With so may diets, fads and myths out there so many of us are almost conditioned to believe that to eat well you must be following a specific diet plan, eating specific foods at specific times or cutting out certain foods. When faced with simple tips to allow you to eat well, maintain, gain or lose fat sensibly these ideas often seem so simple they couldn’t possibly be true.
Thankfully times are changing, fitness and health professionals have more platforms available to reach people and help reshape people’s ideas relating to food, health and body image. This includes the idea that no everyone who wants to watch what they eat is doing so to lose weight- they could be doing so for health reasons, to have more energy or for performance related reasons.
If you do want or even need to lose weight there are of course specific things to focus on, which I have detailed numerous times before and probably will many times again in the future. Here though I want to focus on how we can eat for our general well being.
Taking a look at some of the accepted food guidelines from around the world this article from George Hamlyn Williams discusses whether they are guidelines we would benefit from listening to or better off ignoring. None are faddy, all could be easily incorporated into day to day eating with a focus on health over appearance.