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Creating A Balanced Diet One Bite At A Time

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ICYMI, reaching for that healthy and ideal weight is not all about DIET! It’s also about balancing healthier lifestyle choices to power up your body with the essential nutrients and a holistic and successful weight loss plan in the long run.

Check out how we can plan for a healthy lifestyle–bite by bite!

 

Reality Bites: Why A Balanced Diet is Important!

A balanced diet means respecting and taking care of your body by giving it the proper nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals from all food groups to make your body stronger and support more sustainable weight management plans.

 

What A Balanced Diet Looks Like:

Include Go, Grow, and Glow foods in your diet as they’re rich in:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants

Fruits and Vegetables

Include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet!

Go, Grow, and Glow foods as they’re rich in:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants

Whole Grains

Add a dash of grains high in fiber and nutrients to keep you full and satisfied–while supporting your gut health!

Choose whole grains to fuel your day like:

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Whole wheat bread

Lean Proteins

Repair tissues and support muscle growth with lean proteins!

Include these in your meal preps:

  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Tofu
  • Low-fat dairy products

Healthy Fats

Incorporate healthy fats into your diet from sources such as avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish like salmon and trout. Healthy fats provide essential fatty acids and support heart health, brain function, and satiety.

Add these into your plate for a satisfying meal:

  • Avocados
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Fatty fish (i.e. Salmon and Trout)

Limit Added Sugars and Processed Foods

Choose whole unprocessed foods and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup in moderation whenever possible!

Minimize added sugars, sugary beverages, and processed foods.

 

Practice Weight Loss Maintenance by:

  • Setting Realistic Goals
  • Practicing Portion Control
  • Staying Active
  • Monitoring Your Progress
  • Practicing Self-Care

 

Simple Tips and Tricks to Stay Consistently Healthy

Be Flexible

Incorporate flexibility in your diet and lifestyle! Give in to occasional indulgences and treat yourself once in a while to break free from your routine to help prevent feelings of deprivation or restriction.

Seek Support

Surround yourself with the support and love from friends, family, or a weight loss support group who can provide encouragement, motivation, and accountability on your weight loss journey!

Celebrate Successes

Celebrate your achievements and milestones along the way, whether it’s reaching a new fitness goal, fitting into a smaller clothing size, or simply feeling healthier and more energized!

Remember, sustainable weight loss and maintenance is not about perfection! Rather, it’s about making gradual, sustainable changes that support your overall health and well-being for years to come.

Ready to meet the healthier version of yourself? Book a FREE consultation with Marie France now!

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