How To Eat A Balanced Meal
by Anna Victoria in Recipes + Nutrition
A balanced meal incorporates these main food groups: protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables.
Keeping a balance is important for many reasons. Your body needs vitamins and minerals that are unique to each food group, as there are some things you can only get from vegetables and not from fruit, some you can get only from complex carbohydrates and not from protein, and so on.
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Having balanced meals is what gives you energy, improves your health, strengthens your immune system, keeps your heart healthy, and regulates your metabolism, leading to healthy weight loss.
In my Fit Body app, I make sure that each daily meal set gives you a wide variety of foods and nutrients that are customized to your exact caloric needs. I strongly encourage you to make substitutions if there is an item you do not like or are allergic to, but be sure to make substitutions within the same food group.
For example, if there is a specific vegetable you need to substitute, you can switch it for a different type of vegetable. You cannot switch it with a fruit or a portion of protein, because that would make the meal unbalanced and you would be missing out on important things like fiber, vitamins, and minerals that specifically come from vegetables. Meals should be balanced and not too focused on any one particular food group. Even too much of a good thing can be bad!
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