Healthy Lifestyles

Make it a lifestyle, not a duty.

Being healthy, worth?

Leading a healthy life is much more rewarding than going on dangerous diets to acquire a "good" body. It is very easy to start a diet that tells you that results will come fast and easy, but often times these diets can backfire and are an unpleasant method in gaining the desired body. Rather than aiming to look good, aim to start living healthily. Being healthy has many benefits for long-lasting results and a happy future.

Fad diets are bad diets

In short, fad diets are dangerous and are not recommended. These diets consist of the deprivation of essential nutrition and are a unbalanced, unlikeable lifestyle. The diets are often portrayed as quick and easy diets which will assist in the loss of weight. But the truth of them are often hidden.

Examples of these diets can be:

  • The baby food diet (eating only baby food)
  • -The water diet (serious lack of food, do not attempt this one)
  • Cookie diets
  • One food diets
  • Whole food diets
  • Low carb diets

Most of these fad diets limit entire food groups and food in general. These are extremely unhealthy forms of dieting and have a high rate of failure. Usually, after these diets, the person is most likely to gain the weight they've lost and sometimes even more. Since these diets are not a lifestyle, they offer temporary results and cannot provide long lasting results. Fad diets do not focus on healthy eating, but are hasty for the results of the desired body.

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Now, you will learn the right path to having your desired looks, healthily.

Food groups

What do I need to eat?

It is important to have all the food groups into your diet. This includes carbs, veggies, fruits, dairy, poultry and a little, tiny bit, of fat and sugar. Just remember that all these play a role and should not be thought to be cut off in someones life. The Australian Dietary Guidelines claims that young girls aged 12-14 should be eating roughly:

  • 5-11 servings of grains/wheat
  • 4-5 servings of veggies/legumes
  • 3 serves of fruit
  • 3 serves of dairy
  • 1 serve of poultry
  • 1 serve of extra food (snacks that are junky)

These are just a rough outline, but in short remember to eat tons of veggies and cut out unhealthy stuff. The key to a healthy lifestyle is to be aware of what goes in and out of your body and try to enjoy a variety of food too!

Junk food, water, exercise

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The image aboves contains images of foods that you should eat in moderation and try to limit yourself of. They are foods that are high in fats, sugar and salt as well. Of course they can be enjoyed once in a while, but make sure that they are not apart of your daily meals.
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Another important factor is to drink plenty of water. Aim for 8 glasses a day and avoid drinks such as energy drinks, alcohol and high sugared juice.
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Lastly, make sure to be doing exercise for 30 minutes a day. The exercise can range from intense cardio to yoga. Pilates are a great way to get exercise too. Change up your routines and workouts to keep it exciting and fun. You don't have to limit yourself to hitting the gyms either, you can play sports and competitive exercise. These are great because they are doing socially and are a great motivator to moving your body.

How to read food labels

It's good to be aware of what to buy when shopping for groceries. Knowing how to read food labels can help in being aware of what to eat and to make the right choices.