So today . . . let's continue to discover what "PATTERN EATING" is . . . and what it "means" to you and your health!
Okay . . . so "pattern eating" . . . is a "pattern" of "WHEN" to eat "specific" types of food . . .like this . . .
"Breakfast" - a "protein" . . . a "healthy fat" . . . and a "green leafy vegetable"
"Lunch" - a "protein" . . . a "healthy fat" . . . a "green leafy vegetable" . . . a "compliant" fruit
"Dinner" - a "protein" . . . a "healthy fat" . . . a "veggie" . . . a "compliant" complex carbohydrate
It's actually as simple as that.
But . . . to be successful in this mission of eating correctly . . . we "must" be PREPARED!
I think we can "all" agree . . . when we're hungry . . . who the heck wants to take the time to prep or make a big meal . . .
So why is this "meal planning" so important? Well . . . planning our own meals will allow us to see how much we're actually eating and of what nutritional value it is.
This is where something that's called . . . "serving size" vs "portion size" comes into play. Which we'll talk about later.
And I know . . . many of us dine out a lot because it's quick and easy . . . which does help us to eat a meal instead of picking poor food choices at home.
You know . . . like . . . chips, snack packs, cookies, granola bars, a bowl of cereal, a piece of bread . . . all those "empty calorie" foods that are actually making us MORE hungry because the body is STILL looking for some nutritious value.
So yes . . . it's easier to go out to eat . . .
But . . . restaurants of today . . . tend to serve a way bigger "portion" than the body needs to consume.
And with this . . . we are NOW being PROGRAMMED to "OVEREAT".
So even though we think we're doing the body right by having a whole meal eating out . . . we now have the issue of whether that meal is "compliant" and/or a proper "serving size".
So tomorrow, we'll talk about "Meal Prep"
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