Monday, April 9, 2012

Tuesday Tips for Healthy Living

Eat six times a day. Set an alarm if you have to. By eating six small meals a day instead of three big ones, your blood sugar will remain steady throughout the day. Plus, you will be less hungry and less likely to binge. At each meal, eat a lean protein and healthy carbohydrate together. 

For example: 

Meal 1 - Shakeology smoothie. 
Meal 2 - Kashi Go Lean cereal with light coconut milk. 
Meal 3 - a piece of fruit, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a few Triscuits. 
Meal 4 - half cup of whole wheat pasta or brown rice with lean ground chicken or turkey and a vegetable. 
Meal 5 - 100% thin whole-wheat bread with almond butter. 
Meal 6 - salad of mixed baby greens and spinach or just spinach, cucumber, tomato, green onion, and low fat salad dressing made with olive oil and a combination of lean meat and healthy carbohydrate such as a tuna/egg salad sandwich on thin whole-wheat bread, chicken breast and Quinoa, or spaghetti with ground chicken or turkey, whole-wheat pasta and marinara sauce. 

If you're hungry later before bed, have a small snack such as a half sandwich, piece of fruit, yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese.

This is just an example to get you started. The main thing to remember is to combine a lean protein and healthy carbohydrate every time you eat your six meals. If you can't fit in six meals, get in at least five.

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