By Charla Rousseau on August 29 2019 15:02:14
Contrast is also another important aspect of meal planning. Food texture and appearance of foods must be considered. Textures of food include smoothness, crispness and fluffiness. You should avoid using excessive amount of the same kind of foods in just one meal. Make your dish striking by using different shapes and sizes of ingredients. Color also makes the meals and foods appealing to the eyes. When your dish has only one color, you tend to have less desire to eat it; but if the food has various colors in it, your mind thinks that it is delicious even if you have not tasted it yet. Vegetables and fruits add the natural colors you need in your meals.
Your menu cycle must include balance; Balance in flavors such as sweet, sour, savory, tart and lightly spicy. This balance will help awaken and stimulate the taste buds. Balance also refers to the contained nutrients in each meal. Meals that you will prepare and serve to your family must provide them with nutrients. Meals should have protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other nourishing components found in a variety of foods. Your meals must be emphasized with variety. Change the types of menus that you prepare and serve every day. Every now and then, you may try to cook foods that are unfamiliar to you.
There are many factors involved in dieting and many books written. You need to plan your diet. If you take the time to plan you stand a better chance of success than if you make meals in a chaotic way. Planning for special meals and rewarding yourself and setting goals are all part of the planning process. This process may take a couple of weeks to formalize but do not wait to start losing weight. Start with walking and becoming more active. Cut back on foods you know to be bad such as sugar loaded soda and fruit drinks. Stop eating snacks and substitute them with fruit and veggie trays. These are all things you can do to start until you get a plan in place.
There are certain foods that you know are not that healthy enough, but you should not consider these foods are wholly prohibited. You may still include them in your meals, but what is important is you consume them moderately. Remember that you may plan the healthiest meal of all, yet if your attitude in eating will not be healthy, then your efforts may all be for nothing. Eat your planned meals with the family and enjoy them together. Always eat breakfast to jumpstart the metabolism.
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