Adopting the habit to eat healthily and following a diet plan that strictly follows all guidelines can become quite challenging but offers its perks in the long run. People normally have a misguided assumption towards diet plans when it comes to healthy eating habits. They assume that diet plans are related to depriving people of the food they love, getting thin and following a path to starvation. Here is where people need to clear this stereotypical judgement. Healthy eating has been noticed to bring liveliness into the lives of people, brightening up their moods, rejuvenating their energy and improving their health (Taylor, Evers, & McKenna 2005). Following a health-friendly diet plan is pretty simple and doesn’t require much, except for cutting away the carb increasing foods and cutting down on general consumption of fast foods (Willett 2011).
Numerous surveys have responded with healthy eating habits being one of the major contributors towards assisting people in improving their overall mood, maintaining a steady weight and avoiding certain health-related problems (Conner, Norman, & Bell 2002). Avoidance of certain food types including consumption of processed meant, packed meals, takeout’s and sugar enriched snacks can lead people to develop symptoms of ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and worst of all schizophrenia. There have been cases where people were found with elevated stress levels, depression and anxiety issues that eventually led to the high risk factor of suicide among the young populous.
Following a healthy diet doesn’t necessarily need to be associated with a complex and complicated structure pattern to follow. People can follow a simple diet plan that fits their needs while adding important nutrition diets in their schedule too. Consumption of natural food can assist in an overall improvement in the way you feel, think and look as well. The Harvard healthy eating pyramid brings about their latest research into best nutritional diets. The pyramid consists of different food types that assist in certain criteria but following the layout is simpler than most diet plans present today.
Conner, M., Norman, P., & Bell, R. (2002). The theory of planned behavior and healthy eating. Health psychology, 21(2), 194.
Willett, W. (2011). Eat, drink, and be healthy: the Harvard Medical School guide to healthy eating. Simon and Schuster.
Taylor, J. P., Evers, S., & McKenna, M. (2005). Determinants of healthy eating in children and youth. Canadian Journal of Public Health/Revue Canadienne de Sante’e Publique, S20-S26.
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