Are the dinners that you cook healthy? Think so, but not sure?
For most of us, there are simple improvements to be made in our dinner routine that can yield great results in our overall health and weight loss.
Here are 5 Simple Steps to make sure your meals are healthy and fitness friendly.
✅ Step #1: Choose Quality Ingredients
These are the building blocks to a healthy meal. While you certainly don’t need to dine at gourmet restaurants in order to ensure quality ingredients, you should pay attention to the quality of the foods you eat.
Choose and Buy foods that are:
Fresh and organic
"Pronounceable" real ingredients
Whole foods in close to their natural state
✅ Step #2: Use Healthy Cooking Methods
The way a meal is cooked determines how many calories, how much added fat, and the nutrients that survive. This simple factor can make or break your weight loss goal.
Avoid foods prepared like this:
Fried and battered
Processed and packaged
Covered with creamy sauces
Sautéed in oil or butter
Choose/Prepare foods that are prepared like this:
✅ Step #3: Eat plenty of Protein
The meal should contain a quality source of protein. With the first 2 guidelines in mind, this will be high quality and healthfully prepared.
Good choices of protein include:
Lean red meat occasionally
Beans and Legumes
✅ Step #4: Include Lots of Fiber
Fiber is a huge part of eating healthy and being lean. Fibrous foods will fill you up while delivering vitamins and nutrients in low-calorie packages. Fill at least two thirds of your plate with fibrous vegetables.
Consume different forms of fiber:
Fresh Fruit in season
Legumes and beans
✅ Step #5: Reduce Starches
Here’s where many well-meaning eaters get out of balance. In order to maintain a lower-carb, higher-protein diet, you'll want to decrease starchy foods.
Starches to decrease:
Rice and cereal
Bread and crackers
For the best results, pair your clean eating with a highly effective exercise routine.
Call or email today to discuss a program that will transform your body once and for all, with healthy food, safe and effective exercise and a lifestyle you can live with and love.