As you’ve probably come to realize, we love food here on SheEvolves. Not only do we have our resident chef, Mpho Deane for all our food needs. But we all agree that good food is a must in life. Not only for the flavor and goodness, but also as a way to connect us all, create memories and cement traditions. But as with all good things, food needs to be take in moderation. This means having your cake, so to speak, but making sure to have your vegetables too. After all, a good meal os BOTH tasty and nutritious. And leave you feeling energized and good instead of bloated and sick. But what is a balanced diet?
Although the title suggests going on an actual diet to lose weight, having a balanced diet means the opposite. Instead of cutting foods out this way of eating encourages embracing all sorts of foods within moderation. This means ensuring your meals are filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains and only a little bit of refined foods meat and soft drinks. Not only will this foster a healthy relationship with food where you wont have to feel like you are depriving yourself. But it allows you to be flexible to life and all it has to offer.
Apart from the mental effects, having a balanced diet can also help prevent a variety of eating disorders, mental and health issues that may sometimes arise from going cold turkey and cutting stuff out just because it’s not high fiber or very nutritious. A good rule of thumb is using the 80/20 rule. This means eating healthy nutritious foods 80% of the time and having other foods only 20% of the time.
So ladies, what is your idea of having a balanced diet?