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Food basics

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Once you get the hang of food basics, it becomes much easier to put it into your daily practise.

With more information on food groups, additives and tools including the food pyramid, our food basics section can help you learn more about daily nutrition.

Some food basics include:

  • Drink a recommended 8 glasses of water a day.

  • Divide your plate into quarters at every meal. Half of your plate should be vegetables, one quarter should be protein and the other quarter should be a carbohydrate such as rice or whole grain pasta.

  • Eat in moderation meals that are high in salt, sugar or fat.

  • Limit processed meals and junk foods as the more processed your meals are the more they lose thier nutritional value.

  • Make sure you have a balanced diet that includes macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).

  • If you can, make your biggest meal of the day breakfast. With a whole day ahead of you to lose the calories, you not only give your body an energy boost at the beginning of the day but you can keep yourself lean.




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