What Makes Healthy Eating? | Stephen Coleclough
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What Makes Healthy Eating?

What Makes Healthy Eating?

Here’s the thing.

We can talk about healthy eating for years, but talk only helps so far.

Not everyone is content with guessing at what makes healthy eating, some people want to know.

What makes a healthy meal?

What should be avoided?

What should be consumed?

These are all pretty important questions, and we can’t blame you for trying to answer them.

To try and help you, we’re going to be taking a look at what makes a healthy meal up.

Fruit and veg – the good stuff

First up, fruit and veg.

This is the good stuff.

The healthy bits of your meal will primarily be fruits and vegetables.

The only thing to consider is that fruit has a lot of natural sugar in it, so it’s more of a dessert kind of thing.

However, it’s important to eat a wide selection of fruit and veg to make sure that you get all the benefits from them.

Try and have at least one portion of fruit or veg with every meal if you can, but the more you have the better.

The meat of the meal

Meat is another component of a healthy meal.

When we talk about meat however, we’re not thinking of burgers or sausages.

They’re processed and not all that good for you.

Instead, we’re looking at lean cuts of good meat, which doesn’t have anything added to it and isn’t processed.

This is good for a healthy and balanced diet, but can also cause heart problems if consumed in excess.

However, getting a regular intake of meat is still a good idea.

Carbs – the bane of diets

Carbohydrates make a lot of people very annoyed.

They’re easy to eat, make you feel full, but they’re also had in large amounts.

If you’re going to eat carbohydrates, it’s heavily advised that you moderate what you eat.

And the rest…

Sweets, cake, chocolate, crisps.

Anything you can think of that doesn’t look especially healthy probably isn’t.

These are the things that should be consumed in very strict moderation.

You do need sugar, because it provides glucose which helps the body.

However, too much and you wind up with weight gain that’s hard to shake off.

These things have to be eaten sparingly.

Overall, this should help to give you a pretty good idea of what a healthy meal looks like.

As you can see, it’s a lot about moderation.

Almost all foods should be eaten on a semi regular basis.

There’s a big danger of overeating, which leads to health problems and weight gain.

Obviously no one wants to deal with that, so you need to be thinking about what you eat.

A healthy meal is a balance – a combination of all the major food groups, and it’ll help when there’s not masses of food either.

Healthy eating is a real pain and we get that, but you just have to think about what you’re eating, and how it affects your body.

It’s important to make smart choices now, as opposed to later.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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