How to lead a healthy lifestyle with beer, bacon and without two liters of water per day
In fact, modern life is not very compatible with healthy lifestyles: if you live in a megacity and drive a car or a taxi, you have already lost. But you can try to become healthier. We tell why it is not necessary to turn into a sectarian, to give up everything and force yourself to do unusual things.
1. Fast food is by no means
We will not dissemble and argue that we can adhere to a healthy lifestyle, eating only fast food. But scientist Alan Aragon recommends making up 10% of the diet from harmful but favorite foods (with 80% of the ration for minimally processed foods, and 10% for very healthy foods). This will support you psychologically, it will help you not to get lost and will not affect you badly if you stick to the approximate amount of calories and the balance of macronutrients.
2. Fat is always evil
You can not eat only cereals, fruits and boiled chicken and think that it is very useful. If you give up fat, the body will no longer absorb vitamins A and E, as well as produce sex hormones. Excessive fat intake is harmful. Everyone heard about olive oil, nuts and fatty fish - but you probably didn’t know that even lard was not such a harmful food. It contains vitamins A and E, as well as arachidonic acid, an unsaturated fat that the body needs for normal functioning of the heart, liver, and brain.
3. Juices are very helpful.
We will not even talk about juice in boxes: it is hardly healthier than sweet soda. But freshly squeezed homemade juice will not make you healthier. Nutritionists unanimously advise eating whole fruits and not squeezing juice from them. So it will turn out to be better, and there is no need to produce extra manipulations.
4. Coffee is always harmful.
Coffee can be a problem, if only you have nervous or cardiovascular diseases - well, or if you drink it very much. And the calories in black coffee are very few - another thing is that we often drink coffee drinks with sugar and cream, and even eat them with pastries and sweets.
five.Frozen fruits, vegetables and berries are worse than fresh ones.
If fruits and vegetables were subjected to shock freezing, then up to 90% of all nutrients are stored in them. And the raw fruits lose their useful properties during storage. It is better to unfreeze a pack of berries than to eat raw ones, which lay in the warehouse for a couple of weeks.
6. With alcohol will have to say goodbye
Alcohol and the truth is not very well combined with a diet, but completely abandon it is not necessary. Nutrition experts recommend having dinner instead of beer or spirits, as well as avoiding sweet liqueurs, cocktails, especially cream and containing soda and energy. And it is better not to drink beer at the same time as eating food - only as an independent beverage. It's very good if you drink water with it and keep healthy food nearby, so as not to break and overeat burgers with pizza, fried wings and fries.
7. You need to drink two liters of water per day.
Someone once said that it is necessary to drink two liters of water per day, and juices, coffee and tea, soup, vegetables and fruits are not considered. And now people add the item “Drink eight glasses of water” to their calendars and force themselves through I don’t want to.Actually it is not necessary.