MON­DAY

BALANC­ING ACT

Best Health - - EATS -

Since how much food you eat at one sit­ting is im­por­tant, or­ga­nize your plate in a way that keeps your por­tions in check. Lewis sug­gests that half your plate is made up of veg­eta­bles and that the other half is di­vided be­tween a starchy food and a pro­tein, com­ple­mented by fruit and dairy prod­ucts at the meal or be­tween meals. “Where we get into trou­ble is when we start to com­bine car­bo­hy­drates, such as eat­ing bread and pota­toes at the same meal – say, a din­ner roll and a baked potato or a burger on a bun and fries,” she ex­plains. The plate method will also help you be as con­sis­tent as pos­si­ble with your eat­ing habits, ad­vises Lewis. “Eat­ing the same pro­por­tion of dif­fer­ent food groups at con­sis­tent times will help you avoid spikes and drops in blood sugar lev­els,” she says.

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