This is my daily meal portion.
Consider the above circle as a standard plate. 1/4 of it consist of carbohydrate, 1/4 of it consist of meat/fish and 1/2 of the plate consist of veggies.
Healthy meal planning helps you to establish a pattern of healthy food choices & the size of it, which most of us ignores.
I am not a calorie counter, neither am I on those total protein diet, carbo diet, or whatever crash diet. However, I do make it a point to take healthy portions because I believe that every meal matters. I ensure that I take a balanced meal because I know the importance of carbo, meat and veggies.
When we are young, we can eat all we want. But once we reach the age of 30 and above, the food portion should slowly be reduced to the size indicated above, as your metabolism rate generally starts to slow down.
You can either slowly cut down on your food portion or increase the intensity & frequency of your exercise to maintain your metabolism rate. It's your choice.
These are minor lifestyle changes that we can make an effort to execute gradually so that we do not come to a point where the doctor has to tell us to cut down on this, cut out on that, stop eating this and start doing that. Because by then, what the doctors tells you to do would seem like an enormous and impossible task.
You can indulge every now and then or during festive seasons, but make sure you go back to this healthy eating pattern as your daily regime.
So, eat healthily all the time, at every meal. It's just that simple.
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