Healthy Eating Plan
Following a Healthy Eating Plan
If you are looking to follow a healthy eating plan, then here are a few things that I recommend all people do. This post is not specifically tailored towards weight loss, gain or maintenance but is a good starting point for energy, health and digestion.
Here are my top tips to follow:
Always start with breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day, remember your body has been starving overnight and your blood sugars are very low at this point. To take on the day with energy and focus, make sure you get off to a good start.
Eat every 2-4 hours. The metabolism is responsible for keeping a normal body mass index, by eating regularly you avoid the body going into starvation mode and storing excess body fat. Also, you will maintain more stable blood sugar levels and energy by eating regularly.
Eat more fats. Fats have a bad wrap for being bad for you when in fact they are a great source of energy and health, especially omega 3 which reduces fatty deposits around the heart and reduces inflammation, a major cause of disease.
Reduce processed foods. Anything which is packaged is not good for you unless it’s fresh, the reason for this is all the nasties and high sodium levels to maintain shelf life. Also, these products are often high in sugar which is bad for your health.
Go low carbohydrate at dinner. If you eat a heavy carbohydrate laden meal at dinner, by the time the food is broken down into usable energy, you will most likely be sleeping which isn’t ideal. Also, late night eaters are less likely to have a proper breakfast with breaks the first rule :-).
Here is a sample meal planner:
Breakfast 7am – Apple, orange, carrot, ginger, spinach and almond fresh juice.
Snack 10am – 2 wholegrain crackers with peanut butter.
Lunch 1pm – Wholegrain rice with fresh tuna and stir fried broccoli.
Snack 3.30pm – An apple with a small handful of mixed nuts.
Dinner 6.30pm – Steamed kale, asparagus and grilled chicken breast with avocado on the side.
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