Pune-based nutritionist Dr Geeta Dharmatti, National Executive Member, Indian Dietetic Association, tells you how to balance junk and healthy…
Proteins and carbohydrates with fibre should be a part of every meal. For eg: Rice/ grain of choice + pulse + vegetables should be included in every meal.
One junk should be equated to two portions of veggies, one fruit and a protein portion. Subsitute it in the next meal/ day.
If you eat junk food in the morning, compensate by eating a healthy and light meal in the afternoon. Similarly, if you eat junk in the evening, include healthy salads and soups for dinner.
Improve on your water intake. And make a routine diet for six days a week with disciplined indulgence on the weekends.
Increased salt intake through packed/ processed foods should be avoided. Daily salt intake can be met with our regular homecooked food.