All About A Balanced Diet

What Is In A Healthy Balanced Diet Explained.

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A Balanced Diet consists of predominantly a well balanced variety of lean meats and fibrous fruit and vegetables. Commonly known as “complex carbs”, or slow absorbing carbohydrates. However, being “balanced”, it’s not as strict in comparison to Other Diets

Eating well balanced meals with a variety of foods will likely give you an abundance of all the different nutrients that they each provide. It has a low risk of leaving your body malnourished from essential vitamins and minerals to operate effectively.

In short, it’s more about eating within the right amount of calories and macro levels, while maintaining balanced healthy eating habits overall. At the same time, it’s easier to start and manage, having less restrictions on food.

What Is In A Balanced Diet?

Typically a balanced diet Macro Breakdown will be around 20 to 30 Percent of calories coming from fats. 45 to 65 percent from Carbohydrates (Carbs). And, 10 to 35 Percent of calories coming from protein over a 24 hour period. These ratios are similar to the Anti-Inflam, Celiac, Paleo, and Mediterranean Diets, but differ a lot from Diets such as; Keto or Low Carb.

See the diet comparison chart below for a detailed breakdown of each Diet.

Diet Chart Comparing: Balanced, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Palio, And Ketogenic Diets

How Does It Work?

A balanced diet focuses on using energy that is created from your body from eating Carbohydrates. They are broken down into glucose sugars and then absorbed into the body.  

The balanced Diet is one of the Easiest Diets to start and maintain. This is because it’s not as “strict” on limitations to foods like Keto, Vegan, or Gluten-Free Diets. Instead, it has more stern guidelines. It is up to you how strict you want to be.

Benefits of A Balanced Diet

There are many benefits gained from eating a well balanced Diet, which include:

  • You will reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • You’ll have lower risks of getting type 2 diabetes.
  • It can help lower high blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of certain cancers.
  • You will gain better control over your weight management.
  • Feel both mentally and physically healthy and energized.
A Healthy Balanced Diet Example of a Meal Idea.

The Main Principles Are To Eat Under Your Calorie Deficit

The main principle is to eat less than your daily calorie deficit (healthily). You can do this by following these guidelines:

  • Try and maintain the macro ratios for each meal, and for the day overall
  • Spread your meals out to around 2-3 hours apart.
  • Try to eat complex and slow absorbing carbs.
  • Avoid overeating simple and fast absorbing carbs. The best time to consume simple carbs is around times directly before or after you exercise.
  • Limit your added fats and added sugars.

Dieting Motivation And Support

Changing your eating, sleeping or exercise routines can be very hard both physically and mentally in the beginning. We can become short tempered and moody, and motivation can sometimes get tough. This is why it’s always an amazing idea to have a support network of some kind to pick you up when these moments arise

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Another Million Dollar Dieting Tip You'll Never Forget

Changing your diet quickly can drive your cravings through the roof, and you might be more tempted than not to start snacking on things.

Although this is not a terrible thing, if it’s healthy and it’s controlled that is to say. This can also start to add up in calories quite quickly over the day.

Instead, try to have 1 to 2 cups of water with every meal and between meals. Water is a natural hunger suppressant. This will help give the sensation of feeling fuller for longer, reduce your snacking and added calories, and is a healthiest practice in general.

A Balanced Diet Meal Plan Idea.

Measure And Compare Your Results

Unless you thoroughly enjoy Dieting for the fun of it, measuring and comparing your results is one of the most important steps. Limiting your life with a diet can become draining both physically and mentally

It’s important to make sure you make the progress you want, and if it is sustainable, keep going. Otherwise, remember to take a break after a good effort, refresh, and then either go again. Or, try another type of diet or eating plan that may be more suited to your lifestyle and mental enjoyment.

How To Start A Balanced Diet

Always remember to consult your health professional if you have any health concerns at all. Otherwise, try these following steps to start your Balanced Diet Today!

  1. Learn and understand how calories and macros work with weight loss.

  2. Try out a Food Tracking Journal, see if it helps. These include quick how-to guides, cheat sheets, shopping lists, and let you easily track and measure how you’re going. They’re also quite compact, so taking them with you to the supermarket, or to workout shouldn’t be a problem.

  3. Research New Balanced Diet Recipes.

  4. Throw away any bad foods, and go grocery shopping for your Diet.

  5. Well done, the prep work is done and you’re ready to start!

  6. Start your first day of dieting. If you can it will make it easy on you if you plan and meal prep for 1 to 3 days in advance. We all understand how busy life can get, so being prepared in advance will make a world of difference!

  7. This is a guide, but try to aim to diet for around 30 to 90 days. If you are feeling good, keep going! If not, review your results if you have been tracking them and see if you can see what has changed.

  8. Review your results and compare how you are going compared to the beginning.

  9. Once you’ve met your goal weight, Remeasure Your Calorie Deficit Amount, and try to maintain your food intake at that current level. Or, relax a little more if you feel comfortable.

  10. Always remember to take a break from dieting. Limiting your body in general is not good to do for long periods of time, and mentally it can be very taxing and even start to make you become obsessive. This is when you need to dial it back, re-group and then try again over time.

A Balanced Diet Food Journal

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