people choose not to eat after 8 p.m. Avoiding late-night snacks is a good and healthy decision, but it doesn't apply to all. What if someone might have had a busy and occupied day? This person might not have got time to have dinner on time. In this case, one should not skip dinner completely, better listen to your body's requirements. If you are hungry late at night, prefer eating food lower than 200 calories. Food like one small banana with almond butter, two peeled Kiwis, strawberries with brie, and one handful of pistachios are healthy late-night snacks.
Drinking eight glasses of water is a must
We have often heard, that drinking 8 glasses of water keeps oneself healthy. But it's not true with everyone. Some might need less or some might need more according to the body's requirement. Usually, people forget to count the hydration that we get from fruits and vegetables. The consumption of fluid from the food we take is also the source of water, that must not be ignored.
Multivitamin is healthy and must-