Are You Making the Right Choices at Lunchtime?
Following the notion of “Calories in vs Calories out”, eating a small lunch may seem like a good idea if you are trying to lose weight. For example, you may opt for a small box of sushi or a miso soup as light choices. However not all calories are equal and eating a meal that is naturally high in fibre, such as vegetables, beans and pulses will provide good satiety and help you to feel fuller more quickly and for longer, thereby not only reducing the amount you eat but also the likelihood of cravings and snacking later in the afternoon. They also have the added health benefits of helping with cholesterol levels, hormone balance and improving digestion.
Each meal should also contain good lean protein, such as eggs, chicken, turkey, tuna or beans/pulses, tofu or cheese. Proteins are more complex nutrients and along with good high fibre choices, will help also ensure you are fuller to longer.
Nutritional Nugget: Avoid refined grains such as white rice, white pasta and white bread; these provide little fibre or key nutrients and as carbohydrates, are high in sugars and will encourage weight gain. They are best eaten in small portions and in their higher fibre forms such as brown rice, wholewheat pasta and wholemeal bread.
In the Press...
Read my full article that appeared in the press this week. CLICK HERE; "Expert Reveals the 6 Common Lunch Mistakes that Make YOUR Lunch Unhealthy"
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