We all know that in order to maintain a healthy body, we need to have a balanced diet including carbohydrates, protein, fruit, vegetables, dairy products AND healthy fats.
Diets that promote high protein intake with limited carbs can be bad for you, even if you don’t eat a lot of calories, the fat content is high and you often miss out on fruit and vegetables. Likewise, just eating fruit and vegetables often means that you are eating a lot of sugar, and not enough protein to maintain your muscles and energy levels!
I have been guilty in the past of eating too many starchy carbs, not enough vegetables and really unhealthy fats, like butter (mmmm bread and butter, my favourite!)
So now I am really aiming to eat a more balanced diet. Here is my tea from last night:
- Tuna in spring water – protein
- Hard boiled egg – protein and fat
- 2 medium new potatoes – carbs
- Lettuce and Cucumber – vegetables
- Peppers sauteed in balsamic vinegar – vegetables and flavour
Let’s forget the fad diets and do what we know is right….enjoy a balanced diet and don’t deprive yourself of food that you enjoy.
EVERYTHING IN MODERATION xoxo