How to Eat a Balanced Diet

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Step One
When you fill your plate with food, try to make sure that 1/3rd of the food in the plate is carbohydrates, 1/3 is protein and 1/3 is vegetables. See the picture above.

Step Two
The following are examples of carbohydrates that you can include in your balanced diet:
bread (whole wheat is better than processed flour)
rice (brown rice is healthier than white)
pasta
tortilla
couscous
cereal
crackers
fresh fruit

Step Three
The following are examples of vegetables that you can include in your balanced diet:
broccoli
cauliflower
leafy vegetables like spinach
lettuce
salads
stir fry
carrot
squash
peas

Step Four
The following are examples of proteins that you can include in your balanced diet:
tuna
salmon
shrimp
halibut
tofu
chicken (breast meat is healthier than thigh)
turkey (breast meat is healthier than thigh)
beef (try to get lean beef)
eggs
beans
lentils

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