These days, healthy eating has become the least of our priorities. It only strikes us to eat better and start exercising when we start facing certain health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, PCOS, etc. The only way to improve the quality of our lives is by making lifestyle changes. Eating healthy and being physically active will help us manage and prevent the above-mentioned diseases, and also improve our mental health by reducing stress and depression. Making small dietary changes by eating a balanced diet will surely provide many advantages.

What is a balanced diet?

A balanced diet gives our body the nutrients it needs to function correctly on a day-to-day basis. it means choosing a variety of foods from the different food groups which are:

A good way to remember how much to include each food on the plate is to aim for around half the food to come from fruits and vegetables, around one quarter to be protein, and one quarter whole grains and starches.

Foods to avoid or limit on a healthy balanced diet include:

Benefits of following a balanced diet:

When trying to lose weight to achieve a healthier life, these are a few tips that can be followed on a daily basis to help one of any age to start shedding a few of those extra kilos:

Remember, the choices we make will define our future ahead. So, making healthy eating choices on a daily basis will give the energy needed throughout the day to work effectively and lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. 

For further knowledge and guidance for improving your health, consult an online dietitian available on our website. A dietitian is a health professional who can provide advice on nutrition, food and healthy eating choices. You can get yourself a diet plan customized according to your needs. A step towards a healthy lifestyle is just a click away.

Dt. Rabab Khozema Chobawala