Don’t Crash Your New Diet
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“Diets” have been around quite some time. George Cheyne was an English doctor in the 1700’s. He consumed nothing but rich food and drink, causing him to become obese. He switched to a diet of only milk and vegetables and gradually improved his health. In 1724 he published his work “An Essay of Health and Long Life” containing his diet along with lifestyle choices such as exercise, getting fresh air, and avoiding rich foods.
This trend continues for centuries. New diets come out every few years, some claiming to improve more than your waistline. Science has proven that sticking to a mostly Mediterranean diet is the healthiest overall. It consists of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats. No matter which diet you feel fits your needs best, the most important thing is to stick with it!
Here’s some additional motivation for sticking to your diet and turning it into a lifestyle:
- Health benefits | reduced medications and doctor’s visits : lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and can reverse high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, chronic inflammation, and other chronic diseases.
- Weight loss: a balanced diet will result in victories both on the scale and off.
- Increased energy: a balanced diet provides fuel the body needs throughout the day.
- Boosted self-confidence: visible weight changes can create a positive self-image, and sticking with what you started is a huge accomplishment!
- Improved sleep
- Be a role model for those around you (especially youth in the home)
- and many more!