Adapt your diet according to your age, lifestyle and budget, adopt and maintain satisfactory eating habits while having fun, that is the goal! How? ‘Or’ What ? By following a few simple diet rules.

To function, our body needs water and nutrients. There is no one perfect food: none alone can provide all the essential nutrients to our body. To cover our needs, just follow the recommendations of the PNNS (National Health Nutrition Program) by picking each day from the 7 food groups identified by a different colored plate: cereals and derivatives, potatoes and pulses (brown ); meats, fish and eggs (red); vegetables and fruits (green); dairy products (blue); sweet products (pink); drinks (gray); fat (yellow).

Keep in mind that a balanced diet is not necessarily achieved over a meal, or even over a day, but over several days, even a week. In France, meat and fish are often eaten in a complete dish with vegetables and starchy foods, which can favor the variety of meals and the presence of a large number of food groups.

Maintain structured meals
The composition and the regularity of the meals contribute to the construction of the balance guaranteeing, at the same time, a sufficient quantity of energy and the food variety. To ensure optimal assimilation of nutrients by your body, it is advisable to divide our food intake into 3 or 4 meals during the day. But the most important thing is to respect our biological rhythm: we will all the better avoid these little cravings which lead to snacking.

A palette of pieces
Beef, veal, lamb, pork, tripe products, horse meat: meat is more than 100 pieces to taste! The lipid content of meats varies according to the pieces and not only according to the species. Thus, for beef, the majority of cuts contain less than 6% fat. Also, be aware that meats provide not only protein and iron, but also zinc, selenium and group B vitamins (B6 and B12).

Adapt quantities
Around the table, not everyone has the same appetite, the same nutritional needs, the same tastes … also, remember to adapt the portions according to the age and level of physical activity of each.

Eating a balanced diet does not mean dieting … or depriving yourself of fries or chocolate forever!
The rule is to compensate: if you want fries, avoid eating other fatty foods on the same day. A small square of chocolate with coffee can’t hurt you if you haven’t had a very rich dessert just before! No food is bad for our balance or our health. Just avoid excess in one way – too much – or the other – not enough – – it can have negative consequences for our body.

It is now well demonstrated that an excessive diet, even a varied one, can favor the appearance of certain long-term pathologies (obesity …). Diversity alone is not enough to avoid being overweight. On the other hand, neglecting certain food groups for too long can lead to deficiencies.

Physical exercise, which mobilizes our muscles, regulates our appetite, increases our energy expenditure and helps avoid fat storage, is a benefit for our body as well as a source of relaxation for our mind. So let’s walk, let’s move … That too is good for our balance!

Credit : la-viande.fr https://www.la-viande.fr/nutrition-sante/equilibre-alimentaire