Just because you are dieting does not mean you are eating healthy and vice versa! It is important to know the difference between the two because they are not the same. A diet can be limiting whereas healthy eating is freeing. Healthy eating is liberating, while diets are limited. Let’s take a look at a few more differences between dieting and healthy eating

Healthy Eating
Healthy eating means not following rules about good or bad foods, you learn how to balance all foods in your diet. Incorporating little healthy habits that become second nature and make a really big difference to your health in the long term. Eating healthy means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and increase energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.

Healthy eating does not mean you are restricting calories. Take note that you can still eat more calories then you burn on a health diet causing weight gain. Many people often assume that when you “eat clean”, you will lose weight. This is not the case.

Healthy eating is merely eating a wide range of foods to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs.

Dieting

A diet is a particular selection of food, especially designed or prescribed to improve a person’s physical condition. There are various diets out there and some of them are not designed to be long term or designed for you health, rather just to reach an end goal which is usually weight loss! Unless that diet offers you, long-term solutions and provides you with extra knowledge and teaches you how to cook healthy foods to fit into your lifestyle, it is not going to work long term.

A diet consists of temporarily changing your eating habits to promote a certain outcome. Like training, diet is a vital part of potentially reaching your fitness goals. Whether it is to lose weight, gain muscle or increase muscle endurance what you eat to fuel your body is extremely important.

Eating the right foods in the appropriate amounts provides your muscles with the nutrients they need to recover from workouts and get stronger. A diet is a strict eating program you follow for a certain amount of time to reach a certain goal. It is not long term.

Are you currently following a diet or implementing healthy eating in your lifestyle routine? If you’re on a diet what is your goal? What healthy eating lifestyle do you live by? Keto/Paleo/Banting/Vegan  Let us know in the comment section below.

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