Is your diet secretly holding you back?


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Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English diete, from Anglo-French, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita, literally, manner of living, from diaitasthai to lead one’s life
Date: 13th century

1 a : food and drink regularly provided or consumed b : habitual nourishment c : the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason d : a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight <going on a diet>

Balanced meals should make up your daily diet. There are several opinions, and different views of a balanced diet.

Balanced meals should be eaten every 2-3 hours. A balanced meal consists of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. An example of a balanced breakfast may be turkey bacon (protein and fat) along with cereal and milk (carbohydrates and dairy). An example of a balanced snack may be an apple (carbohydrate) along with a serving of almonds (fat and protein). Fiona Wilkinson wrote on Suite101, “Eating almonds in moderation promotes lower cholesterol levels, prevents heart disease and can help with weight loss”.

There are some foods that make you feel fuller more than others. According to Jen Laskey, research shows that protein ranks high on the scale of foods that make us feel fuller longer. High protein foods also give a feeling of satisfaction more so than other foods. In addition, foods  higher in fiber will fill you up faster while consuming fewer calories.

In addition, eating a well balanced diet you will get most of the vitamins and minerals your body requires on a daily basis.

Plan balanced meals, using clean, whole foods to make yourself look and feel better.

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3 Responses to “Is your diet secretly holding you back?”

  1. I always wondered when I went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant, I would fill up and an hour later I would be starved again. No matter what I picked off the menu, and believe me I am a big meat eater. So the balance of carbs and protein would always be weighed heavier on the later. Maybe it’s something they put into the food. Maybe that chicken was actually Lassie and now we know that canines do not fill you up.

  2. phit_admin says:

    I think it is that the noodles and white rice are high on the glycemic index. Those simple carbs don’t stick with you, making us hungry faster. That would be my guess anyway. :)

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