How to Build a Balanced Healthy “Clean Meal”

scaleBuilding a balanced meal is ultimately important to your success. The first principle you must adopt is to not get caught up in counting calories. You need to focus on portions.

A portion is one serving and is about the same size as the palm of your hand. Honestly we’ve gotten so used to eating much larger portions than we actually need because of the “all-you-can-eat” buffets and super-sized menus offered…we need to get “real” again.

Next, you need to focus on selecting a quality source of lean protein and balance it with equal quantity of complex carbohydrates. Add to this one or more main course vegetable portions along with a healthy leafy, green such as a fresh salad. Your goal should always be to have meals that include at least 50 percent vegetables…whether raw or cooked. [Read more…]

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