Keeping yourself healthy without starving is one problem that all the foodies face. While we all love to eat what we want to eat, somewhere in the corner of our minds, there is a slight concern about how all of this is going to affect our health in the longer run.
It is an understandable concern and that is why, we have listed down some simple healthy eating tips that will not starve you and at the same time, will keep you healthy. The meal by meal breakdown of the tips are as follows:
- Make sure that your calorie intake is between 300 and 400 calories.
- Include a minimum of 10 grams of protein, healthy fat, or fiber.
- Avoid eating processed food that has refined sugar.
- The calorie intake during lunch should be around 400-500 calories which means that is should be slightly higher than breakfast.
- Vegetables should be a major part of the meal and could make up to 50 percent.
- Refined sugars should be avoided and a minimum of 5 grams of fiber is to be included for lunch.
- The calorie intake for dinner should be around 400-500 calories
- Use vegetables but make sure that they are not starchy in nature. Also include lean protein and whole grains in your dinner.
- Avoiding processed foods with refined sugar applies here as well.
Snacks and Treats:
- If you are taking snacks, the calorie count should be between 100-200 if your meals are spaced more than three hours.
- Including protein, healthy fat or fiber is recommended.
- Choose treats with less than 15 grams of sugar and at the same time, try to restrict them to one per day.
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