What exactly is dietary rebalancing?
any people have now woken up to the realisation that restrictive diets won’t work in the long run. It’s important, however, not to confuse this practice with “nutritional rebalancing”. Nutritional rebalancing is a review of the basics of healthy eating and incorporating these in our daily lives. It’s simply a question of eating well (not less).
Food or dietary rebalancing is a complete lifestyle review. Above all, it means changing what you do each day. There’s no fixed time-frame, as with a diet. It’s a long-term
project. It’s a question of looking at and understanding what you eat. It’s anticipating what has a positive impact on your body and what has a negative effect, and making
the right choices. Once you have found the right balance for you, you will no longer need to rebalance your food intake as you will have a new way of looking after yourself.
No need to rush things and risk throwing in the towel because you find it all too much. You can exclude the “bad” foods one by one. Rebalancing your diet little by little is the
key to success and getting it right over the long term.
– Cut out processed foods : that’s food industry products that you find in supermarkets. To spot them, you just look at the packaging. In general, the more packaging there is, the greater the likelihood that the food will be processed. Most of these products are full of salt and unhealthy fats. Change your buying habits and you will find that your eating habits change naturally.
– Cut down on artificial trans fats along with ready-made meals, salt, sugar, alcohol… In short, try to eat a fruit rather than cheesecake for your dessert, spend 5
minutes cooking some vegetables rather than buying something you just have to heat up, opt from time to time for a freshly squeezed fruit juice rather than a glass of wine when you are out for a drink…
But remember one thing, cutting back doesn’t mean cutting out. Remember, it’s a question of balance. A little bit of what you like from time to time, whether a sugary treat or something else, will help you keep your spirits up and maintain your new lifestyle over the long term.
Opt for food that hasn’t been processed
If you are wondering what types of food to stock up on in your kitchen, it’s quite simple: natural foods. Fruit and vegetables (raw, cooked, steamed, stewed, in smoothies or
juiced…), protein (meat, fish, eggs…), dairy products (yoghourt, cheese), complex carbs (black rice, wholemeal bread, oats…), unsaturated fats (oily fish, walnuts, avocado, almonds…).
Use all of these as a basis for creating a selection of tasty dishes that will rebalance your day.
Some more advice
Rebalancing generally requires one other key ingredient: sport. Daily physical activity, such as walking, is vital if you want to stay healthy and find your ideal weight. On top of that, practice at least one sporting activity (swimming, running, an exercise class…) several times a week. Take time out to breathe and watch the world go by. Why wait? Just go for it!
Finally, to ensure your body gets everything it needs, you should:
– Drink two litres of water a day
– Only eat when you feel hungry
– Make time to eat breakfast
– Take the time you need, as this is life-changing!