I don’t know about you, but I have a tough time losing weight. And, if I do somehow manage to lose it, I invariably find it within a few weeks. Sticking to a healthy diet is the most important rule of getting fit and staying fit. For a vast majority, it is nearly impossible to eat the right stuff and exercise on a regular basis.

Whether you want to get super fit and build a chiseled body, or you simply want to avoid plunging in the gaping abyss of obesity, you need to find a way to eat right – not just stick to a diet for a few days, but make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle. Seems impossible? It’s not if you do things smartly. Here are five simple but effective healthy eating tips that will help you stay fit and get fitter.

·         Avoid Extremes: A crash diet is invariably followed by a binge. Eat too little for a few days, and you will compensate for it sooner or later. That is the rule of life. If you starve yourself for a few days or weeks, your body and mind will fight back. And, one day they will win. That day, you will descend again into the spiral of overeating. So, set your goals smartly, try to find a balance in your diet and fitness regime.

·         Don’t Torture your Taste Buds: Healthy eating should be a joyful experience. Most people confuse healthy eating with swallowing tasteless foods. Don’t fall into that trap. There are ways of making healthy foods taste good – if you do not enjoy the taste of what you are eating, your stomach may get full, but your hunger for taste will not be satiated. Try out different health finger foods and find dishes that are healthy as well as tasty.

·         Indulge Once in a While: On the face of it, this may seem like bad advice. You know that once you unleash the foodie within, you are going to all the way. But, that happens because you suppress your desire for food for too long, and then one fine day find yourself in junk food heaven and fitness hell. You can follow the 80/20 principle: eat healthy food 80% of the time, and 20% of the time, eat something you really love. This technique will act as a pressure cooker valve and help you stay on the track for a long time.

·         Don’t Skip Meals: Instead of taking a heavy breakfast and lunch to skip dinner, or skipping breakfast to reduce your calorie intake, It would be best to eat a balanced diet three times a day. Skipping meals is an extreme step and your body will rebel at some point of time, pouring cold water over all your fitness plans. The best plan would be to eat tasty and healthy food at regular intervals throughout the day.
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·         Drink Enough Water: Many of us drink less water when we switch to a healthy diet. You must make sure that you take enough fluids to stay hydrated. Instead of relying on sodas, fruit juices or energy drinks – stick to water. It has zero calories and does the job of hydrating better than anything else.

Healthy eating doesn’t need to be difficult. All you need to do is make it enjoyable, or at least less frustrating. By keeping the above points in mind, you will be able to find a balance in your diet.

Author bio:
Divya takes interest in health, food  and beauty products. She has been written many tips on health, food related article and beauty care related and also guides users to take healthy finger food for Getting Fit & Staying Fit.