Guidance that we receive from experts. But we just have to know for some reason! Real nutrition has a few basic components.
Calories in vs calories out is the most fundamental thing you should know about nutrition. If you want to lose weight, either eat fewer calories or exercise more. That’s pretty simple to say and harder to do. Did you know that after eating one donut, it takes an hour of brisk walking to burn it off? That makes the donut seem much less tempting to most people. The second principle you should know is about balancing your diet of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. This is important for most people and really important for diabetics.
There are many different diet programs out there. For example, there are the Atkins and South Beach and the soup diets just to name a few. But the problem with all of these is that they are hard to maintain over a lifetime. And once you stop adhering to them, the weight will come back. So the “trick” to weight loss, if there is one, is developing healthy eating habits. Get used to apples and carrots and things that go crunch. Learn to love your veggies and salads.
Staying hydrated is key to making all of your hard work pay off. Without enough fluid, you will sabotage all the nutrition and calorie counting. Keep water with you all the time. Yes water! Don’t drink pop since it doesn’t work the same with the body systems.
Some people also find supplements helpful. Once you’ve balanced out your diet, a supplement can ensure that you are not missing anything. Just make sure you get it from a good company. Do your homework!