Concepts of Smart Eating
A key is to closely examine each meal including all of its contents and ingredients. Is every component of the meal helping you reach your goal? Is there too much of something? Too little? These are important questions to ask. For example, if you’re trying to lose fat by cutting calories, there are probably things you can eliminate from seemingly harmless dishes. You may “think” you’re eating healthy by eating a salad, but there’s no need to have a salad with dressing, grilled chicken, and walnuts.
First of all, I’ll never recommend dressing on a salad for someone trying to lose weight- it’s sabotage! Most dressings are laced with fatty cream bases and have an affinity for the human mid-section. Also, instead of having chicken AND walnuts in the salad, just pick one. They’re both nourishing protein sources, except the walnuts, although healthy in the grand scheme of life, are saddled with heavy doses of calories.Personally I’d go with the grilled chicken option. It’s an easily-seasoned lean protein source that complements the greens of the salad nicely. The energy-packed walnuts are preferred as a snack (no more than a handful) to keep your metabolism firing between meals. Plus, the combination of healthy fat and protein in the walnuts will keep you satisfied until your next scheduled meal.