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Knowing the right quantity and quality of food you need.
Originally posted by xilaren at 2007-2-23 04:59
Society's messages about body image are generally shaped by the media, the beauty industry and outdated notions of health and fitness. These messages define body shape and size as targets for regul ...
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthy diets, isn't it? With a balancing mixture of legume, grain, veggie, fruit, seafood and red wine, except coffee. I like cappuccino, but have only a cup or two once a week. You see, I am a regular green tea drinker.
Although I have never been on a diet. I would like to keep an eye on the health news, partly I am interested in it, partly I can say something to my parents and grandparents.
One way to cut down the amount of food is to increase some food rich in protein, fabrics, no-fat, and other sources, for example, eating more legume (kidney bean, black-eye bean, soy bean..), and to have less five grains, and the whole grains with germ and bran are better. Besides, food such as legume takes longer time to digest and avoid the sugar rushing into your blood stream suddenly.
How do you know the amount of food you need everyday? Most of us don't know. A study have been done recently and the finding is very interesting. Fifty people took part in the study which lasted two weeks. In the first week, they were offered three free meals with different food everyday, the same kinds of food are provided in the second week, and the only difference was that the amount of food was increased by 25% every meal. Surprisingly, the participants have also eaten up all the food, and 48 out of 50 did not even notice that the size of food had been up by one quarter in the second week!
General speaking, an outdoor person with a healthy diet who goes hiking, jogging, and swimming, or plays football, tennis, volley ball, is fitter and in better shape.