Daily Diet

In our society, the term “diet” or “dieting” refers to a set of guidelines to be followed in your day to day eating habits. People generally diet to lose weight and be “healthy.” Many consider dieting, along with a little bit of exercise, the obvious way to accomplish weight loss and health goals. However, countless diets
​(list of diets)​ultimately become short term; most people have difficulty consistently adhering to the rules of a particular diet. Consequently, we can consider this term a failing proposition. Over the years, there has been an incalculable number of fad diets that end up gaining wide spread popularity. Presently, the “Paleo diet” has become increasingly favorable. Though this is easy to just write off as another fad, the Paleo diet is more of a change in eating habits than anything else, and might be the closest we have to a solution. In order to attain a long term change, we need to entertain the idea of an overall shift in eating habits, inherently making our eating regimen better and ​more consistent. A constantly changing diet is hard on the​ body: the ups and downs negatively affect your digestive and hormonal systems, and hinder your mental state. Steady habits that include healthier, non-processed​ foods, over time, will ​be better for your body. In 1965, roughly 92% of the American population ate most meals at home. That percentage has dropped significantly. It now hovers closer to 65​%, meaning a lot of people are eating out, often dining at fast food restaurants, or eating a high percentage of processed foods. Regulating portion size and focusing on eating more fruits and vegetables, paired with cutting out certain meats and processed foods are easy ways start living a healthier lifestyle.