New year has come, and most of us have probably set our new year’s resolution. We want to get good scores in our school, save money, lose weight, and so on. Apart from all these resolutions that are cliche, I would like to suggest all of you an easily achievable resolution that would make a big change in everyone’s life: to change their eating habits and start eating smart. Eating “smart” would probably sound very familiar, but at the same time very vague. We all know that a lot of scientists and nutritionists have been highlighting on the importance of making smart choices in terms of what you eat from quite long ago. However, when experts insist on emphasizing the importance of a healthy diet, we tend to question ourselves, “What is a healthy and smart diet?” The answer to this is very simple.
Daphne Oz, a television host and an author said “ Developing a diet that is healthful, balanced and appropriate for your particular caloric needs is easy enough and is absolutely critical to establishing a healthful lifestyle that incorporates proper nutrition, adequate fitness, and mental resilience.” The key to smart eating is very simple; you have to be understanding your body and try to balance your meal. This could be done through many simple ways.
First, know yourself and your eating habits by evaluating your meal. Utilize tools such as the NHS healthy eating self assessment to know what you are doing good, and what you have to improve on. Everyone has different eating habits and favourite foods so it is important to understand that there is a standard diet that our body wants, and that our goal is to keep our diet as similar as possible to the requirements from our body. Second, we have to always remind ourselves that eating healthy can make a big difference to your body. This simple mindset will help us care more about what we consume, and we will be more alert of what we eat. Just by taking simple steps such as drinking more water, changing your grains to whole grains, and eating more veggies can improve your health immensely. If you have doubt in this statement or are curious about if it is true, I suggest you create a plan for your diet right now and start eating healthy!