|What should my daily diet consist of? Questions and Answers:-|
|Q. Do I need a diet plan for my every day life?
A. Everything in moderation is the credo. You should be able to eat what you like when you like. Mostly it boils down to understanding what you are eating. You should be able to eat when you are hungry and continue eating until you are satisfied. You shouldn't have to totally avoid the so called "poisonous fat filled stuff" and other "tasty", "forbidden" or "pleasurable foods". When you give yourself the power to choose what you eat and when you eat it, you will find a diet freedom that works. Use a modicum of restraint in your food selection to ensure you get the right food, but there should be no need to miss out! In principle a sensible diet made up of generally recognized "good" food and an exercise regimen will keep most of you in reasonable shape.
Q. I am worried I am eating the wrong things - what should I do?
A. This is all too common and often stems from the lifestyle you choose to lead, the economic environment in which you live and what your family eating habits are. A visit to a qualified dietitian is an excellent starting point. It is also essential that you talk to your medical practitioner before going off on any stringent diet.
Q. What is Normal Eating?
A. You should be able to eat when you are hungry and continue eating until you are satisfied. Normal eating isn't necessarily restricted to three meals a day. There should be no problem with eating between meals provided you are aware of what you are eating and physically make the choice to eat it. One theory says that eating between meals smooths the blood sugar level and is in fact beneficial. In the end, it boils down to eating foods that are good for you and following a regular exercise program. Its all a question of balance!
what he found on his plate,
and never, as people do now,
did he note the amount
of the calorie count;
he ate because it was chow.
He wasn't disturbed as at dinner he sat, devouring a roast or a pie,
to think it was lacking in granular fat,
or a couple of vitamins shy.
He cheerfully chewed
each species of food,
unmindful of troubles or fears
lest his health might be hurt
by some fancy dessert ---
and he lived over nine hundred years! - ANONYMOUS