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Condo Living Dos and Don'ts: Tips for a Healthier Diet

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One of the perks of condo living is that a healthy, convenient, and productive lifestyle is viable. Condo spaces were made to cater to fitness and wellness goals and productive working conditions, supermarkets and other essential stores for easy reach are just nearby, if not located within the compound, and most importantly opportunities are just around the corner, allowing one’s personal and professional growth.

Having a healthy lifestyle is everyone's goal. Thanks to condo living, such a kind of desire can be achieved in no time. Vista Residences offers a variety of condominiums to choose from which includes gyms and fitness centers. Condo in manila is a great option, not only because it is located in the capital, but also because of the number of available condominiums. Strategically located within the country's prime universities, business development centers, with an expensive real estate portfolio, making it perfect for students, young professionals, and investors.

For people who are serious about their fitness and are living (or have plans to live) in Manila, Vista Taft is the best choice. It does not only have in-house gym and fitness facilities, but it also has other amenities that are good for recreational activities. Aside from enjoying every bit of its features, it can also be an opportunity for other physical activities such as swimming or even having dance lessons in the function rooms, completing the condo living experience.

The Most Common Diet Myths

Condominiums nowadays offer features and amenities specially made for health and wellness (Vista Residences is one of them). This suits both health gurus and people who just enjoy being physically fit. Exposure to such convenience pushes their desire even more. But sometimes, too much desire can lead to the worst things. Taking fitness goals too seriously that even their diet plans are becoming unhealthy, makes their path to a healthy lifestyle move in another direction. Before packing your gym stuff up, here are some of the diet myths that need to be stopped.

Avoid eating - at all

Eating means gaining weight, but too much intake doubles that gain. It is a common myth already that when someone is on diet, eating should be deprived, or worse it is a forbidden task. Aside from the fact that it is not backed by health professionals, eating deprivation causes various severe effects that, yes, can make you thin - but an unhealthy kind of thin. Also, eating is an essential part of surviving, without proper intake of nutrients and proteins, the body cannot work properly.

Avoid fats

Not common to all, fats have two kinds, good fats, and bad fats. Too much intake of bad fats from butter, cheese, lard, margarine, crackers, chips, fried foods, and candies are the ones that should be avoided. Meanwhile, good fats that come from tuna, mackerel, sardines, nuts and seeds, olive oil, corn oil, soymilk, tofu, avocados are being recommended. Therefore, avoiding both kinds of fats still affects the diet, choose good fats and use them as a substitute. But still, fats contain calories, both the good and the bad ones. Too much calorie intake, therefore, leads to weight gain which means too much is still awful for the goal. Overconsumption of calories can also result in heart-related sickness.

Avoid sweets

Just like with fats, not all sweets are deemed to be dangerous to health. Avoiding sweets would only lead to unnecessary binges. The body needs 100 - 200 calories to achieve a balanced diet. After all, our body still needs treats, especially for those people who have a sweet tooth. Depriving will lead to an episode of overconsumption in the future. 

Avoid eating at night

Many loves to eat during night while binge-watching their favorite movies, but sometimes, people tend not to eat only have a good diet. Not eating at night is one, if not the most, diet misconception that people believe. The body needs to work for a day, this means it needs the energy to work and that energy must come from the foods. Less intake means less energy which also means less productivity. The key is by counting the calorie intake. If it happens that by night the calorie count has reached its limit, then it's time to wait for another day for a restart. 

Living alone is indeed challenging both for fulfilling fitness goals and having a balanced diet. Monitoring health, food being taken, is being compromised due to other everyday tasks. Condo living can help if someone doesn’t have enough time to do it. As has been mentioned, the key to a good diet is by counting and keeping the calorie intake normal per day as much as possible, this means if there is a time when you exceed the required calories, you need to burn it immediately - thanks to 24hr-gym, keeping calories in normal level at any given time is no challenge.

Vista residences available condo in Manila offers that kind of feature in making sure that everyone is at their best figure. Tennyson Heights provides better living options by having a fitness and wellness gym for occupants to use. It is designed with a spacious studio-type interior that is also perfect for a home workout. 

Combat Diet Myths: Best Tips for a Healthier Diet

To counter such bad habits in terms of diet, here are some tips and steps to follow for a healthier fitness plan.

Do not overeat (eat wisely, eat-in portions)

The reason why eating is considered a bad habit especially for people who are currently on a diet is that they can’t differentiate eating from overeating. The body gains weight rapidly because the intake also happens constantly, in other words, they tend to overeat. Overeating is also a result of eating deprivation. Even though some eat once a day, their eating volume is so massive that it becomes overeating; hence, there is no progress on their weight loss.

Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and other food rich in carbohydrates

Others may say that eating carbs (carbohydrates) result in huge weight gain, but little did they know that carbs are a fundamental factor in the body’s energy. It drives our system to work properly which makes us productive. Without sufficient amounts of it, the body tends to be powerless which also leads to unproductivity, worse, prone to unhealthy eating habits like eating beyond the preferred time, loss of appetite, and more. But then again, carbs produce glucose which is also considered unhealthy when it is too much, so better eat wisely.

Another best thing for balancing diet is by eating fruits and vegetables. Aside from the nutrients that it can give, it can also be an effective substitute for sweets. It is also essential for good digestion, cleansing the body from dirt and toxins.

Avoid bad carbs from cakes, cookies, and white bread

Carbs are essential, yes, but too many carbs produce too much glucose which is not a good thing for one’s diet. Cakes, cookies, white bread, and other pastries are sources of bad carbs. Too much consumption causes fast weight gain. Although for some it is their kind of treat, moderation is still a good step to consider.

Eat good fats, scrap bad fats

Good fats are the best option especially for substituting. These fats are vital not only for diet purposes but also in terms of health. It can decrease the possibility of cardiovascular diseases, helps the immune system, regulates body temperature, helps your body function, and some other good things that benefit one’s satiety.

Choose healthy and low-calorie sweets

For people with a sweet tooth, low-calorie sweets are their best option. Chocolates that are made from seeds of the cocoa tree, for example, are not just a healthy kind of sweets but are also a stimulator that releases feel-good chemicals in the brain, including endorphins and serotonin. Veggies and hummus are also great low-calorie sweets. There are also some healthy and low-calorie snacks to choose from just in case chips and cookies need to be changed.

Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.  

Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects in Manila such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Tower University Belt. It also has pre selling projects in the said area which include Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.

Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.

In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.

For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.