There are several ways that you can help tip the scales in your favor when trying to eat healthy. Here are 3 tips to aid in your success.
|Make the Meal – Cooking at home not only allows you to control which ingredients you use and in which amounts, it also requires you to literally work for your food, burning calories in the kitchen before you sit down to eat.|
|Bulk Up on Veggies – Most vegetables, especially green vegetables, are so low in calories and high in fiber and nutrients that you should consider them “free” foods. Add them to any dish to create larger, more satisfying portions that keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. To increase the portion size of these recipes, we frequently increased the veggies and reduced the protein with rave results. Bob’s Chicken Pot Pie is an excellent example.|
|Control the Carbs – Carbohydrates should be a side dish, not the main attraction. When it comes to carbs, especially pasta, we have a tendency to fill the entire surface of our plate before topping with a protein. For a balanced meal, your protein serving should be about the size of a deck of cards, your carbohydrate serving should be slightly smaller, and your vegetable serving should fill the rest of the plate.|