There are a lot of alternative offered for you that are promising healthy diet. It could be some certain products offered by some manufacturers, or might be some programs offered by clinics or fitness centre. Actually, not all of them really give you healthy diet. Instead, you can do the healthy diet by your self in condition you know and understand what healthy diet is.
A diet program could be considered as healthy diet with several conditions. The first is the main dishes should have 350 calories or less and 20 grams or less total fat as well as 5 grams or less saturated fat per serving. This kind of dishes will be great to help you maintain and control your weight. Besides, you do not need to sacrifice any flavors for lowered calories to lose your weight, as long as you do not have the dishes excessively.
The second is making sure that you are having nutrition in balance composition. Your body has a lot of requirements that is quite impossible to be fulfilled by a single food group only. Therefore, having large variety of food will be better to ensure that your body gets everything it needs.
There are five main food groups you could have to ensure balance composition of nutrition. They are fruits, vegetables, dairy, cereal and pulses, as well as poultry, fish and meat products. Those five groups ensure you to have enough supply of essential vitamins, minerals as well as dietary fiber. The measurement of the food group serving will be different depending to several factors such as age, body size, gender, and activity level.
To see the example of a simple menu for healthy diet program, you could take a look at this pattern.
o Breakfast: a cup of strawberries, a cup and half of fat cottage cheese, a tablespoon of sunflower seeds, and a slice of whole grain toast.
o Mid morning: a small apple, two ounces sliced chicken breast, eight walnuts.
o Lunch: three cups of salad. It could consist of green lettuce, broccoli or cauliflower, and tomato with tea spoons of walnut oil. Have two ounce organic beef patty on a whole grain roll is also possible.
o Mid afternoon: six ounces of tofu, one-half cups of carrot sticks, and a table spoon of pumpkin seeds.
o Dinner: one-half cup of whole wheat spaghetti and two ounces ground turkey, as well as two cups of cooked green vegetables such as asparagus or spinach.
o Evening snack: six whole grain crackers with one ounce of sliced cheese and small apple.
Furthermore, it is also important for you to have enough water to drink, at least six to eight glasses for a day. Besides, choosing whole grain breads and cereals is also important to do. However, the most important thing in doing healthy diet program is having consistency. Inconsistency in controlling the eating pattern and in doing enough exercise will not bring your effort into success.