The amount and type of food you eat has a major influence on your health and lifestyle. Despite what certain fad diets would have you believe, we all need a balance of carbs, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals to sustain a healthy life. We know this is going to sound like your mom, but let’s admit it is essential to feeling great, having more energy, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you are not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you will find another one saying exactly the opposite.
Many dietitians agree there is no such thing as a “superfood”. The overall balance of the diet is what really matters. No single food will provide all the nutrients we really need and neither can one meal. A good diet should include a wide range of foods from each of the different food groups.
To set yourself up for success, think about planning a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps rather than one big drastic change. If you approach the changes gradually and with commitment, you will have a healthy diet sooner than you think. You may focus on finding foods you love and easy recipes that incorporate a few fresh ingredients. Start slow and make changes to your eating habits over time. As your small changes become habit, you can continue to add more healthy choices to your diet. You don’t have to be perfect and don’t eliminate foods you enjoy to have a healthy diet. This video aims at bringing you more information on balanced nutrition and daily calories so that you can design your own balanced diet.