Everyone knows that eating healthy is good for you and can have a significant impact on your long-term physical and mental health. However, with all the advice around how to eat healthy food, how do we know what is healthy? How do we make sure we’re getting all the nutrients we need from what we eat? How can we make sure our children get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients without going overboard and loading up on foods that are simply too hard for our bodies to handle? The purpose of this article is to bring to light the science of healthy eating and how to eat healthy food in an effective, fun way that doesn’t break the bank.
Let’s face it, many of us don’t have the time to dedicate to learning a complicated menu. We’re busy and we want food now. The problem with many diets is that they take up a lot of time because we have to read labels, count calories, analyze nutritional information, figure out carbohydrates vs. protein, figure out fat grams, adjust calories – there are so many things to remember that it can be overwhelming. The nice thing about dynamic contrast is that it helps make it easier to process food. Dynamic contrast uses visual cues to make it easier for our brains to understand exactly what is going into our meals. Let’s take a look at how it works.
Dynamic contrast makes use of two main components. The first of these is a highly sophisticated mathematical algorithm that allows it to “smooth” the food and caloric density throughout the entire meal. This means that not only are the calories presented in their proper order, but they are presented in such a way that it is virtually impossible for our eyes to miss them. The second component of Dynamic Contrast is a series of highly contrasting pictures or images that gradually build up the food’s energy level. At first, the images are barely noticeable, but over time the differences between them become more pronounced, until we finally see a glimpse of the true food picture at the end.
Bottled Water vs. Filled Containers Vs. Granulated Containers vs. Powdered Milk vs. Whipped Milk Dynamic contrast makes it very easy to understand which type of food is going to provide us with the most nutritional benefit. All you have to do is choose the healthy food type displayed on the Dynamic contrast monitor, and that’s it – there will be an icon that pops up telling you how much benefit your particular food choice offers.
If you’ve ever tried to count calories while making a meal, then you know how frustrating it can be. Counting calories while you cook is next to impossible, unless you have a precise scale with precise measurements of all of the various ingredients in your favorite foods. Most kitchens have a large variety of different measuring cups, spoons, ladles, saucepans, and other utensils that are used regularly to cook a wide range of different foods. You have to keep track of what you use each time, so that you know exactly how much food you are adding to the table each time. Even those who are particularly accurate at their dietary monitoring don’t enjoy this type of monitoring.
With a new diet and lifestyle it becomes easier to manage your calorie intake, as well as eliminate or limit unhealthy foods and unhealthy snacks. When you create a diet and lifestyle chart it becomes easier to see what kinds of foods help you lose weight and which foods are causing you to gain weight. This inner ring also makes it easier to plan out your daily meals so that you don’t have to compromise important diet elements like protein and fat sources for other food groups.
When the inner ring is combined with a choice architecture chart it’s possible to create a diet and lifestyle system that is effective, permanent, sustainable, and easy to follow. The next step involves choosing one or more components of your diet plan that you can live without. Just make eating healthier a habit, one that you can practice routinely without craving junk food. For example, instead of eating a brownie or a muffin after lunch, try eating a bowl of cereal with low fat milk and fruit. Or replace snack cakes with fruit and low-fat yogurt or nuts.
Finally, don’t forget to reward yourself. Eating a wholesome, nutrient-dense diet helps your body release natural chemicals that make it feel good, so reward yourself when you make healthy food choices. If you eat an apple when you are bored, it will be hard to fall in love with an apple. The more you practice healthy behaviors, the more your brain will become accustomed to them, and the easier it will be to transition into eating junk foods when you want.