4. Is flexible
Flexibility is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship with food. The world doesn't fall over, even if you occasionally end up with snacks on your plate, or if you treat yourself to ice cream on the weekend. Pay attention to the whole is a good rule of thumb. Find the best way for you!
5. Is versatile
Variety means not only that you eat something from different food groups (vegetables, meat, grain products, etc.), but also that you don't always rely on the same food items. Get to know the food in the store, and sometimes choose romaine lettuce instead of iceberg lettuce, buckwheat instead of oats, and turkey or tofu instead of chicken.
6. Brings satiety
Feelings of hunger and satiety guide eating. Adequate satiety after a meal contributes to weight control, as it supports a regular meal rhythm and curbs the need to snack.
7. Produces a good feeling both mentally and physically
It is important to apply the points mentioned above in a way that the diet makes you feel good both mentally and physically. Changing your lifestyle can be extremely difficult and mentally draining at first, but in the long run it will reward you at least twice as much.
The author is Puhdas+ athlete team member Jade Liikkanen, who is a student of nutrition and biomedicine. Get to know Jade, for example, on Instagram @jadejessika