How can I eat healthily? How do I lose weight? How do I gain weight? Most importantly, how do I stay healthy while changing my weight?


The answer to all of these questions is a balanced diet. A balanced diet gives your body all of the nutrients, vitamins, and energy that it needs to stay healthy. The thing about balanced diets though, is that they’re different for everybody. Everyone has different needs and different dietary restrictions, so it’s important to eat what’s good for you specifically.


There are a couple of tricks that you can use to identify a balanced diet for yourself:

  • Eat a colorful plate every meal
    • A general rule of thumb is that the more naturally colorful your plate is, the more healthy it is for you. This is because diversity is key in providing all of the different nutrients that your body needs. However, some processed foods have bright, varied, coloring, so remember that this rule only applies to natural colors in foods like vegetables and fruit.
  • Look for water when you’re thirsty
    • Many drinks have sugars or sugar substitutes that aren’t good for your body. These include some juices, sodas, and other packaged drinks. Milk and natural juices are better for you, but should still be consumed in moderation.
  • Limit saturated fat and artificial sugar intake
    • These are some of the most harmful things in your body that are common in foods, especially processed foods. Saturated fats can lead to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which can lead to heart complications. Artificial sugars can also lead to heart disease.


But your diet is only half of the equation to staying healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. It’s also important to stay active and get exercise. If you have any questions about how to stay healthy, your primary care physician is a good place to start. If you’re looking for a primary care physician in Plano, Irving, Coppell, or Frisco, call us at 214-666-6259 or schedule an appointment in the contact tab above the post.



Author Jai Sammpath

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