CPR for your meals

Do eat!

eat well plate image source: Health Canada

CARBOHYDRATES

PROTEIN

ROUGHAGE

These are the essential components of each meal that work together to create nutritional, physical, and psychological balance.

CARBS: Sugars, grains, and starches – the only food fuel that your brain and other vital tissues will accept.  If you do not take in carbohydrates at meals, your body will make its own (from liver storage, protein, or fat).  If your body has to resort to this process on a regular basis, it will adapt to conserve calories by improving fat storage and possibly reducing metabolism.  For this reason, it is a good idea to include sources of carbohydrates with each meal; the trick is to keep the portion just right, because the portions that most of us are used to will most definitely lead to weight gain.

PROTEIN: This is what keeps you full, or satiated (in addition to…

View original post 165 more words

Advertisements

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s