Balancing Food vs Diet What's the Difference?

Balancing Food vs Diet What's the Difference?

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Reading reviews of articles on nutrition, diet, balance, I realized that you tend to confuse these two terms.

But there is a whole world that separates them because they absolutely do not have the same role.

Their modes of operation are different depending on the goals and needs that you set for yourself.

Let's start with food balancing

What is it ? Here is the definition you find on the internet

Food balance: This is the distribution of food that covers energy needs without excess, while leading to a sufficient intake of macro and micronutrients.

Ok, I think I can provide you with a more complete and easier to understand explanation.

A balanced diet is a way to start eating healthier.

Indeed, no food is prohibited. But for all that there are more favorable times to consume them.

For example, it is rather favorable to consume dairy products in the morning and to avoid their consumption in the evening.

Fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, wholemeal flour, meats, fish are the almost absolute mantras. In fact, it’s just a food that is called "HEALTHY" these days, because fast food restaurants, as well as manufacturers, have gone through it and have changed the game. Too much sugar, too much salt, additives and colorings to extend, to conclude nothing very healthy in the end.

So to find a balanced diet is to favor fruits and vegetables, avoid industrial dishes and fast foods, and reduce refined sugars. And just as important as a solid diet is hydration! so drink lots of water, herbal teas ...

The goal is to provide all these essential elements through balanced nutrition to contribute to a healthy lifestyle and thus keep optimal shape.

Of course this subject amply deserves a more in-depth explanation but to start it is necessary to know the basics. I will come back to this subject in much more detail in a future article.

Diet: This is the temporary, total or partial abstention from food for personal or therapeutic reasons.


The definition speaks for itself, it is about abstaining from certain foods.

 Take the example of a person who suffers from diabetes, for example. In his case certain fruits are forbidden to him such as black and white grapes, bananas or cherries.

 Indeed these fruits have a grade sugar content. So despite being good for our health, some people need to remove them from their diets. Because yes it is in a specific case that it is about a diet. When certain foods are prohibited despite all the benefits they demonstrate.

Let’s also take another example, some top athletes have to lose weight in order to participate in the so-called dry competition.

In this type of case, too, it is about diet. Because the goal is to lose weight and therefore reduce caloric and water intake, it is above all a question of reducing the proportion of carbohydrates. But remember that maintaining muscle mass requires high protein intakes as well as specific micronutrient intakes.

I hope now you can tell the difference between these two methods.

Adapt them to suit your needs, and don't hesitate to take advice.

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