There’s an old saying that goes, “You are what you eat.”
And while that may not be true in a literal sense, there’s a lot of truth to the saying nonetheless. What we put into our bodies has a direct impact on our physical and mental health. That’s why it’s so important to make sure we’re eating healthy.
In order to live well, we need to eat well. But what does that mean, exactly?
Eating well means consuming the right mix of nutrients in order for our bodies to function at their optimal capacities. In order to achieve this, we must incorporate everything from vitamins and minerals, to proteins and fibers, into our diets in an effort to make smarter choices about what we are consuming. For example, opting for grilled chicken instead of fried chicken or choosing brown rice instead of white are both more health-conscious choices. These small changes can make a big difference in terms of our overall health.
Conversely, processed foods are often high in unhealthy fats, sodium, and added sugars. They can also be lacking in important vitamins and minerals. When possible, choose whole, unprocessed foods instead of processed alternatives. Additionally, be sure to limit your intake of added sugars from things such as sweets, sugary drinks, or processed snacks. Too much sugar can lead to increasing health problems, over time.
Finally, eating well means being mindful of our portion sizes. Just because something is healthy doesn’t mean we can eat as much of it as we want. At the end of the day, it’s not just about eating the right things, it’s also about eating the right amount of each nutrient. Too much or too little of any one thing can lead to complications. We still need to be aware of how much we’re consuming so that we can make sure that we’re not over- or under- eating, but we believe following a balanced diet is always the way to go.
Latin Lite is a Fatbuster where you can choose your meals, according to your own personal needs. Contact us and let us help you enjoy your favorite comfort foods, while staying on track with your weight-loss goals! Till then, bon appetit!