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Difference Between Diet and Dieting

By Edited Dec 10, 2015 0 0

When the word Diet is brought into discussion, the first thing most people think of is the latest and greatest (?) fad to losing weight fast. However, a diet shouldn't consist of pills, starvation, and unbalanced

Healthy Diets Will Get These Results
consumption of nutritional needs. It should bring into play the way our grandparents and those before them addressed that which they consumed. Healthy and nutritious sources of energy.

Before moving forward, let's break down the two words diet and dieting...
  • Diet - food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health
  • Dieting - the act of limiting a balanced consumption of the necessary foods and drinks to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Though somewhat similar, society has morphed these two terms into completely different things. Society has accepted dieting as a form of losing weight. This shouldn't be the case. Continued, balanced nutrition is the way to proper weight control and healthy internal organs.

Dieting brings too much focus on diet overhaul rather than proper diet. The reason is because people would like to see immediate results. In many cases, dieting will backfire and reduce the odds of positive results.
Diet vs Dieting

What Does a Proper Diet Consist of?

  • Most Unprocessed Foods and Drinks
  • Primarily Vegetables & Fruits
  • Balance of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
The way to go if one wants to lose weight is to maintain a properly balanced diet that does not restrict the necessary nutritional needs. Is this as easy as taking a pill? No. However, taking a dieting pill usually does not lead to losing the weight and can cause you to gain the weight back and then some. If one can eat natural, unprocessed foods and maintain basic fitness levels, the weight will come off fast.

Benefits of a Proper Diet Instead of Dieting:
  • Better Sex
  • Increased Physical Abilities
  • Sleep Better
  • Less Tired
  • Better Digestive Movements
  • Healthier Skin
  • Less Stress
  • Improved Alertness
  • And so on...

Living with a proper diet rather than dieting is understandably tough at times. But it is well worth it when you can play with your kids, not have to pay for monthly pills, and do the things you truly want to be doing.

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