A healthy diet requires more effort than most other diets because it is constructed on what you eat/drink, how you eat/drink and the inclusion of exercise or daily activities. More information is available at weight loss tips.

What to Eat on a Healthy Diet

This is the simplest part of a healthy diet – making sure you eat what you should. There are 5 main parts to a healthy diet:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Water
  • Whole grain
  • Protein

Everything you eat should be consumed in moderation.

How to Eat on a Healthy Diet

This might not be so obvious, but how you eat can make a difference and improve your healthy diet. For example:

  • Think about serving sizes and try going for smaller portions during each meak to avoid over-indulging
  • Eat with other people: it’s social, encourages sharing plates and is proven to avoid over eating which can occur when watching tv/a computer at the same time
  • Sometimes it is not hunger that you are feeling but thirst, so try drinking before going all out on a big meal
  • Eat slowly to help digestion and so your brain can process how full you are getting
  • Avoid eating late at night, digestion occurs best when your body is at its highest levels of energy
  • Throughout the day, try eating periodically to keep up your metabolism
  • Do not skip breakfast!

Exercising on a Healthy Diet

Keeping active can help you to maintain weight loss or simply improve your health and it doesn’t always necessarily mean spending hours in the gym. Other options include:

  • Walking more: getting of the bus or train a stop early, taking the dog for a walk, even walking around a shopping mall!
  • Start a new exercise class: there are many new and creative options out there
  • Maintain¬†activity levels: instead of sitting in front of the tv try doing yoga stretches while watching your favourite show
  • Sleep well: get a good night’s sleep so feel more refreshed and active the next day