How to balance your diet’ is an article series all about achieving balance in your diet, and what that looks (and tastes) like. It’s a common phrase, but what does it mean, and how do you do it? Find out here.

When life is ‘easy’

Everyone is always talking about how tough life is nowadays. And I’m not buying it. Just a cursory glance through the history books should make it clear that we’ve been our own worst enemy for thousands of years, and that the world simply is a difficult place to live.

But no matter how miserable things around you feel, there ARE patches of time every now-and-then where YOUR OWN LIFE feels easy (and we’re seriously grateful for these moments!).

Take advantage

The important thing is that when things feel ‘easy’ or ‘easier’,  you need to make as much headway as possible in whatever area is important to you, because you have extra energy to give to it.

This means that if you’re trying to be healthy and lose weight, then you should ramp up your efforts in this area, so that when things change again, you’ve made as much of the ‘easy patch’ as you could.

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It may be strange to think of this as ‘balance’ in your diet, but on a bigger scale it really is, because the ‘seesaw’ is not always going to be perfectly centred. So you need to get as much done on this side so that when it tips (sometimes it tips hard) in the other direction it balances itself out a bit.

The thing with balance is that it’s very difficult to have it all the time.

So what you need to do is think about how your actions now will possibly impact on the future. And in this case, doing well now can ONLY benefit you in the greater scheme of things.

This is how balance can be achieved while living a predominantly healthy and active lifestyle. You don’t have to be BORING to be on diet!

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