Cooking for a Healthy Diet

dietWhen it comes to going on a diet you need to make sure that what you’re eating will help you lose the weight you want as well as making sure you get enough calories so you don’t do harm to your body. It’s a very tricky slope when going on a diet for some because they either over due it or don’t do enough. You always hear about those people that go on a diet and don’t take in enough calories per day and either faint from fatigue or need to go to the emergency room. It’s important that when you go on a diet you plan out your meals to make sure you’re getting the right amount of calorie intake.

When it comes to eating on a diet while sugar, fat, salt and refined flours are not healthy in large amounts, I believe a little of everything, every now and then, does no harm and can be enjoyed. In general, I cut out salt when cooking, except on rare occasions. For sweetness, where possible, instead of sugar, I use honey, maple syrup, molasses, or raw cane sugar as a last resort. I try to use wholemeal pastas, breads and flours as much as possible. But if a dish demands otherwise, I will sometimes do otherwise. It’s what you do most of the time that’s important.

With food, the more you eat a certain way, the more you will naturally want to eat that way, and your body, or your appetite, will develop its own natural discipline, which you won’t have to impose artificially upon yourself. Whatever regime we adopt, we don’t have to be absolutist. We can be all too eager to make a religion out of every new diet fad and follow it like the members of a cult, unquestioning, with an all-or-nothing approach. It is important to bear in mind, with food, as with everything, there are no rules that cannot be broken when we choose to!

Just remember that when you go on a diet it’s important to set out a schedule and a plan to make sure you lose the weight healthily.


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