Healthy Diet – About Eating Happily To Live Healthily (Ever After)

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Is Eating Happily Possible Without any Consequences?

For the majority of us, long gone are days that the sole purpose of eating was satisfying the hunger*. Nowadays, food is more about pleasure than a necessity and cooking is often more about passion than a chore. Now, it is about eating happily delicious and beautiful looking food while enjoying the company and surroundings.

However, is eating happily possible without any consequences? Can we enjoy food without worrying about our waistline and all diseases caused by food? Luckily the answer is positive: yes we can, BUT we have to follow a healthy diet.

 

How to be on a Healthy Diet?

What really is a healthy diet? It probably means something slightly different to each of us. Some people will say it is about reducing salt or saturated fat intake, others – that about eating more fruits and vegetables. Somebody else may suggest eliminating animal products. So who is right? Possibly all of these answers are correct because there is not just one way of eating healthy. However, to make sure our way is, we shouldn’t concentrate on one aspect of our diet only. We should take a holistic approach and remember these key characteristics of any healthy diet:

  • Adequacy – every day we should eat sufficient amounts of food from each of the nutrient groups: carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals (so no point of avoiding carbs;-))
  • Balance – on a daily basis we should eat food that represents each of the food groups: proteins, grains, pulses, dairy, vegetables and fruit,
  • Variety – it is better to consume many different ingredients in small portions than a few in massive quantities and also
  • Correct amounts of calories and nutrients (please check this post to find out how many calories you should have per day).

If we follow all of the above guidelines, our diet will provide us with adequate nutrients that will promote our health and if not prevent, then at least reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

And what about “bad” food that is often connected with eating happily? The food that evokes a smile on our faces and at the same time causes remorse? Having an occasional exception from the rule of maintaining a healthy diet is alright as long as this is an exception and not the rule. Because there are no “bad” foods, there are only bad diets.

 

* I am referring to the readers of my blog. Sadly, as we probably all know, hunger is still among the most serious global problems of the world today.

 

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  • Love the stuff you put in, I learned lots of inputs from your content. A healthy, for an individual who eats nothing but healthy. Keep it up Agnieszka you're the best. God Bless and stay safe always.

    • Wow, thank you so much for such a nice comment! You certainly have made my day :)

  • Yes, eating healthy is the way to go. I have been vegan for over thirty years now.

    But you know what is mind boggling is how one can be taking complete care of themself and get sick or die early. And, someone else can not be taking care of themself all that well and live a fairly long issue free life.

    I know a lady who lived into her hundreds who smoked all of her life.

    Each individual is different. Sometimes it's genetics, sometimes it may just be luck.

    • Kudos to you, LaToya, for being vegan for all these years! I still occasionally eat meat {probably less than once per month}.
      I agree with you, it seems a bit unfair... However, since we don't know in which group we are {lucky/with good gens or not}, it is still better to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
      Best regards :)

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