How to have a Healthy Balanced Diet


A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively.


Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance.

Much like a morning isn’t complete without a proper cup of coffee, your exercise routine can do little without a diet plan as its trusty sidekick. Think of food as your fuel – your body and your mind will run only as smoothly as you allow them with proper nutrition.

With the growing hype around complex dieting regimes, people seem to forget those few simple principles of healthy eating, which are in fact the only guidelines you need for tailoring your own perfect menu.

Stay Educated

You don’t need to become a walking encyclopedia of food facts to have enough information about healthy eating habits.

It’s enough to know the basics, learn how to read the labels and count your calories, educate yourself on the main aspects of how our body works, and keep your dinner plate versatile.

The same goes for listening to your body because no expert can pinpoint what your preferred meal times are, how much of each macro-nutrient your body requires, how often you should eat, or how much water you should drink – It’s up to you to discover your “sweet spot”.

Stock up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, Nuts & Seeds


A plant-focused diet is a dream-come-true for fitness enthusiasts and a perfect basis for anyone who wishes to lose or maintain a healthy weight, improve their immunity and provide their body with all the macro and micro-nutrients through food.

They are low in calories, but teeming with healthy fibre, vitamins and minerals, so they will improve your digestion, feed the friendly bacteria in your gut, help you stay resilient and serve as an ideal addition to every meal, plus a reliable snack.

You can mix and match between raw, steamed, cooked, and baked veggies, while fresh, frozen and dried fruits are your best choice, and smoothies are excellent for in-between meals.

Lean Protein

If you’re an omnivore, then you can further enrich your meals with healthy, lean proteins, such as chicken or turkey, grass-fed beef, or even some fatty salmon. A healthy adult needs approximately 1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight, which will make up about 35-40% of your diet.

There are plant sources of protein as well, such as lentils, chia seeds, beans, and in case you can eat dairy, milk, yoghurt and all sorts of cheeses (especially cottage cheese) are all packed with protein.

Remember that they are known as the building blocks of life, so don’t shy away from a healthy protein intake, especially if you lead an active lifestyle.

Healthy Fats


Despite their bad image, healthy fats should actually make up for a significant portion of your meals. 

However, instead of consuming trans-fats found in fried foods, the essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 can be found in whole eggs, avocados, full-fat dairy, coconut and olive oil, among many others.

Keep in mind how you store and prepare these ingredients – your jar of Nutiva Organic Virgin coconut oil can be safely stored in your pantry, although it may become liquid at high temperatures, while olive oil shouldn’t be used for cooking.

Try Vegan Options

Switching out your regular meals for vegan options at least once a week is a wonderful way of packing a tonne of nutrients into your diet, as well as trying new foods!

If you’ve never tried vegan options before, check out for meal inspiration.

Going vegan, even if only for one day a week can help cram in loads of vitamins that you may be missing elsewhere in your diet. Not only that, but it drastically helps the environment!

Steer clear of Processed Foods

This food category has a bad rap for numerous good reasons.

Processed foods have been linked to obesity, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and cardiovascular issues, to name a few. 

They are far from nutritious, they are borderline addictive which leads to those insatiable cravings, and they are teeming with added sugars and artificial ingredients to boost their flavour.

Think sodas, store-bought cookies and salty snacks everyone is crazy about. Other than being calorie-dense, there is nothing healthy your body can obtain from those foods.

Supplement Wisely


For busy bees who need an extra health boost for a complete diet, you can include various supplements to make up for what you cannot obtain from food.

Various vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be resolved with high-quality supplements, while you can also use delicious meal replacements to prevent even the most hectic days from affecting your nutrient intake.

Although you shouldn’t rely on these options daily, they can serve as a practical, time-saving choice until you replenish your grocery stocks.

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  • Claire Lee
    June 30, 2017

    I love this post, and healthy diet is so important. It’s so difficult to actually be in a healthy diet though. I really need to be back in the healthy eating game. And continuous workout.

  • Haha me too! 😉 trying very hard to be more healthier xx

  • Thank you for dropping by and commenting x

  • I love pomegranates!!!

  • Sophia Whitham
    June 30, 2017

    Great tips! I’m just getting back into the swing of healthy eating, surrounding myself with fruit and veg seems to work! xx

    Sophia x

  • John Smith
    June 20, 2017

    I love your
    writing. It is so elegant. This is a great tips –

  • mommystimeline
    June 20, 2017

    Great Content!,Pomegranates possess anti-ageing properties,

  • Glad you enjoyed it xx

  • Thats so awesome!! x

  • Anna Nuttall
    June 17, 2017

    An amazingly helpful post. Great tips for anyone who binged on junk foods. xx

  • Agustina Torti
    June 16, 2017

    This was so helpful! Amazing post ?

    Kisses, Agustina ? (

  • Team up Girl
    June 16, 2017

    YES! I always say nutrition is 80%, exercise 20% (talking about how it does affect your body). It is SO important to make conscious choices. What fascinates me the most is how people try to stay away from fat (either the healthy or unhealthy one) but they have no problem to eat salty crackers. LOVE the post!

  • Helene Vlacho
    June 15, 2017

    Great and helpful tips Susana! I always start my week with healthy food and workout but most of the times i need my sugar dose around Wednesday, 🙂

  • Kate Schiffman
    June 15, 2017

    Great tips! I have found that portion control is also a part of a balanced diet!