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Healthy eating habits are not synonymous with a restrictive or monotonous diet. On the contrary, one of the fundamental pillars of a healthy diet is variety. The more varied your selection food, the better! Different foods provide different nutrients, which can potentially enrich your daily diet.
Opting for healthier eating habits does not mean that you must give up the less healthy foods that you like so much. However, it is important that the consumption of unhealthy food should remain an exception, not the rule. Vegetables, fruit, cereal and pulses are rich in fibre, vitamins, mineral salts and have low fat contents, so they should be the “staples” of your daily life. That is, most of the calories that you consume on a daily basis should come from foods of vegetable origin.
Having a healthy diet should be seen as an opportunity to expand your range of choices and try new dishes which will enrich your eating habits and prevent your diet from becoming repetitive and monotonous.
On the other hand, it is fundamental that you try to reach a balance between the calories consumed and those burned – i.e., you should not consume more than you can burn, otherwise there will be an accumulation of fat and the weight will pile on!
Therefore, the less calories you burn every day, the fewer calories you should ingest, and vice-versa.