If you are wondering how you can be healthier this year, one place that you can always start with is with your diet. After all, what you eat is of primary importance when you are trying to be healthy, so any changes you make there are bound to be worthwhile and to make a huge difference overall.
This is a collaborative post
But what kind of diet changes should you be making, and can you be sure that they are the right ones? In this article, we’ll look at a number of diet changes that are bound to be effective in improving almost anyone’s health.
It is challenging to give out nutritional advice to populations, as people’s bodies respond so differently to food that it is impossible to really say what works for everybody. It’s a little like saying that everyone responds badly to alcohol - it’s simply not true. However, if there is one thing that we can say is generally applicable across the board, it is that plants should take up the majority of your diet. As long as you are eating mostly plants, you are probably doing well on the diet front. But that means eating a wide variety of plants, not just anything, and it means that you need to be aware of the different kinds that you have to eat too. However, as long as you do that, you will find that your diet is much improved in no time, and you are going to have a much healthier future.
Although they might look like the same thing, being plant-based and vegan are distinct. With the plant-based diet, you are merely ensuring that the majority of what you eat is a whole food plant. In veganism, you are avoiding animal products altogether resolutely, and that is much more challenging. However, it too has some wonderful health benefits, especially if you are a little overweight and you would like to lose some weight fast. Besides, the vegan diet can actually be truly delicious if you know how to do it - just take a look at this marinated tofu sushi for a little inspiration. Veganism might not be for everybody, but it’s certainly something you should think about if you want to be healthier.
In general, we eat too much in this culture. We have been conditioned to think that our bodies need a lot of food to function properly - and that conditioning is deep enough that we have associated the rumbling belly with hunger. In fact, when a belly rumbles, it is merely a sign that it is digesting the previously eaten food, and not an immediate sign that you should eat more. If anything, you should allow your stomach to rest for a while longer before eating again. If you want to be healthier in 2020, eating less on the whole is definitely a good way to go about it, so this is something that you might want to consider too. Once you try it, you’ll see how easy it is.