If you’re looking to drop some pounds, you’ve probably considered trying a diet plan. But not knowing exactly how many calories you should be eating has made it difficult for you to know exactly what kind of calories you’re taking in. This is why we’ve collected the below data and used it to create an easy to follow diet plan.
The Average American Woman Eateries 4000+ Calories A Day
According to the American Institute of Stress, about 80% of the population experience some degree of stress in their life on a regular basis. And guess what? Most of those people are overweight or obese. So it would follow that eating is the primary way that most people deal with stress. And if that’s true, then it’s no wonder that the average American woman eats about 4 hours and 40 minutes of dinner each day. That’s a lot of calories!
But it’s not just about calories. We all know that food is important, but there’s far more to healthy eating than filling up on a ton of carbohydrates. The below infographic from Fit Small Business breaks down the different nutrients that make up a healthy diet and how much you should be eating to get the nutrients. Be sure to print out a copy and keep it nearby so you can refer back to it when trying to figure out what kind of food to eat for optimal health.
The Benefits Of A Mediterranean Diet
Speaking of food and nutrition, let’s take a quick look at what some prominent scientists say about food and our bodies. Check out this quote by Caloric Limits author John McDougall: “The Mediterranean diet is undoubtedly the healthiest diet in the world. It is also one of the most delicious.” John went on to say that what separates the Mediterranean diet from other diets is the fact that it “provides health benefits at every age.” And this is certainly true!
The below infographic from Fit Small Business gives some incredible insights into the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. One of the most prominent benefits of this type of diet is its cardiovascular system protectant effects. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans has been shown to reduce the amount of damaged DNA in the body. This protects the body’s cells against the damage caused by aging and environmental factors such as cigarette smoking and drinking alcohol. So not only will a Mediterranean diet help you lose weight, but it may also protect you from age-related diseases. The Mediterranean diet is certainly one of the healthiest diets available.
Use These Useful Tips To Become More Eco-friendly
If the Mediterranean diet is so great, then why are most people still starving? One word: environmentalism. According to Fit Small Business, about 80% of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty and cannot afford to purchase organic fruits and vegetables. So when they do eat these foods, it essentially creates a vicious cycle where the money used to purchase these foods goes right back into the hands of the farmers who grow them. If you’re eco-friendly, you don’t want to encourage this type of behavior by eating the same foods that the farmers grow.
The solution is quite simple. Instead of sticking to the packaged foods in the supermarket, grow your own fruits and vegetables. Many people are able to get by with only one meal per day. So by growing your own food, you’ll be able to change the way you eat and avoid most of the packaged foods with lots of preservatives that aren’t good for you.
In conclusion, knowing how many calories you should be eating is one thing. Knowing what kind of food to eat is another. So whether you decide to follow a diet plan or go vegan, the above data will help make your decision easier.