That looks pretty lame ahahaha. A healthy diet, it’s words that’s music to some peoples ears but for some it’s just a stab in the heart. There are some times where people just tell you “Hey didn’t you just start this diet?” or “Hey weren’t you like thinner before or something?” or “Hey you’re eating that again?”. Those words are so painful to the heart so why not take control? In this video, I’m gonna be talking about three steps that you can take so that you can transition yourself to a healthier diet or rather a healthier lifestyle. Well it’s the same thing. Hey guys, Aman here and you’re watching HeartLimits. It’s funny how I always just say guys. Hey guys and gals, Aman here and you’re watching Heart Limits. Yeah I think that sounds better hehehe. The thing with dieting is that there are so many sources and so many ways on how you can do it but the problem is how people expect you to undergo such diet. Most of the time it’s this abrupt change or it’s an extreme way where it affects either your health, the way you’re thinking and it could also affect your general lifestyle routine because of course your body has been used to taking certain things that in the end once you stop taking it you just feel this discomfort, this never ending craving. So I’m gonna teach you three steps that if you take the right way is gonna help you transition to a healthier diet. So step one. Step one is about finding your starting point. Well the thing is most of the time when people get into a diet they just jump into whatever comes into mind, “Oh I just want to lose weight so I should
just stop eating this, stop eating that”, or even just experiment “I’ve tried this diet and it didn’t work for me, so I tried this other diet and it still didn’t work for me.” Well the thing is with step one it’s finding out where to start, so my biggest suggestion for you is to go and consult a doctor for the reason that there’s lots of things and lots of questions that needs to be answered. First of all, are you really overweight? Second, are you diabetic? Third, does your family have some heart disease history or any other certain type of disease? Number four, is your blood pressure really high and are your cholesterol levels really high? And number five is, are you eating the right amount of food and are you well in a balanced diet? So with consulting doctors, doctors normally have these tendencies. It’s funny that I say tendencies. Doctors have these processes where they let you undergo certain examinations or tests so it can be a blood test or anything of the sorts connected to that or they could refer you to a dietician. So by having this involvement of the doctor, the dietician and even the examinations or the tests that are involved can pinpoint which parts of your diet or of your habits and wellbeing is actually not healthy. So at least from there you have a starting point and you have a certain goal or priority on which certain factors or certain foods or whichever things that you need to adjust. So that is step one. Step two, breakdown and adjust. So by breakdown what I mean is, what do you normally eat in a day or even at times where you have this these cravings or pleasure eating moments? So let’s start with three things that you need to ask yourself. What is it that you eat? Second, is how much of that do you eat per serving or per event or per scenario? And number three is how often do you eat such thing? So by understanding these three things, can help you pinpoint which parts of your diet is actually in an extreme and which parts are actually in borderline okay or maybe alright or maybe not enough. So that part is your breakdown. For you to adjust to your diet you should always have in mind the idea that any food the more processed or the more steps it takes to prepare and to cook or even where you feel like it’s the end product of a certain thing; the less steps there are for it to get from the farm itself or the produce to your belly, the less steps there are the healthier it normally is for a person. So that’s the general thought. So if we go into specifics for instance, let’s make a list alright? So let’s start with vegetables. Well vegetables in itself is healthy but the problem is of course anything in extreme is bad and anything too little is also bad. You have to keep in mind that there are times where you buy vegetables that are frozen or fresh, they are usually normally okay but the problem is once you start consuming the vegetables with these additives or with these creamy based sauces or when you consume them when they are deep fried like totally breaded and crumby, it’s quite good in that way like “tempura style” but the problem is it becomes less and less healthy and becomes worse for your health. So if you were to choose, you would still preferably opt towards the more fresher way… the fresher thing… the fresher… fresher produce hahaha. Second, when you go into fruits. There are instances when you buy these canned fruits and canned fruits are okay if it’s a mixture of juices or a mixture of water but the problem is once it’s mixed with syrup or sugar, that in itself is already a big no no. Next when you choose meats and all so let’s start with poultry for instance so that’s chicken. It’s better if you eat without the skin because the skin in itself is unhealthy. And when you choose meats, it’s usually the more lean it is the less fat there is the healthier it is. It’s stuff like that that’s pretty simple to start with. Next is you should try your best to stay away from organ meats like say for instance a liver or a kidney or I guess a brain would count. It would be weird like you know, Hannibal style. But no, anyway you have these things as well. Next is also the idea of, let’s say on a daily basis you like to eat bread. Well of course it’s better if you get whole grain stuff in comparison to white bread. When you get into milk or yoghurts, the lower fat is has and the less sugar it has the better it is. So you would opt for the low fat milk over the high hat… (high-hav-a-high-ha-ba) the high fat or the full cream milk and the same goes with yoghurt. So with soy stuff like tofu and everything it’s pretty good because even though it is in some way processed the product in itself is healthy so eat your hearts out with soy food or tofu haha but of course too much again is not good for your health okay? Keep that in mind. Next, fish. Well fish does wonders and especially this fish called salmon. Well of course it’s kind of scary when you think about salmon and me whenever I think of salmon the thing that comes into my mind is salmonella. It’s quite creepy but to be honest salmon is actually one of the healthiest fishes for heart health. And next there would be, you have your tuna and actually quite a lot of fish, but normally it’s between salmon and tuna. So now that you have a gist of what you need to break down and adjust, here comes in your step number three. Step number three is pace on your motivation level. So lots of people are highly motivated but the problem with high motivation when it comes to dieting, the problem is the reaction is also high, meaning to say that let’s say for instance I decide… “Alright, I am gonna completely stop eating anything sweet”, the problem is yes it might work for a short term duration but the problem is for some people of course it works, but for some or rather most people the problem is they’re more opt towards going back to their old habit because it was such an abrupt change. The thing is as human beings, we are adaptive in some way so if we start to adjust our sequence in the right amount or in the right pace we can actually have better results so you can start with small things. Let’s say for instance you like sandwiches, so how do you cut down on let’s say for instance carbohydrates? Well why not eat your sandwich open? Meaning if you usually eat it with a top and a bottom bread why not just eat it with one bread? Maybe start doing that depending on what pace you have so let’s say you want to start slow. So every other day since I eat sandwiches everyday, which is really bad… So every other day you eat open faced and then gradually once you are able to cut down that amount of carbohydrates that you intake maybe change the type of bread. From white bread you change into whole wheat bread and it can go about in so many ways. The thing is what’s important is that you adjust in a pace which you think you can easily adapt to. So of course there’s lots of cravings and you also have the idea of let’s say for instance sweets or junk foods. What would be a good replacement for that? I guess you could say nuts, good nuts would be almonds or walnuts. And let’s say you crave for soda like me. I was hooked to Coca Cola like insane that if possible I could drink 1.5 to 2.5 liters per day but I realised that it’s really really bad for the health so I decided to try my best to take maybe a bottle of coke instead of a liter of coke. A bottle of I guess you could say 500ml or something and then eventually adapt to start drinking more water. So I try to drink water today, coke tomorrow
or even just drink coke whenever I am on an energy low because I don’t really drink these energy drinks and for some reason coke works well for me. So with every person there is always a way on how you can make change but finding that balance, that perfect mix of the pace is actually the best route on how you can start with your healthy diet. So hey guys, Aman here and your watching Heart Limits. I hope you like this video. This is actually a problem that lots of people are facing and I hope this video would help you reach further in your process of your undergoing diet or even if you plan to undergo a diet. Thank you.