It is important to balance your plate with foods that fuel you. How do you know what that is? Let’s talk about what you put on your plate. First, it is important to have a protein with each meal. Your body needs protein to stay strong and rebuild muscle after your workouts. Second, you should have vegetables with each meal. Vegetables provide much needed vitamins and minerals. You may have heard to keep it colorful. Third, you can have carbohydrates with most meals. Carbohydrates are necessary for your body to produce energy. Finally, yes, fats are important as well - healthy fats, that is.
So now that you know what, do you know how much? An easy way to portion your meals is to use your hand.
· Protein - The size of your palm is one serving (or a deck of cards)
· Vegetables - The size of your fist is good serving
· Carbohydrates - Should fit into your cupped hand
· Fats - The size of your thumb is generally a serving
QUIZ: Do you know what goes where? Try categorizing the following (without looking) and then look at the food label to see how many grams of protein, carbs or fats are really in each serving.
Fruit Beans Potatoes Cheese Milk Nuts Butter
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