Four Simple Steps to a Healthier Meal
Are you confused about how to construct a meal that will help you reach your health and fitness goals? Read on, because I have 4 simple steps that will help you create a delicious meal you can eat anytime.
1. Protein – add a palm sized portion of lean protein. Your options are limitless and can include chicken, salmon, tuna, lean beef (preferably grass fed), an omelet, turkey burger, bison, or any other protein that you enjoy eating.
2. Veggies – at least half of your plate should be filled with veggies. Some of my favorite are broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, green beans, brussels sprouts, spinach or a combination your favorite vegetables. (for the purposes of meal planning, corn is not considered a veggie)
3. Fat – yes, I said it – Fat! Adding a healthy fat to your meal will help to keep you full longer, will help you digest your food better and will actually help to promote fat loss. Some options are to add a thumb sized amount of healthy oil to your cooking methods. These can include olive oil, coconut oil, organic butter, palm oil or ghee. Your fat portion could also include raw nuts, olives, or avocados.
4. Water or Tea – Removing calorie and sugar heavy beverages is a great idea to improve your health and fitness goals. Add a tall glass of water before, during or after your meal instead of soda, milk or juice.
A sample meal should look something like this: