Are you considering improving your diet? Do you want to change your diet? It is not always easy to change a habit when we are already used to it, and it can be even more difficult when it comes to food.
If you have looked at your fridge and your pantry and the foods you see do not just convince you that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet and you want to put an end to the situation to start taking care of yourself and eating better, we recommend reading this article where we give you all the keys to be able to eat healthier.
You will learn why you must make a complete diet that provides you with all the necessary nutrients for the body and with the daily calories that you need.
So that you do not find it complicated, we tell you that the diet always starts at the supermarket, since what you are going to eat during the week is going to be based on what you have bought at large stores. We also help you with home training to complete your healthy habits.
Where do you start to have healthy eating habits?
We want to give you some easy tips to put into practice that will help you a lot when it comes to eating a healthy diet:
- We should look at the refrigerator and the pantry the ingredients we have to eat. It is advisable to get rid as much as possible of those foods that have large amounts of added sugar, trans fats (we have seen in other articles how harmful these fats are for health), those foods that have to be made in the fryer (although a healthy alternative is to make them in the oven instead of the fryer), frozen foods, etc. The idea is that we do not have these foods at home so as not to fall into temptation and end up eating them.
- Think about the menus of the week, or of the month, according to the frequency with which we make the purchase. In this way, when we go to buy we will only buy those ingredients that we need to prepare the dishes of our diet.
- It has always been said that a trick to save at the time of making the purchase is to go shopping without being hungry, so as not to overspend. Well, this trick will also help us with our diet since it will prevent us from buying snacks to snack between meals or to eat them while we are buying, which means skipping the diet which is not good at all. If we do not, both our belly and our pocket will thank us.
If you put these tips into practice, you will reduce the amount of fat, sugar and more foods that are not good for your health, this will fill you with vitality and energy, it will also help you to be healthier and in a better mood.
What foods should I include in my diet to eat healthier at home?
The composition of your diet will depend on the objectives you have. Since a person who wants to lose weight should not eat the same as someone who wants to gain weight by increasing their muscle mass. In addition, the diet must also adapt to each person’s age, height, weight, sex and health status.
That is why first of all you must define what is your goal with this new diet. To help you reach your goal more quickly, the ideal is to accompany it daily exercise, if you enter our exercise page at home you will find training plans that will help you with your goal.
When you have it clear, you have to look for those foods that cover the nutritional needs that you have, it should cover the amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, water and minerals that you need per day.
Depending on the objective and the type of body you have, you will have to eat some or other of these nutrients. These amounts should not be eaten all at the first meal of the day, but rather be feared to be distributed throughout the day. In addition, there must be a balance between all the different types of nutrients that we eat.
In this way, carbohydrates have to represent between 55 and 60% of the total kcal we ingest in a day; as for fats, they have to assume between 25 and 30%; as for proteins they will have to be between 12 and 15%.
It is important to eat the amount we need a day, because if we do not, our body will not have enough nutrients and will think that it has to store fat in case it needs them later, this goes against our objective of losing body fat. In addition, we will avoid pecking between meals, this or we can get 5 meals a day. Do not forget to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water, to keep us properly hydrated.
As you can see, making a good purchase is of vital importance because our daily diet will be based on what we have bought at the supermarket. If we do not buy fatty or high sugar foods, we will avoid eating them at home. In this way we will improve our diet and our health, shortly after starting you will see that your body likes this healthy diet and that is what I needed and you will not find it difficult to buy healthy foods.
If you do not know how to prepare a nutritional plan that fits your needs and helps you achieve your goals, you can enter the diets section of our website where you will find 5 meals a day regimens and step by step to do every dish at home If one of the recipes you do not like, you can substitute another one that we propose. In addition, so you know what nutrients it gives you we give you the nutritional information of each dish.