In the world of health and fitness developing a healthy nutrition plan is as important as, even more important, than your exercise plan. Both go hand in hand and if you are serious about getting fit and staying fit, it’s in your best interest to learn the basics of getting enough exercise but more importantly, what a healthy nutrition plan is.
The Basics of a Healthy Nutrition Plan
Here we’re going to give you that basic understanding and some ideas to set you in the motion of thinking the right way nutrition. By no means are we able to cover all the details, so in this report we’ll stick to the basics of a simple healthy nutrition plan.
You already know that it’s important to eat correctly and as the old saying goes “you are what you eat!” rings true. You know that if you eat too much you’ll tend to be overweight and on the opposite end of that spectrum, if you eat too little you will be thin, sickly and suffer from malnourishment.
What we need is a well-balanced approach to a healthy nutrition plan.
In this learning series will cover some things you’ve probably already heard before and if that’s you, just use these guidelines as a healthy nutrition “refresher”. Chances are that you’ll grab a few good tips out of this either way.
At the end of this guide we’ll talk about how combining certain foods can also be a big benefit to you too. Combining the right foods can help you jump start your metabolism and get you in the losing weight mode fast. We’ll also cover a little information about eating raw foods and the importance of detoxifying. So let’s get started…
Eating the right food is important to a healthy nutrition plan.
Everyone knows and agrees that you need food to survive. Finding good quality food and fresh drinking water has been at the center of our existence as humans beings since our beginnings. We can survive, albeit not as comfortably, without a house, vehicle, and fancy clothes but give it a few days without water and a few weeks without food and simply put – We’re toast!
You can find the evidence of this can in many third world countries where malnutrition runs rampant. Where they do have some food, the food that is available does not meet the daily nutritional requirements for the body. Many times the food that is available is in such short supply and there’s not enough food for anything that even resembles a healthy nutrition plan. All too many people feel lucky when they are able to eat just once a day!
This is extremely difficult and hard on the body especially for growing children.
Your body requires food for the energy you expend with every movement you make; even breathing requires effort and energy from your body. This effort needs food to fuel that function.
Eating the right food helps keep our body in top condition and ensures that our body performs correctly and to its potential. When you eat healthy nutritional foods you feel and look better. All of your vital organs work better when fed properly and you can see physical evidence of this in your hair and skin.
A word about healthy nutrition and diets
Everywhere you look nowadays you’ll find a barrage of information on diets, weight loss and exercise plans both old ones and the next new fad. To say the least, it can be overwhelming trying to pick and choose what diet you should do.
They all seem to tout “We’re the best”.
The danger with this sea of information lies in the fact that for most people, if you don’t know what to do, you’ll do nothing at all. That’s a normal reaction but the fact is that if you do nothing at all, you’ll stay on the same path you are already on.
You’ve heard the advertisements… Low carb diets, no carb diets, Atkins diet, the Paleo diet, Weight Watchers, South Beach, and the list goes on…
Some of these diets are really good diets but some are also so restrictive that you will never last long enough doing them to accomplish your goals and that is very disheartening.
When looking at changing the way you eat, you need to look at it just that way. You’re changing the way you eat, not that you are “going on a diet”. Look at it as a healthy lifestyle change and start changing it gradually over time. In other words, don’t associate it with dieting when what you’re really wanting is a long term healthy nutrition plan for eating better.
If you’re the kind of person that likes to have a regimen to follow then following a preplanned diet might be your very best choice. Go ahead and read the rest of this Healthy Nutrition guide and apply the principles when you are looking for the best diet for you to follow.
Another point is that you might have to try a couple of different diet plans to find the one that works best for your body. There’s nothing wrong with mixing and matching different elements from different diets to develop something that will work best for you.
Again, just follow and apply some of the principles in this guide. As you continue reading you’ll gain a pretty good basic understanding of how to proceed. With that thought in mind let’s move on to “A Healthy Nutrition Plan Starts with the New Food Pyramid” so that we have a better understanding of what to eat and how often.