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Aiming for weight loss? Ditch fad diet trends! Adopt these 5 mindful eating tips | Health

A balanced diet includes a variety of foods from different food groups to ensure the intake of all essential nutrients and it typically consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, dairy or dairy alternatives and healthy fats. The proportions and specific requirements may vary depending on factors such as age, gender, activity level and specific dietary needs.

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Aiming for weight loss? Ditch fad diet trends! Adopt these 5 ways to practice mindful eating (Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash)
Aiming for weight loss? Ditch fad diet trends! Adopt these 5 ways to practice mindful eating (Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash)

A healthy diet is a long-term commitment and a lifestyle choice and it is about making sustainable changes to your eating habits rather than relying on short-term or restrictive diets. Adopting a balanced and nutritious diet, combined with regular physical activity, forms the foundation for a healthy lifestyle while practicing moderation in consuming foods and beverages high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats or being mindful of portion sizes also helps to avoid overeating and maintain a healthy weight.

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Avanti Deshpande, PCOS and Gut Health Nutritionist, advised that instead of aiming to lose weight alone by following some fad diet, aim to change your relationship with food, so that mindful eating becomes a lifestyle.

What are fad diets and why are they called so?

Avanti Deshpand explained, “A fad diet, like any other upcoming trend, is based on diets ensuring faster results without following conventional nutritional advice. Due to their quick and promising results in a short span of time, fad diets are becoming increasingly popular among many of us, but the question of whether they work or not still remains.”

She elaborated, “Yes, fad diets work, but only for a certain period. And eventually, this

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