Saturday, October 23, 2010
It is possible to come up with over a hundred different kinds of tips for weight loss. Some tips would be hard because they involve counting calories, while others are just easy guidelines, which when followed correctly, weight loss becomes easy. One of these simple weight loss concepts is to always eat in moderation.
Variety and balance are important attributes of a healthful eating plan. Perhaps the hardest component of all, though, is moderation. In this world where we are bombarded with the questions: “would you like to super-size that?” and “would you like the Combo meal?” eating a moderate amount of food can be very challenging. One of the keys to moderation is recognizing and honoring the body’s hunger and fullness cues.
Balance really has to do with mixing and matching the types of food we eat to make sure we get enough of the nutrients we need plenty of, and not too much of the ones we tend to overdo. By using a balanced eating plan, we get just the right amount of the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, water and fat that our bodies need -- and no more. This also helps us get the calories needed for day-to-day activities, but not excessive calories beyond our bodies’ needs.