The Mediterranean Diet

Don't be stressed by calorie counting or complicated calculations like the BMI (Body Mass Index).

Even though we can easily reduce our calorie consumption, it's your body that ultimately decides how many calories to use and what to do with this extra energy.  Limiting our calorie consumption will have a short-term impact on the body weight.

"Body weight is not a definitive way of measuring your risk. 

It's having a high percentage of extra fat that makes someone over weight."

One of the most important things when it comes to eating better, losing weight and getting healthier is the portions that you eat.  Even when you are eating food that's good for you, it is possible to overdo it.  Learning portion control is essential, but most people don't have the time or inclination to try to count calories and divvy up their portions each time they have a meal.

Select Your Plate

 

 

 

 

 

Take a normal size dinner plate, and the first section, which encompasses half of the plate, is for vegetables and fruit.  A quarter of the plate is for grains, including bread, and a quarter is for protein. 

Take Measurements

 

You should measure the weight and calories of your favorite foods

that you eat often. You will only have to measure a few times so that

you can get a better visual sense of what a service of that particular

food is going to look like.  Once you are able to identify a serving

using only your eyes, it will be very easy to control your portions

when you are making your meals.

How to Organize Daily Meals to Avoid Hunger Attacks

 

The spot in which most people fail when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle is the times when hunger strikes between meals.  When they are suddenly hunger, people will get up from their office chair and head down to the snack machine.  They will usually buy the first thing that looks as thought it will satisfy their taste buds, and this often means an unhealthy snack such as a candy bar.

In order to avoid those problems with hunger attacks, you can spread your meals out through the day properly.  You will still have the same amount of calories throughout the day, but eating right and only using healthy foods, such as a piece of fruit, for a snack, you find that you have fewer hunger pangs.

What you will want to do is have a large meal for your breakfast and a slightly smaller meal for lunch.  Dinner is usually going to be the smallest meal of the day.  Eating a large breakfast should give you plenty of energy and keep you from being hungry throughout the day.