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Balanced Diet: How To Start A Balanced Diet…

Posted by Saito on March 3, 2009

Food Pyramid

I’m sure most of you have heard about the Food Pyramid, it shows you the best way to start a balanced diet and keep a balanced for the rest of your life.

Q & A

Okay then, what do I do first?

By starting a balanced diet you are taking a big step in life, you have to break some bad habits. Like eating unhealthy snacks when your hungry, or having multiple deserts (I’m sure you can think up some unusual eating habits on your own). Give your self time to make the transition, have your parents start buying you healthy natural foods. That is what you do to start…


Do you have a schedule I can use? What should I eat at what times?

Okay I’ll start:

Breakfast:

Start your breakfast with energizing food, full of protein and Vitamin C. I suggest eggs (protein) you can make them anyway you like, for bread I suggest Toast and last but not least for a drink try milk (calcium)/orange juice(Vitamin C) (you probably have more then one glass of orange juice/milk, try them both; have one glass of milk and one glass of orange juice)

Time between Breakfast and Lunch:

Sometimes most people have a snack before lunchtime, try munching on some cheerios (your daily grains) or have vegetable/fruit something healthy.

Lunchtime:

For lunch were all normally at school, so I suggest when you pack your lunch you should take food items that will last through the entire school day. I normally have a tuna sandwich, with a banana (protein again). For a drink I have water, cool and refreshing…try something balanced and nutritional like that (I’m sure you can think of something).

Time between lunch and dinner:

If you’ve just come home from school and want another snack, try crackers with peanut butter (or cheese, you know something edible like that =D). For a drink to go with it try having some more milk.

Dinner:

Normally as teens were not in charge of dinner (mom or dad takes care of that), why not ask them to make a balanced meal? I would suggest you ask them to make a pasta dish, or a rice dish; something with plenty of grains. You could also suggest a meat/poultry dish (chicken, beef or ham). On the side you would want a vegetable group, try broccoli or cauliflower. For desert try dark chocolate (just plain dark chocolate, its good a very good for you), or try a fruit dish.

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That’s the schedule I recommend, of course its normally you can’t keep a perfect schedule this is just an example. Try making up your own balanced meal schedule, stick to the Food Pyramid rules and you’ll be fine :D.

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Weight Losing Tips: Sixth Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the next update called Step Seven

Don’t stop eating.

Now there are some who go on a diet that requires them to eat MUCH less then what they normally do…big mistake :(. You see if your body is used to a certain amount of food constantly coming into your system and you start on a rough diet like that your body would react to the shortage; you would begin to see more flab packing around your body. Why though? Your body is storing energy, it’s trying to help but lol it’s just making your situation worse…so, if you want to cut back a little on how much you eat don’t go and take a huge leap when you are not even ready to take one so big, again my mom says “everything in moderation” so take it slowly.

Now I would have this exact problem, I decided to stop eating the amount of food I was consuming and it only made matters worse. So I decided to work around the problem. I had a very large appetite and needed food constantly (you know I’m a teen and am often hungry lol :D) so I replaced most of what I ate with healthy and nutritious food. Instead of eating chips I ate an apple, and when I had a sandwich I used more veggies like tomatoes or lettuce on a turkey breast sandwich. Then I would have this craving for salad, that helped me quite a bit fortunately :D. I had many choices of what I wanted on my salad, I loved having honey mustard or ranch mostly as a dressing, then I would have a tall glass of water instead of soda to wash it all down. With my salad I would either have an orange or an apple, yum :).

See what I did to improvise, and I could eat till I was satisfied. Your only supposed to eat till your comfortable not full :D. If you have a problem like I had try using different ways to make a great lunch or dinner that can fill you up and not pack on any extra pounds :D. If you were going to have a Mexican style dinner or lunch, let’s say burritos, add more salad to your burrito, not a lot of meats or beans (you can also add salsa to give it that zesty flavor and it’s awesome).Now, let’s say it was summer, you were having a BBQ and the main course was chicken, why not make something healthy to go with it :D. I would personally make a lettuce, potato or fruit salad and it would make a perfect filler. As for the beverages I would suggest fruit smoothies, or a nice cool glass of water to wash it all down. NOW, let’s say I was about to have breakfast, what I would do in the morning to give me a great start would be cream of wheat, a glass of milk and an orange.

There are so many ways of making a healthy breakfast lunch and dinner you HAVE to try it :D. Post a comment if you have any idea’s for a healthy meal =D

Check out the previous step called Step Five

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Weight Losing Tips: Sixth Step

Posted by Saito on December 12, 2008

Check out the next update called Step Seven

Don’t stop eating.

Now there are some who go on a diet that requires them to eat MUCH less then what they normally do…big mistake :(. You see if your body is used to a certain amount of food constantly coming into your system and you start on a rough diet like that your body would react to the shortage; you would begin to see more flab packing around your body. Why though? Your body is storing energy, it’s trying to help but lol it’s just making your situation worse…so, if you want to cut back a little on how much you eat don’t go and take a huge leap when you are not even ready to take one so big, again my mom says “everything in moderation” so take it slowly.

Now I would have this exact problem, I decided to stop eating the amount of food I was consuming and it only made matters worse. So I decided to work around the problem. I had a very large appetite and needed food constantly (you know I’m a teen and am often hungry lol :D) so I replaced most of what I ate with healthy and nutritious food. Instead of eating chips I ate an apple, and when I had a sandwich I used more veggies like tomatoes or lettuce on a turkey breast sandwich. Then I would have this craving for salad, that helped me quite a bit fortunately :D. I had many choices of what I wanted on my salad, I loved having honey mustard or ranch mostly as a dressing, then I would have a tall glass of water instead of soda to wash it all down. With my salad I would either have an orange or an apple, yum :).

See what I did to improvise, and I could eat till I was satisfied. Your only supposed to eat till your comfortable not full :D. If you have a problem like I had try using different ways to make a great lunch or dinner that can fill you up and not pack on any extra pounds :D. If you were going to have a Mexican style dinner or lunch, let’s say burritos, add more salad to your burrito, not a lot of meats or beans (you can also add salsa to give it that zesty flavor and it’s awesome).Now, let’s say it was summer, you were having a BBQ and the main course was chicken, why not make something healthy to go with it :D. I would personally make a lettuce, potato or fruit salad and it would make a perfect filler. As for the beverages I would suggest fruit smoothies, or a nice cool glass of water to wash it all down. NOW, let’s say I was about to have breakfast, what I would do in the morning to give me a great start would be cream of wheat, a glass of milk and an orange.

There are so many ways of making a healthy breakfast lunch and dinner you HAVE to try it :D. Post a comment if you have any idea’s for a healthy meal =D

Check out the previous step called Step Five

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