“I don’t eat meat anymore”, “I am on a fruit diet”, “eggs are not good for my healthy”, “I don’t drink milk anymore, am on a weight loss journey” these are among some common health conscious phrases we hear in Ghana. It is very commendable that individuals are becoming aware of the toll unhealthy diets have on their health and they try making conscious efforts each day towards healthy eating. Unfortunately many of us do not understand the concept of healthy eating; we are either using logic to approach healthy eating or reenacting what we read on the internet which is shrouded with myths and exaggerated truths. It is very important we finally grasp the concept of healthy eating and its true importance.
Healthy eating can be likened to fueling an automobile. You would need the right type of fuel in the right quantity for the car to work at its optimal best. If the automobile is fueled with the wrong type of fuel, the engine might breakdown, in a similar manner if automobile is fueled with less amount of fuel the car might function for a while but breakdown due to fuel shortage. Same happens in the human body. Food is fuel for the body, so the right type of food and adequate amounts should be eaten at all times. This is referred to as the concept of healthy eating.
This highlights the need to know the right type of meals you need to eat and the recommended amounts your body needs, this is because every individual has different needs and body composition. What may have worked for your friend, relative or favorite fitness blogger may not work for you simply because you are two different individuals with different requirements. It is therefore essential to seek advice from the right professionals for a comprehensive assessment of your needs and professional advice on how to resolve your dietary concerns.