In today’s world, it seems like everything is either good or bad for you. For example, red wine is good for your heart, but sugar will give you diabetes; salmon is great for your Omega-3 but too much fish can give you mercury poisoning; and so on. In this constant game of whac-a-mole between good and bad nutrients, it’s easy to get confused about what’s best for your health. However, the truth is that it all comes down to moderation. Here are some tips on how to eat everything in moderation so you can enjoy life while staying healthy!
Don’t be afraid of fats
While it’s true that some fats are bad for your health (e.g., processed oils), others are extremely beneficial. Some of these healthy fats include salmon, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocados. Although fat is often seen as something to avoid, it’s actually essential to a healthy diet because it contributes to cell growth and regulates blood glucose levels. Therefore, if you want to eat everything in moderation and make sure you get enough calories in your diet, it’s important to consume fats. The best approach is to eat unprocessed, real foods that contain fat naturally. The same is true of natural sugars and more. Generally, these things are good for you if they are naturally in the foods, not processed.
Good carbs are your friend
Carbs get a bad rap because most people eat too many of the bad kind, such as cookies and soda. However, there are also good carbs that are beneficial to your health, such as oats and brown rice. These are digested slowly, which means they provide a steady release of energy and prevent blood sugar spikes. Eating too few carbs can be unhealthy because you’ll probably end up eating too many fats and proteins. For example, if you only eat meat without any grains or vegetables, you’re probably not getting enough vitamins or minerals. Therefore, when you’re considering eating everything in moderation, make sure you’re getting a good amount of carbohydrates so your body can function optimally.
Be aware of your portion sizes
Portion control is important to prevent overindulging on anything. For example, blueberries are a healthy food but if you eat 10 cups of them a day, you’re probably taking in too many calories for your weight and lifestyle goals, even if you tell yourself that it’s okay because they are “healthy”. The same could be said for salmon, steak, avocados, or any other healthy food that you shouldn’t be eating too much of. The same rule applies for healthy foods as for unhealthy ones – moderation is key. Even if something is healthy, if you eat too much of it, it’ll quickly cause problems. For more “unhealthy” items like chips, try pouring a set amount in a bowl instead of eating straight out of the bag to avoid overindulging.
Don’t deprive yourself
It’s important to eat a range of foods, even if they’re not always the healthiest. When you deprive yourself of foods that you enjoy, it can easily turn into an unhealthy obsession. This can lead to binges and unhealthy relationships with food, which are not only bad for your health but can also be dangerous. If you love burgers, pizza, or any other food, then it’s perfectly fine to eat them occasionally – just in moderation. These foods are some of the best parts of life. We love to eat! Family dinners are crucial to our lives. We love to sit around the table and share some pasta, perfect with texas toast. We love to eat Chinese takeout with friends on the beach. If you feel like you’re depriving yourself of foods that you enjoy, then you’re probably being too strict with your diet and could benefit from a more moderate approach. Remember that restriction equals resentment.