Skip to main content

5 Things You Should Consider Before Going On A Diet

A healthy balanced meal is no different from going on a diet. Food is essentially the most important component of any diet, so, if you are starving yourself, you have probably got some details wrong. Despite what you read in diet books and newspapers, healthy eating could be quite straightforward and simple. Here is a list of five things to consider before going on a diet.

One diet doesn’t fit all!

What worked for your friend might not work for you. Asessment is the key to knowing what your needs are. Have a thorough assessment of your nutritional needs, body composition and medical conditions before you even think of starting a new diet pattern. This will also give a direction to your diet and you could then choose food items and exercise patterns to suit your needs.

Know your health goals and set smaller achievable targets

Do you want to lose weight so that you look good at your cousins wedding or is it because you want better control over your diabetes. It is helpful to know, why you have decided to go on a diet, so that you can set specific and attainable health goals. Don’t try to shed that weight overnight, instead aim at losing a couple of kg’s each month. Essentially, make goals that you can stick to in the long run. Can you stay away from rice and fish curry for the rest of your life?

Is your diet safe?

If you haven’t seen a qualified nutritionist, and have taken the diet chart off the internet, you might want to know if your diet has any scientific reasoning or whether it’s just another fad/crash diet. There is plenty of information on the net and all of it might not be true. Look for authentic websites with references to research journals.

Are you meeting your needs?

It is crucial that you still receive all macronutrients and micronutrients even when you go on your diet. Ask yourself, are you depriving yourself of key nutrients carbohydrates, proteins and fats, all of which provide energy for your day to day metabolic activities and helps in body building and growth.

Make sure if you really need any dietary supplements

Do you really need that calcium supplement or protein supplements? Remember there is no miracle drink or churna (powders) that can make you lose weight without changing your faulty eating habits. It’s more like no pain, no gain! If you see an ad on television or in the newspaper and are unsure about its safety, seek professional help from your physician and a registered dietitian.

Remember to make eating a joyous occasion by including plenty of variety in your meals. See meal times as an opportunity to bond with friends, colleagues and family and to build memories to nourish and cherish your body.  It is indeed rightly said, there is no diet that will do what healthy eating does!


Popular posts from this blog

15 healthy reasons to eat mangoes

Mango is called the king of fruits not just for its taste and super flashy yellow colour, but also for the array of health benefits it offers. We give you 15 healthy reasons why you should stock up on mangoes this summer. Fights cancer Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Keeps cholesterol in check Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Skin cleanser Mangoes help you unclog your pores and add freshness to the face. Mangoes are applicable to any skin type. Alkalises the body According to natural health, mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body. Weight loss Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function o


Dr. Manish Jain (MBBS) is an health expert from delhi & dealing with lifestyle Diseases we face in daily life. he informs that your daily habits are responsible for most of your current & future diseases , according to the World Health Organization, is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity" if you are not sick that doesnt mean you are healthy but not having any disease is component of health, which can be promoted by encouraging healthful activities, such as regular physical exercise and adequate sleep, and by reducing or avoiding unhealthful activities or situations, such as smoking or excessive stress. Good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the foundations of healthy living. A healthy lifestyle keeps you fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease. 1) Adding 6-8hour sleep like we give rest to electronic items so they can function in better manner, proper sleep to your body

Enjoy monsoon with care, 14 care tips to stay healthy

  Monsoon brings with itself the promise of rain, new life and an escape from the heat and humidity of summer. However, it is not just humans who love the rainy season. Plants, animals, bacteria and viruses enjoy it just as much. As a result, while we might love taking a walk in the rain, diving into a puddle in the field or just enjoying freshly cut fruit on the road, it certainly isn’t entirely harmless.  For you to stay safe and enjoy the rains to the fullest, we prepared a list of simple health tips. 1. Increase vitamin C intake Monsoon is the perfect time for viruses and bacteria to thrive. You will notice that it is this time of the year when viral fevers, allergic reactions and other viral infections are most rampant. Similarly, the air has more bacteria during this time than at any other point. To remain healthy, you need to increase your immunity. One of the easiest ways of doing that is increasing your Vitamin C intake. Eat sprouts, fresh green vegetables and oranges to have