How to Improve Your Diet

Consuming an appropriate number of calories to maintain an appropriate level of physical activity is the cornerstone of a healthy diet. Weight gain occurs when a person consumes more calories than their body uses, and this excess is then deposited as fat. You can reduce your weight by restricting your food and liquid intake.

Build your Diet on Increased Fiber and Starchy Carbs

You should aim to get a little more than a third of your calories from starchy carbohydrates. Items like potatoes, grains, and cereals are included. Foods like whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, and potatoes left with their skins on are better options since they include more fiber and are whole grains.


Have a Healthy Diet High in Produce

At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, of various colors and textures, should be consumed daily. You can eat them raw, cooked, canned, frozen, dried, or even juiced.


Avoid Getting Dehydrated

In order to avoid becoming dehydrated, you should drink lots of fluids throughout the day. You should aim for the daily government recommendation of 6-8 glasses. This is on top of the water intake from the meals you eat. Water, low-fat milk, and beverages (including tea and coffee) with a moderate amount of sugar are preferable.