March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses attention on embracing good eating and physical activity habits. With the help of social media, it’s extremely easy to discover new ways to revitalize your workout routine and diet—including some not-so-healthy diets. In celebration of National Nutrition Month, consider choosing a well-balanced diet as opposed to a new fad diet.
Fad diets are not new. In fact, it’s said that these trendy diets have been around since the 1930s. For many years, people have wanted a quick and easy solution to lose or maintain their weight. And, because fad diets tend to promise fast weight loss, many people are willing to give them a try. But, there is more to these diets than just rapid weight loss. A diet that is highly restrictive and focuses solely on weight loss can be harmful to your overall well-being.
Instead of focusing on a quick solution to achieving your weight loss goals, try embracing a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet with the right amount of physical activity will help to improve your overall health. If you’re thinking about transforming your diet, consider making small changes, including drinking plenty of water, limiting saturated fats, eating a good amount of fruits and vegetables, and limiting your sugar intake.
Once you develop a healthy diet, be sure to incorporate the right amount of physical activity into your weekly routine. Making changes to your diet and exercise routine can be challenging, but the Y has wellness attendants, fitness instructors and personal trainers to help you along the way!
If you have questions about your nutrition or if you’re looking to make modifications to your diet, be sure to speak with a member of our Wellness team during your next visit. And, make sure to consult your physician or other health care professional before starting a new diet or fitness program.
To learn more about how you achieve a well-balanced eating plan, check out this article, courtesy of the CDC.