What Is A Balanced Diet?
May 19, 2022
Claire Miles

As an adult, we always hear how important it is to have a balanced diet. But because life is so busy and we are always doing things that cause us to grab a bite on the go we may not always end up having one. Are you wrong about this? No, you aren’t. You are only human. There is a lot going on in life and eating doesn’t really seem important when you have a whole lot going on. But once you know what a balanced diet is, it may actually be a whole lot easier than you may have previously thought.

 

So according to the dictionary, a balanced diet simply means eating the correct amount of different food groups so that you are able to get the nutritional needs your body requires. You should also know that a balanced diet means that you only eat the number of calories that you need. So you see a balanced diet doesn’t mean that you need to go out and hire a personal chef to make all your meals. It simply means eating what your body needs. Now you can very easily find out what your body needs by consulting with a dietitian or well you can do some research.

 

Poke bowl with tuna, salmon, edamame beans, wakame chuka seaweed, corn, carrot

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What should you be eating to get a balanced diet? Well, there are a variety of things you can eat but let’s talk about the food groups. Knowing what your different food groups are can greatly help you maintain a balanced diet. Now you may already have some in-site into the different food groups. But in case you have forgotten here is a quick reminder. You have your carbohydrates, fats, fruits, vegetables, and sweets. Now that you know what the different food groups are you can go ahead and make up your balanced diet. Do keep in mind that your diet will depend on your lifestyle, age, and weight.

 

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