Stay Lean and Healthy with these Diet Habits

With the huge amount of fad diets, quick fixes, and dietary dogma out there, most people are left confused about which diet is right for them. Read more about the core healthy habits that are simple, effective, and can be applied to any way of eating.

Eat every 2 to 4 hours

The exact times are not important; the key takeaway is to ensure you’re eating regular meals in the day. This habit will help you maintain your blood sugar levels, reducing any food cravings or hunger that can lead to poor food choices.

Eat a quality source of protein at every meal

Protein is essential on a weight loss plan and helps improve body composition. Aim to build each meal around a quality source of protein, like fish, meat, and eggs. Protein is satiating, so it will help you stay feeling full for longer, until your next meal. Protein is also important for growth and repair of tissue—everything from hair and skin, to all important muscle tissue if you are training regularly.

Eat vegetables at every meal 

Vegetables are packed with vital vitamins and minerals that expensive supplements just can’t match. Vegetables like kale, broccoli, and cauliflower are high in fiber, which will help optimize your gut health and keep digestion healthy.

Consume a mix of healthy fats

If you want to live a lean and healthy lifestyle, you need fat. It’s an essential nutrient for the body. Fat is important for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, it’s needed for maintaining cell membrane health and for optimal hormonal production. Eat a range of healthy fats like eggs, butter, avocado, fish oil, nuts, and seeds. Avoid unhealthy man-made trans fats.

(Written by: Chris Beavers, a leading personal trainer and body transformation expert at Ultimate Performance Dubai)