You may have been thinking about what to eat for dinner but when you want to eat a well balanced meal, it takes some actual planning.
So let’s track back a bit in the day to a few hours before dinner. You start to wonder what you’ll fix for dinner that could be healthy, and filling for you and the family.
Now when I grew up, it was quite normal for this very question to be yelled out from across the house from a family member. And if that question didn’ t come from myself or my brothers it was mom who probably thought about this the most so we didn’t have to.
So, fast forward to present day. We now take on this responsibility to ourselves now because that’s what being an adult requires.
Of course, the goal each night is to be able to eat a well balanced meal that is
Seven Tips To Help You Eat A Well-Balanced M
1 – Every meal needs protein and fiber. These two nutrients work together to help you feel satisfied
2 – When you’re choosing snacks, go for taste as well as health. Repeat the mantra to yourself: healthy food can be and is satisfying. If you don’t like broccoli, don’t force yourself to eat it—there are plenty of other healthy fruits and vegetables out there.
If you are an owner of a Vitamix or something that is as powerful, you can take those vegetables you don’t really like and throw them into a shake. You’ll never taste them and you’ll get the benefits of that particular vegetable or fruit
3 – Prepare ahead. Plan out your meals a week in advance. If you look at your app store, there are plenty of free apps that can help you with this. Then, when you’re making dinner, make extra meat and veggies, portion them out, and put them in containers for later. Stock up on healthy foods when you shop, and avoid the pre-packaged items.
Most of the time when things are pre-packaged, there are things that are added to them which are not necessarily good for you. GMO’s are quite often the culprit with prepackaged food items.
4 – doTERRA® has a cabinet full of oils to incorporate into your meal prep and favorite recipes—from Lemon and Lime to Oregano and Basil. Try giving your food more flavor with one or two drops of essential oils.
5 – Make a Slim & Sassy® TrimShake instead of a meal or a snack. TrimShake is the ideal protein shake that also helps you manage hunger and cravings for other foods. See some recipes, from overnight oats to regular smoothies, here, or visit iamslimandsassy.com.
6 – Practice portion control. Remember, your stomach is the size of your fist. Look at and follow the recommended serving sizes for any foods you are eating.
7 – Dessert. You can still have dessert, just limit to once a week. The five to six meal plan is not about deprivation—we want you to reward yourself.
You’re familiar with the saying that the best meal plan is the one that is already planned out ahead of time. We have found that if you eat when your body is ready to eat (typically 4-hour intervals), you’ll feel much more satisfied and not deprived from food.
When you’re a foodie like we are, we need to know we are feeling satisfied at all times.
So eating something with a good amount of fiber and protein is the aim.
We also like to plan 3 smaller meals (depending on your excersize for the day) and then 2 small snacks between meals.
The key here is to be able to snack and not use the snack to get full again. My mindset for a snack is merely to just get something healthy in my stomach. This will keep my blood sugars from going too low.