Here at The Ocean Spa we encourage everyone to stay as fit and healthy as possible, and this includes watching what you eat.
Ensuring your body receives the nutrients it needs each day is essential for a good quality of life. A healthy diet can help with weight management, disease prevention and getting a decent night’s sleep.
Some people think that a balanced diet means binging on fruit and vegetables, but actually eating too much of one food group to the detriment of another can have negative impacts on your health, for example leaving you unprotected from diseases. It is vital to get the different nutrients that each food group offers.
Your daily food intake should include:
- Carbohydrates – such as bread, pasta and potatoes. These are important for making sure you are getting enough energy and should make up around a third of your diet.
- Proteins – such as meat, fish, beans and eggs. These ensure that your body is able to grow and repair itself.
- Fruit and vegetables – designed to help your body get the vitamins and minerals it requires.
- Milk and dairy foods.
- Foods that are high in fat or sugar – these should be kept to a minimum.
When your diet is balanced you will find you have much more energy and feel much more focused. You will also increase your chances of living longer!
Some key points to bear in mind when improving your diet are -
Drink plenty of water
Eat plenty of fish
Avoid skipping breakfast.
In order to make your diet sustainable it is important not to deprive yourself of the things you love. Eat them in moderation. Dietary requirements vary from person to person and not everyone’s diet will be the same. We all have different needs depending on our body type and the amount of physical activity we engage in.
Food is there to enjoy! This is often forgotten both by those who overeat and fad dieters. It is acceptable to try new foods and to have a positive attitude towards food – it is one of life’s many pleasures!
You can eat more or less anything you want as long as you are controlling portion size. This can be difficult to do these days as food always seems to come ‘super-sized’ or in huge portions which are far too large for anyone.
Just balance out the things you love with exercise, remain as active as possible to improve your quality of life and make sure you give your body the nutrients it needs.
If you would like to know more about maintaining a balanced diet or are interested in doing more exercise, give us a call on 01305 824117 or you can email us here.