November 2, 2018
How to Get Healthy Without Trying the Latest Fad Diet
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With so many fad diets getting so much attention in social media, the news, and probably even in your friend group, it’s hard to decide what’s right for you. Dr. Mia is here to help.
Instead of making drastic dietary changes that you most likely won’t be able to maintain remember that slow and steady wins the race. Try these small, but significant changes to your diet to start your journey to a healthier and happier you.
Eat all day.
You read that right. Instead of eating three large meals in the morning, afternoon, and evening, eat 5 to 6 small, healthy meals throughout the day to decrease hunger and curb unhealthy cravings.
Keep your balance.
While everyone else is trying the latest high-fat diet, low-carb craze, feel free to simply stick to well-balanced meals. Yes, of course, you should minimize sugar and simple carbs. But you also need to eat a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Shoot for 60 to 70 grams of protein per day, two servings of fruit per day, and three servings of vegetables. Also, drink half your weight (in ounces) of water per day.
Instead of trying to completely cut out carbs, just be sure to opt for carbs with a low glycemic index.
The Glycemic Index, or GI, is a ranking of carbohydrates in foods based on how they affect your blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed, and metabolized and therefore cause a slower rise in blood glucose levels.
According to the American Diabetes Association, examples of carbohydrate-containing foods with a low GI include dried beans and legumes (such as kidney beans and lentils), non-starchy vegetables, some starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, most fruit, and many whole-grain breads and cereals (such as barley, whole wheat bread, rye bread, and all-bran cereal).
Other examples include rolled or steel-cut oatmeal (NOT instant oatmeal), corn, carrots, and peas.
Clean your plate.
To control your portions, simply put less on your plate (or put less food in your lunch box). And when you’re eating out have half of your meal boxed immediately.
Remember every body is different and pre-existing conditions must be taken into consideration, so be sure to consult your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet.
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