Leading a healthy lifestyle is important to so many people as we become more knowledgeable about the effects on our bodies of eating a poor diet and taking little exercise. Many people struggle to maintain a healthy weight and try diet after diet only to find that they lose weight initially then pile the pounds back on quickly as soon as they come off the diet. So, are there any tips for shedding those extra pounds and keeping them off in the long term?
In many cases, our attitude to eating and food needs to change as we often eat not because we are hungry but for other reasons such as boredom, tiredness or anxiety. Some people eat for comfort if they are feeling upset or even eat as a reward for working hard or achieving something. So, identifying why we are overeating and resolving that is one way to start on a road to a healthier way of life.
Learning about the typical nutritional value of foods is another way to help us realise where we may be going wrong with our eating habits. Finding out just how many calories are in a certain food may make us less likely to choose that dish. It is for this reason that most cafes and restaurants now have to show the calories of food they serve on the menu so that people can make an informed choice about the food they are eating.