[[ How to create a healthy & complete #meal
Here just a few tips to get yourself started:
: Look for a good source of lean protein to fill out 1/4 of your plate!! This could be #eggs
and even vegetable sources as #tofu
, green peas, etc.
❓Why? Protein will keep you satisfied for longer and will assist the #muscle
building process (specially if you are following a resistance training program). So it's a WIN-WIN either if your goal is muscle building or shredding body fat!💪🏼
✔Tip: Cook it by steaming, grilling, in the oven or sautéing them with a bit of oil.🍳
🍞🍚🥔 Complex #carbohidrates
. Fill out another 1/4 of your plate with #rice
❓Why? This macronutrient is in charge of fueling your body with #energy
✔Tip: If your goal is to increase cardio or weight lifting #performance
, carbs are probably your best friends prior to your workout!! ⛹️♂️🏋🏼♀️
. Find them in foods like #avocado
, etc. Make sure every meal's got some fats which could be used to cook, as part of a sauce or as a topping!
❓Why? We (literally) can't live without them!! They are needed for nutrients absorption, #brain
✔Tip: It is important to eat good fats along your vegetables. Have a teaspoon to a tablespoon of good fats for your body to absorb those nutrients! Olive oil is the best source you can chose. 😉
🥦🍊🍆Simple carbs. Aka #vegetables
!! If 50% of your plate is filled up with a #colorful
mix of veggies and ended with a serve of fresh seasonal fruit... you are leaving the dream!!
❓Why? Vegetables contain #vitamins
essential for a healthy body and brain! They are also rich in fiber, essential for a happy gut. 💩
✔Tip: Look after your health and budget by buying seasonal and local produce! It will be cheaper, fresher, higher in nutrients and they'll provide exactly what you need according to the time of the year and the place where you are! 🌸☀️🍂❄