Written by Jessica Shelburne
At the beginning of each year, many people partake in the tradition of setting goals to better their livelihood. A common resolution is to create a healthier lifestyle including weight loss and overall fitness. Quickly, gyms become crowded with people aiming to lose weight and get fit.
An alternative way to achieve similar goals (and avoid the sweaty hustle) is by hitting the kitchen and adopting a healthy diet. Shawn Talbott, a nutritional biochemist, states, “weight loss is generally 75% diet and 25% exercise…people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart.”
But how does one “eat smart”? Nutritional needs vary between each person, and there are many different weight management meal plans that can be followed to become a better version of oneself.
A balanced low-carb diet with a higher intake of proteins, fruits and vegetables provides high quality nutrition and can help keep a slimmer figure. Conversely, a diet that consists of high-carb or high-fat intake and lots of protein is also effective if someone is looking to bulk up. Either way, it is important to consume, not cut, calories in order to maintain a regular metabolism.
For optimal health and results, it is imperative to be familiar with the dietary needs and restrictions of one’s body before adopting a new diet plan. Learning about one’s body and setting achievable goals in the healthiest way to get the body one wants in 2019 and for the future. Just like exercise, eating healthy works best when one develops and stick to a plan. Let’s eat!