How to Eat a Balanced Meal

Many people think that we should only eat junk food whenever we want to, and vegetables when our parents tell us to. Well, this article will show you how to satisfy your body, mind, and even your parents.

Steps

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    Switch to whole grains - bread, pasta, rice etc, which has more nutrients and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
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    At each meal, your plate should be 1/2 veggies, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 healthy carbohydrate or starch. Example dinner: heaping serving of steamed carrots, a small grilled chicken breast, and a small whole wheat roll.
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    Eat a salad before your meal to help you eat less.
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    Drink a glass of water before each meal. In addition, make sure you are drinking enough water - experts recommend 8 glasses a day.
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    Eat only lean cuts of meat
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    Eat fruits or veggies combined with some protein for a satisfying, low calorie snack to keep you full between meals so that you eat less. Some suggestions: baby carrots & hummus, an apple with or without peanut butter, a peach & a glass of milk
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    Limit sweets, but you can allow yourself a small treat every day or every other day if you have a sweet tooth. Pick something light and semi-nutritious, such as a fruit bar or low-fat frozen yogurt.

Tips

  • Eating fast food is bad, but just cutting down a bit.
    • For example: if you go to Burger King, ordering the Whopper Jr. instead of the whopper can cut your intake in half!

Warnings

  • Don't take nutrition too seriously, as this can make your self esteem and psychological health bad.

Things You'll Need

  • Willingness to become healthy.

Article Info

Categories: Nutrition and Lifestyle Eating