Almost without an exception, available online meal plans are, in fact, not plans at all. They are an expression of someone’s idea of how to combine ingredients based on convenience and taste with a hint of the science behind them.
If you are interested in planning a healthy meal, ask yourself the following two questions before first.
- What are you trying to accomplish? Be as clear as you can without stressing over things. Clarity of your goal allows you organize your steps.
- What is the restriction you face? Time limits and taste preferences could be as limiting as heart disease and diabetes.
Don’t fight your restrictions, be aware of them and plan accordingly.
Below is an example of a Vegan breakfast for those of you who do not have time and prefer not to consume animal products.
A meal does not make a plan, but it could get help you get started especially when you pay attention to the reason behind the preparation of the meal and what it can do for you.
Organic oatmeal with walnuts and raisins breakfast.
The complex carb from the oatmeal provides you with sustained energy for a few hours as well as the fiber to help toxins leave your body few hours later.
The walnuts give you the healthy fats you need for your brain to function optimally.
The raisins add taste and a healthy dose of catechins, which are polyphenolic antioxidants in the blood to fight disease.
These benefits are only available to you if you chew your food. Otherwise, the raisin just absorbs water, swells up and leave your body intact just like fiber.
For a fast increase in your blood sugar to act as an energy boost, you can add fresh fruits that digest faster and enter your blood stream quick.
You could also mix in hemp proteins, assuming your taste buds allow to prepare you for a mid-morning workout.