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Here's how your food plate should look like when you are on a weight loss mission
Weight loss has two important aspects: diet and physical activity
Weight loss has two important aspects: diet and physical activity. Only when both these aspects are put together in a daily routine, the weight can be brought under control in a healthy way.
One who has already embarked on this journey, should know that neither there is any particular way to weight loss, nor is there any shortcut to it.
Dropping unnecessary and unhealthy weight is a time taking process. One needs to incorporate healthy eating habits and rigorous workout activity to break the weight and get into the healthy zone.
What does a healthy plate look like?
A healthy plate is colorful, nutrient dense and has seasonal food items.
Experts recommend filling half of the plate with seasonal vegetables and fruits; one-fourth of the plate with whole grains, and another one-fourth of the plate with protein.
While seasonal fruits are not forced-grown and retain the original nutrients, whole grains like whole wheat, barley, wheat berries, quinoa, oats, brown rice, have a milder effect on blood sugar and insulin. Proteins like meat, fish, beans, nuts boost metabolism, increase fat burning and help maintain weight loss.
Fill half of the plate with seasonal vegetables
Vegetables which are naturally grown and are seasonal hold nutrients which are extremely important to human health. Experts have always recommended having more seasonal vegetables than anything else.
There are various reasons why we should never miss out on having vegetables:
These have the highest amount of nutrition, antioxidants and phytonutrients as they are fresh.
Nutrients degrade once the vegetables are stored.
They are cost effective. Since they are plentily available in a particular season, they do not cost much.
They have a better taste. These organically grown vegetables are not fed with chemicals and hence they have their natural taste.
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