Forget the plate-Bowl Food, Macrobiotic Diet…the Yin and the Yang

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting.. Bowls are becoming the new plates..  My analysis of this current trend is that we have now found a way to eat delicious foods on the go.  Main courses, soups, salads, and deserts can all be served and eaten in a bowl!  It is  convenient and an easy way to take to work and eat on the go.  I recently have used a “hot insulated cup” to transport my food.  The bottom line is that it is convenient.

Another great benefit is portion control.  When eating on a plate, its difficult to “eyeball” portions.

Controlling portions of our food on a plate is difficult.  How much protein?  “The size of the palm of your hand”, is what we have been taught.   Proteins are also found in many plant based grains and legumes.  It’s a struggle when trying to lose a few pounds.  It’s very difficult not to go for that second scoop of your favorite food.. don’t lie!  It’s true.. specially around the Holidays!

Try to  eliminating the following  and  using a bowl to control portions,  leads to better nutrition.  Some of our  bad habit are:  drinking sodas, sweet teas, energy drinks and alcohol with our meals.   Consume 2-3 8oz glasses of water before or after a meal.

Order soup! Now, this can be tricky, but creamy soups are not the number 1 choice.. your choice should be bone broth, miso, beef, chicken, vegetable or fish stocks based.  Rich in vitamins and minerals, they are also a delicious start to a great meal.

Salad in a bowl, chili in a bowl, fruit in a cup or bowl, it is all a great way to measure or portions.

assorted sliced fruits in white ceramic bowl

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Eat three times as much vegetables as protein.  I personally need to eat 5 small meals per day, eating lots of vegetables and a protein.   If I go for longer than 4 hours without food, I get a sick feeling in my stomach.

Thank you for visiting, remember “make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are!…..rebecca

 

 

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