Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Developing healthy eating habits does not mean that you have to eat all that is tasteless. Bringing variety to the plate makes a lot of difference and makes it easier to follow a dietary pattern that is balanced and favorable to health.
Balanced plate for all age groups is a basic requirement and hare are some interesting tips to make it happen:
Avoid too much sugar. Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. When you're stressed, you'll probably want less-nutritious comfort foods, but if you overdo them, but the magic lies in making a balance of all these in your plate.
No calorie counting
Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories, think of your diet in terms of color, variety, and freshness. Focus on avoiding packaged and processed foods and opting for more fresh ingredients.
Water- water all day
Water helps flush our systems of waste products and toxins, yet many people go through life dehydrated—causing tiredness, low energy, and headaches. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying well-hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices.
Train the brain
Stop eating before you feel full. It actually takes a few minutes for your brain to tell your body that it has had enough food, so eat slowly, chew well and feel the taste of each bite. If you relish your food the satisfaction you get makes the brain feel full before you overeat.
Early dinner by rule
Try to eat dinner earlier and fast for about 10 hours until breakfast the next morning. Studies suggest that eating only when you’re most active and giving your digestive system a long break each day may help to regulate weight.
Keeping these tips in mind you may look and feel younger even at 60. The food we eat has a great influence on our mental well-being. Age is just a number and this can be eating well and having a positive attitude towards life.