Healthy eating-Do it easily!!

Is it possible to eat whatever you like and still be in a good shape? Is it possible to have an enjoyable diet that can give you the desired results? Is it possible to have a clean diet which is easy to follow? Well, let’s find out the answers to these questions.

Let me tell you something honestly. If you want the desired physique, you need to move in a certain direction. But, not just that, if you want to live healthy, with full energy. You need to follow a certain diet for that. No, I am not trying to sell you any diet here. I don’t do that here (or anywhere ), and you know that by now. What I am trying to do is, share an approach that can help you get the results you always wanted. This approach is reliable, and I am certain that it will work for everyone.

Let’s not waste any more time on the intro as no one reads it anyway.

The first thing in the approach is Eating at the right time. It is believed that, if you eat your meals at the appropriate times and within a proper gap, it will give you the best results. For this, you need to have at least 4-5 meals throughout the day, at similar times daily. Suppose you are having your breakfast at 8:30 am, then you can have your lunch at around 12:30-1 pm. Have some snacks around 3:30 pm and another at around 6 pm. You can have your dinner between 8-8:30 pm(9 pm max).

Note-This is not what you are supposed to follow, it’s just an example to give you a rough idea.

The first meal of the day is breakfast, never miss it. It should be energy-giving and should keep you full and energized until lunch. Lunch should not be as heavy as breakfast, but satiating. Then you can have some fruit around noon. Any fruits of your choosing. Before dinner, there’s another meal, it’s to satisfy those midday cravings. Then dinner should be light and don’t sleep immediately after dinner.

Here are some things which you should and should not be doing after a meal ⇉What to do (and what not to do) after a meal (That’s an FGW exclusive btw).

If you can follow a certain routine, your body will work according to this routine and will show positive results in your performance, energy, sleep, etc. Don’t believe me? Try it for a week.

I think this is a time when you sit down with pen & paper, and note down how and when you eat.

Brunch and Mid-night eating could be great occasionally, but if you are doing it regularly then you need to know that you are disrupting your internal cycle. That could affect your digestive process, appetite, might even spike blood sugar levels, cholesterol and hypertension.

FGW

This concept is not new, but not many people know about it. The idea is very simple. You eat all the good and healthy stuff 80% of the time and for the remaining 20% of the time, you eat whatever you feel like. See it like this: 80 % of the time you choose health. 20% you choose cheat meal/treat meal/ your favorite food.

This is instead an enjoyable idea because if you follow this you need not eat with guilt, you need not worry about not eating your favorite food, and you don’t need to worry about not getting results. I have seen many trainers suggesting me a diet where I have to stop eating my favorites and eat only boiled food and eat less. If you guys have forgotten, I am losing weight and I have received such suggestions a lot. Trust me I never followed that BS. Practically, it’s not feasible and fun. I am eating my favorites, but in moderation and till now I have lost _____ kg (No spoilers).

You should not punish yourself in the name of diet. If you’re eating healthy 80% of the time. The 20% is completely yours. Here we are not focusing on being perfect, we are focusing on feeling good. You can do 80-20 for a week or for a day, but do not go overboard if you want specific results. I have made some sacrifices but still eat my favorite here and there.

Note-Along with 80-20 rule, indulge yourself in the workout. Do regular exercise.

Confused? Here are some helpful blogs:- Creative workout ideas( It’s gonna be fun), How to start an exercise routine

Fibers and protein are essential in the diet and must be included in the diet.

Fibers or fibres ( why there are 2 spellings -_- ) help in bowel movement, control blood sugar levels and help in lowering Mr C (Cholesterol).

Protein helps in building muscle, and bones, skin repairing, formation of new cells, tissues, regulation of hormones, and other body chemicals. It also helps in carrying oxygen to the entire body.

Eat these for a healthy and happy tummy. A happy tummy or gut means happy you.

I promise to write 2 separate blogs on protein and fibers respectively. This needs a long thesis.

When we were young our mothers always forced us to eat vegetables, but we always made faces while seeing the ugly green. Hey btw, I am still young for your kind information. Interestingly someone here on WP told me that I look older than 30. I was like WTF, I am still in my 20s.

Coming back to the blog, I was telling fruits and veggies are very important. All the essential vitamins, minerals, potassium, magnesium, fibers (No Grammarly I don’t want to correct the spelling), proteins and the rest of all the difficult names are present in fruits and veggies. It is advisable to eat a colorful diet. Dear, sir/ma’am you have various colors in fruits and veggies.

I am not giving any more reasons why F & V are important in the diet because this blog has become fairly lengthy. I need to take a break and stretch my body. In the comments tell me your favourite F and V.

After the break, I am back to reveal the answers to Brain Fun. If you haven’t participated in Brain fun, you can skip this part and head on to the comments section.

Ans 1: Kalyani is mother of Ashok.

Ans 2: The name of the horse is Friday.

Ans 3: The letter S.

Ans 4:

Ans 5: Rooster doesn’t lay eggs. However, it can, I mean changing times, we never know.

Ans 6: The word is Empty.

How many correct answers did you get? Also, tell me if you like these riddles and want more such blogs in the future.

Back to this blog (Can’t believe I hijacked my own blog :P). Let me know if you think these approaches are doable, and if you can adopt them.

Until next time, remember to smile (Well it’s not advice btw).

100 responses to “Healthy eating-Do it easily!!”

  1. Such a detailed blog.
    I guess the longest till now, by your side.
    That 80-20 rule sounds good, i’ll try to adapt that. I hate green veggies, but yes, i eat them with those ugly expressions of mine.. Haha

  2. Thanks for a answers πŸ™ƒ amazing post✨ and yes , eating at right time is the first step to maintain health ,can say this is the perfect Medicine for any type of health issue πŸ‘ Thanks for sharing ,im going to save it πŸ™‚

  3. Eating healthy is so important. I can’t ever miss breakfast, otherwise I’ll turn into a huge crank. I also agree with the eating times.

    That brain quiz was fun! Thanks for sharing the answers. 😁

  4. Colour variety is a great tip so thanks, FYI I did read the intro and was pleased you weren’t just trying to sell a product as explained as this often makes information biased πŸ™‚

  5. Oh yes to the 80 20 rule is always a good idea Devang!!!

    “the good and healthy stuff 80% of the time and for the remaining 20% of the time, you eat whatever you feel like.”

    Sound advice and a good post Devang for sure!!
    As for me, I think it’s vital to keep blood sugar levels even.. If it doesn’t rot… don’t eat it for the most part except that 20 of the time. I truly can only eat one -2 times a day and my biggest meal is dinner since it’s the only time I really have time to relax and enjoy.

    i eat when I’m hungry, stop when I’m satisfied and try to eat clean… well except a bite that pumpkin muffin I had but the walnuts made up for my “sins”.. πŸ˜†

    ok I’m ready for the lecture.. 🀣 but after finding out after years the best way my body functions it’s this.

    • You keep doing what’s best for you and your body.
      The main idea is to follow the routine with which we are comfortable. If at the end of the day, you are satisfied with the food and your health, that’s all it matters.
      πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ§

  6. I have followed the 80/20 rule for years, just called it eating mostly healthy, LOL!

    My father and mother taught me opposite lessons when it came to food. My mother insisted we finish the food on our plates, whether we were hungry or not. My father practiced “push-aways” which meant he listened to his appetite and pushed the plate away when he was almost full, which gave the food room to “expand” in the stomach when we finish our beverage with our meal.

    His practice is what I try to remember to follow now, as it allows us to be much more in tune with our actual appetite, and it is advice that helps the digestive process because overfeeding in one sitting can be very uncomfortable once the food “expands”. I always regret it when I don’t follow his advice!

    • In a way both your parents were right.
      We should always take and eat as much as we can. If we do overeating, it will harm us. If we deprive ourselves, it will harm us.
      We need a balance,need to know what’s and much is best for us.

      • I can see your point about my mother if you’re referring to the need to take only what we think we can actually eat so there isn’t a lot of food waste. her approach was detrimental to healthy eating habits because her approach said to eat everything no matter how much we were given, or whether we liked the food or not. I had to teach myself a more balanced approach when I was an adult, and even now I feel guilty if I don’t want to eat the last few bites of food. I have learned to give myself permission to let my appetite tell me when to stop, and my digestion thanks me when I do! LOL!

  7. Awesome post. I really like the 80/20 rule. I’m a firm believer in not depriving myself. There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to eat the foods I enjoy but just do it in moderation.

    This helps me overall, because I feel like if I deprive myself, I’m more likely to binge at some point. Not that I’m a binge eater in general.

    I like most fruits, but I tend to really like mangoes, pineapples, and kiwis. Berries are great also. In addition, I love cruciferous veggies like kale, broccoli, collard greens. I have taken in a lot of helpful information in this article Thank you as always!

  8. Thanks for this post on healthy eating. Vegetables can be really tasty if they are cooked with spices and healthy fats (not a contradiction in terms ; ) I sauteΓ© vegetables in unrefined coconut oil or olive oil and a garam masala spice blend I make with: cardamon, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, clove. and turmeric (equal parts). I add salt and pepper, raw garlic or powdered garlic. To help steam the vegetable, add 50 mL tamari sauce (wheat free soy sauce). Cook until you can insert a fork easily into the vegetable. Works great for squash, broccoli, spinach, you name it. : )

  9. Lots of great advice here, as usual, Devang. I’ve not heard of the 80/20 eating style. I’m definitely going to give it a go because, just lately, and since I’ve been finding life difficult, I’ve probably been eating too many unhealthy foods. Well, they’re not really unhealthy – I mean things like extra wholewheat cereal like oats or Weetabix. I don’t really eat chocolate, cakes or biscuits. Perhaps, one bag of crisps per week. I have my breakfast around 8.30 am, a fruit snack at about 10.30 am, lunch around 1.30 pm, a snack of more fruit at 3.45 pm and finally dinner at about 6.30 – 7 pm. I go to bed at about 9pm so don’t like to eat before I go up. My favourite veg. is broccoli and my favourite fruit is persimmons (also called Sharon fruit). Thanks again for your good advice.

    • I’m very glad to know how your schedule. It’s a great and balanced schedule. Kudos to that.
      I only think of sleeping at 9:30, sometimes I am able to, sometimes I am not. However I sleep at 10:30 max, then wake up at 5 am.
      Eating crisps a week is not bad at all. You can even add more of your favourites. Anything to give you some happiness and smile.
      Take care dearest friend. Shine.

  10. Really informative post! One thing I try to do is eat as many raw veggies and fruits as possible. I feel like raw food is extremely healthy and very low in calories.

    • Indeed they are πŸ˜€
      The diet I’m taking these days is very simple. It includes more cucumber and tomatoes and less of everything else. I also like sandwich of cucumber, Tomato cabbage and capsicum. I eat it raw, without grilling.
      Recently I’ve learnt about cucumber dip, in that you need to grate one cucumber, squeez out it’s water. Add it to curd/mayonnaise, add some rock salt, black pepper, coriander etc. You can try it.
      Btw, as you have mentioned that you eat raw veggies-fruit. I would like to say that that’s the secret of your glowing skin? 😁
      Jokes apart, eating healthy is surely good for our health, you are a perfect example of that. πŸ™‚

  11. A good post, I liked it. Punctuality in eating , 80:20, F&V and exercise, all are good, and I follow too, but I also prefer intermittent fasting.

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