One diet doesn't suit all

One diet doesn't suit all
Some people look at the calorie content and decide whether food is healthy.

What is a proper food habit. People keep searching for answers, but most often land in utter confusion. There is a simple answer - each person has to adapt to a different style.

Some people look at the calorie content and decide whether food is healthy. A doughnut has 260 calories, the same as a chicken salad sandwich. But chicken contains 15 gm protein, 10 gm fat, and 20 gm carbohydrate. In doughnut, there are 31 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein and 14 gm fat - this means contents are totally different in two dishes.

Also, does skipping a meal help cut weight? The question is age-old. The answer is it's not only futile, but can also cause the opposite effect. The body reduces its metabolic rate (BMR) when you skip food. That generates extra fat, resulting in extra weight.

Many have the false impression that a slim body suggests health and a fat body signals ill-health. A human body has to be looked at in two parts to realise the fact. One part of the body weight comes from fat and the other part from bones and muscles. A person appearing slim may in fact have extra fat, which is dangerous. Such people will have fat covering their internal organs.

For example tennis star Serena Williams has a heavy body. However, her weight comes from her bones and muscles and not from fat.

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