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Making healthy meal plans

It is not easy to make healthy meal plans if you are not fully dedicated to it. Partial focus is simply not enough, not only for this, but for all other plans in life. Creating healthy meal plans means there is a problem with excessive weight that needs to be taken care of. Obesity is one of the most common health issues today. Extra weight builds up over years, so, it cannot be expected to eliminate it over night or maybe in only couple of weeks. The point is, many people will say that no diet is 100% healthy, since almost every diet includes some sort of food deprivation, which might only create a counter effect. This is where healthy meal plans come in.

What should be included and what should be excluded?

The basic thing that each healthy meal planner should know is that each of basic food types has to be included, which goes for proteins, fat, carbohydrates and vitamins, but diet fibers could be added to this main group. Many will say that carbohydrates should be eliminated in order for body fat to start burning, but a known fact is that our brain uses only carbohydrates and more precisely, those created from ingested food. This tells us that combined meals are the healthiest ones. All meals should exclude certain things like salt, flour and sugar, or, if they are used, then it should be in very small amounts. Salt keeps excessive water in organism, whereas sugar brings us wrong carbohydrates and flour creates additional fat cells.

Fruit and vegetables should be on the plate all the time. Fruits like grapefruit are excellent in the morning because they can absorb the acid in our stomach that has built up over night. Proteins should be taken for breakfast, while lunch should be lighter, just as dinner. Vitamins can be found in all fruits and veggies. With two snacks, this should be enough to survive a day. Five meals, fruits, veggies, and healthy meat are great basis for starting a healthy meal plan.

It is important to know that the energy taken from calories with meal plans should be just enough for a person to function normally. Perhaps it can even be a bit lower than that needed level, in order for the organism to compensate for the difference by creating glucose from fat cells, thus shrinking them. Another good thing to know is that there is a thing called food tolerance. By several simple tests, it can be easily established what food someone has to avoid as much as possible and what types of food can be taken freely.

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