Want to be Successful at Work? Eat Healthy

The longer you follow healthy behaviors, the easier they become and the best part is, you actually start to have fun then.

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Are you happy by your food-patterns? Are you irritated by people who seem to follow fitness regimes? What about people who eat healthfully with little effort? Why is it so easy for them and such a struggle for you? One simple reason can be your attitude towards health and fitness. The longer you follow healthy behaviors, the easier they become and the best part is, you actually start to have fun then. Your first step in getting to that happy place is to change the attitude.

Here are five easy and quick ways to learn the art of healthy eating.

  1. Suiting your body-type: Health and fitness go hand in hand and they are the two most important elements for survival. Food plays a big role in this because it is directly related to how we function. But the kind of food that we have on a regular basis impacts our entire life. There is a myth that healthy eating is all about strict dietary constraints, staying absolutely thin, or depriving yourself of the food you love. But the fact is, it is always about eating what suits your body type, Staying fit and not thin as they say and not to ever refrain from eating what you love, it is just the right quantity that matters.
  2. Simple Regimes: Eating healthy food prevents diseases, improves appearance and helps with weight loss or gain. Do not confuse a healthy diet with depriving yourself of the food you love. There is a misconceptionrelated to fitness as well. People assume that staying fit correlates to the rigorous work-outs and stringent routine rules in life. Though there is no denying the fact that these majorly help the purpose but the same can be achieved by following a simple healthy-eating regime.
  3. Right proportions: Eating in right proportions is an integral part of healthy eating. A balanced diet occasionally includes unhealthier options given you make the right choices more often than not. It's very easy to get drawn towards the ever-tempting restaurant menu when one is hungry. But we don't have to order that plain grilled chicken breast with steamed veggies for the sake of maintaining the diet—that makes life so boring and plain. We can go ahead and order whatever we like but could always balance the meal out with the rest of the day. That way that meal won't derail our diets and we will be in a happy state of mind for the rest of the day. People generally forget that food is one of the most important elements for a pleased and cheerful state of mind. If we take the favorite - food element out of our lives, it is by default going to affect our mental status which is ultimately going to affect our health.
  4. Balancing your work: In this busy life, where people literally run out of time for everything, health is the foremost element which tends to get neglected. But, we forget the fact that there is a solution to everything. For working professionals, eating healthy should be a religion since they are the worst affected. They are the ones surrounded by stress, unorganized life and abrupt work schedules. Maintaining a healthy - eating habit becomes almost impossible. Bringing their own food to work is potentially the best way to prevent them from choosing from various options available outside. If they think of going ahead with having the mid-day meal in some restaurant outside, healthy portions become really important.
  5. Eat out and enjoy: The teenagers, college –goers also have the tendency to eat out and eat junk. Healthy portions become a necessity for them since they thrive on junk food. Hence, there is a sudden trend of balanced mid-day meals, health cafes and many other alternatives which fill in the huge gaps created due to tightly-scheduled and deadline-driven lives of people these days.

There are no said guidelines or bunch of rules for healthy eating. Small changes over time result in big payoffs. That means setting small, attainable goals each day that will translate into long-term results. Keep in mind that good choices, like eating a healthy diet, happen once at a time. A few small changes in the right direction can help improve your life now, and they may fatten your wallet too since you save so much on health and medical costs then. But as they say that good things take time, it may take the time to imbibe that healthy-eating behavior, but trust me, it is worth that patience.

Swati Poddar

Partner - The Protein Bistro

The Protein Bistro was kick-started by two young entrepreneurs Manish Jha and Kaushik Ghosh who share the common passion for health and fitness. Six months down the line, Swati Poddar is on board as a partner, an MBA from Wigan and Leigh (UK). Swati who is also into fitness and is a marathon runner will add value to the health café with her corporate experience. 


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