10:11 pm - Thursday March 23, 2017

DIET – WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

by GayathiryMurugiah

“I’m on diet!”, most common phrase utter by women of all ages. When we asked several people of their opinion, this is what we found out;

“Taking meals that will help to reduce weight” – 19 years old student.
“A balanced and healthy meal” – 21 years old student teacher.
“Eating less food to lose weight” – 24 years old university student.
“Food that we eat are called diet” – 36 years old executive.
“A balanced meal taken on time” – 54 years old retiree.

food-pyramid9056539Diet is defined as taking a well-balanced meal that includes food from all categories – carbohydrate, protein, fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Eating a balanced meal on time is the first step for healthy weight management. Ladies, take note: balanced diet is not exclusive for overweight people;it also fits for those who want to maintain an ideal weight.

Depriving your body of food will cause your systems to go haywire. It will not ensure a smooth and healthy lifestyle. Hence, no matter how busy or where you are, remember to take your meals on a consistent time in a suitable amount.

Design your meals using a food pyramid as a guide. It will give you an idea of the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals to add to your diet.

Let’s lead a healthy and beneficial lifestyle by following the first step: eating a well-balanced meal on time!

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