Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Right Diet

Over the years I have seen many new; great and wonderful diets come and go. I have always sat back and wondered why people get involved in diets such as the Atkins Diet, the Grape Fruit Diet, or a Soup Diet. In my mind, dieting borders on being dangerous and definitely counterproductive.

I believe that you should eat a wholesome diet of meat, fish, breads, fruit and vegetables. Sometimes this means eating some fatty acids, such as Omega-3 which is found in food such as salmon. Omega-3 is a good fat, and should not be taken out of your diet unless there is some medical reason to avoiding it.

You should also include complex carbohydrates into your diet. These are found in vegetables, nuts, seeds and grain. Complex carbohydrates are made up of chains of single sugar molecules. The long chains of sugar molecules are called starches and branched complex carbohydrates are called cellulose. Starches are fairly easy to digest, however your body does not digest cellulose, which is an important component of dietary fiber.

In conclusion, the right diet may not even be a diet. The right diet is a diet of foods that contain all the major food groups, in moderation. So, if you are considering going on a diet, speak to your doctor about the consequences of restricting your body from eating many of the great and wonderful foods that already exist and try to get onto the right diet.

This blog was contributed by Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Clubs for women. Speedy Sneakers is committed to promoting women’s health and fitness through walking and running programs

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