(Portion Control) Health Plate+ Plate
The difference between this and the standard health plate, is the advice you see listed on the sections of the outer areas. Motivation doesn't hurt, so if you want the portion control, food examples, and words of encouragement... this is the plate for you. Please find out what your calorie allowance is for the day, it will help you in your journey to being healthier. (These plates show you the portions of food that should be eaten: 1/2 plate vegetables - 1/4 starch - 1/4 protein) Be motivated, and chances are, you will find that there isn't much of a change in food options, just how much you eat of the specific types of food. This isn't a fad diet or something, its literally for daily life, and doesn't require any diet foods that may contain chemicals that do more harm than good over the standard versions of a brand. It simply boils down to moderation of the not so healthy foods, it doesn't cross them off the list. Challenge yourself to create alternatives to your favourite unhealthy foods, that may taste the same, similar or better. (Save unnatural sweets, if any, for the time you would want them most.) It can be a project you do with friends, family, or yourself, but once its done, and you have those recipes saved, they are yours to keep and will benefit you. You can also test out preexisting recipes someone else has created to see how you like it, because you are what matters in the long run when it comes to what you want to eat. TIP: I would suggest things that are not that complicated to make so that its easier and less of a pain. If there is no way around it, try to get at least two portions out of it so that you can freeze some for the following week or store it in a container that preserves it well. Don't forget a little exercise because 30 minutes a day will do a person some good, while a 60 to 90 minute physical activity will be even better. Find out what works for you, your schedule, and your body.... slow and steady, you can't go from the perspective of what works for someone else's body. If you have a doctor, talk to them, or seek some information or some sort of chart online that allows you to enter weight, age, etc. to see what the best course of action is to take next. There is a lot listed here, but educating yourself is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, followed by planning accordingly (also realistically), and then followed by action!