Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Making it Simple
Posted by: andrew william, 15-Apr-2008Most of us do a 9 o 5 job and it may not be practical to cook most of the time or have your lunch brought from home. Even though some do. Here are a few guidelines as to a wholesome eating guide that can keep you functioning better, live healthy and longer and probably bring down those excess fat.
Your daily meal should include some fibres, (fruits/ salads ) , some complex carbohydrates ( whole meal breads, high fiber meals such as oats etc ) and protein (preferably fish and chicken).
Soupy noodles and salads as a side dish goes real well.
You can start of the day with having a whole meal bread (not the ones with preservatives) or hi fiber oats or muesli for breakfast. Donít avoid breakfast, as itís the most important meal of the day. If you can afford it, just do yourself a favor and buy a bread maker. It will save you a lot of money and you can decide what goes into your bread and not a stranger who will put anything into it to increase shelf life. To make your oats taste better, just add some seeds, raisin and some good quality honey.
Lunch should be moderately filling so you will not binge on dinner. Eating outside can be difficult. Avoid all forms of fried foods. If you really must have them, limit them to only one meal a day and twice a week. The older you get, the lesser of such unhealthy foods, the better. Soup noodles are safe but they are not really filling so have some fruits after that meal.
Keep dinner as light as possible, have a serving of fresh organic salads as a side dish to you main meal. This will keep you from overeating and at the same time it provides some real good source of vitamins. Finish you meals the latest by 8.30pm. Try not to eat after that, it will give your liver a break and help you shed those extra pounds.