Many people, especially women, are confused on how to start a healthy diet. But don't worry, you're not the only one. Because women have different nutritional requirements and needs than men, the perfect diet plan for them can look quite differently. Women generally need to eat a little bit less, but that also depends on your age, height, weight, activity levels etc.

Today I'm going to talk about how to eat a balanced diet for women, about what types of foods you should be eating and in what proportions. We should generally follow the rule of eating minimum five fruit and veg a day, including whole grains and more fish, beans and pulses and less red meat while opting for low-fat, low-sugar dairy foods.

Carbs like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes should be generally eaten as much as your clenched fist. Protein like meat or fish should be eaten moderately, like the palm of your hand. Savories like popcorn or chips should be eaten in the size of 2 of your cupped hands. Brownies or flapjacks should be eaten in the size of 2 of your fingers. Butter and spreads should be eaten in very low amounts, like the tip of your thumb. More great diet plans for women you can read on the health blog Wise Jug.

Women would thrive the most if they eat 2000 calories a day, not less like most of the diets nowadays tell you. The calorie intake also depends on your activity levels as well, but the general amount of 2000 calories is a great number to keep yourself energized and healthy. Other general intakes you should consider as well is that you should consume 50 grams of protein per day. In order to fuel your brain with enough carbohydrates, you should consume 260 g per day. Sugar intake should not be eaten more than 100 g per day.

Hopefully this article was helpful to all the women out there. We should definitely do our research on how to keep ourselves happy and lead a long, healthy life. It's really important for a woman that she treats her body right, because the body is a temple and we should feed it with healthy foods and foods from the earth.

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