Dinner the other night, and although it was nothing fancy I looked at my plate and thought, damn that’s a nicely balanced meal. ?

So how do you balance your macros without tracking?

?Balancing your plate is a good place to start.

1/4 protein
1/4 carbs
Fill the rest with veggies or a salad

It’s not an exact science here haha, but there is a BIG difference between having rice or pasta as a side dish vs a meal. Carbs aren’t the enemy, if eating in moderation.

? As for veggies, so many people don’t eat them because they don’t know how to cook them! Our easy go to’s are roasted anything (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts), a big crunchy salad, or sautéed greens with onions. None of these take more than 10 minutes to prepare. Fiber is really good for the blood sugar and digestion too.

?Lastly, protein. Another one most people struggle with. Protein helps balance your blood sugar, fill you up long term and doesn’t break down as fast. Rotating between proteins like poultry, plant based protein, seafood, and red meat will help keep it interesting. Choose your protein first and build your meal around that. Short on time? Pick up something pre-cooked and just make the side dishes.

My last suggestion, one plate is usually sufficient if done right. So sit and digest for 10 minutes and drink some water before you decide if you need to go for seconds.

The combination of foods (and what) we eat has the biggest influence on our blood sugar, ultimately affecting amount of fat stored. So eating multiple food groups at one meal really helps!

Try it ! Tag me in your balanced plates 🙂

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