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Staying Slim Is Simple With SANE Eating
Apr 2017
Dr Vani Srinivas
Clinical Nutritionist And Director, Astra Healthcare Private Limited

As people in the modern world are becoming more cautious of the foods to be taken and foods to be avoided, plenty of diets are coming into practice and the SANE diet is one of the recent diet concepts mentioned by the founder and author Jonathan Bailor in one of his books. SANE is actually an acronym, which signifies Satiety, Aggressiveness, Nutrition and Efficiency.

Recent research has proved that losing weight cannot be achieved by simply reducing your calories, or exercising more. Eating well at regular intervals and focusing on the quality of calories and selecting the foods in which there is ample amount of nutrition helps in adding sufficient calories with good nutritive quality. Here is a brief idea on what exactly the SANE diet advocates.

The SANE Diet

Refers to the extent of a quantity of a particular food that satisfies your hunger at that moment. Thus a SANE diet advises having foods with high satiety value.

Refers to the extent of how fast a food raises the levels of glucose in the body. Hence, the SANE diet supports having foods that have low aggressiveness, so that the glucose levels are raised slowly and maintains energy levels up to a certain extent of time, instead of sudden spikes and sudden lows.

Signifies the extent of nutritive value of a food per calorie. The more the nutritive value per calorie, the more the quality of the food increases. People who are on a SANE diet are advised to choose foods which are nutrient dense.

The efficiency of a food depends on the extent it gets converted to fat. The more efficient a food is, the more amount of fat it accumulates in our body. Thus, the SANE diet stands by foods that are inefficient.