WHY SHOULD YOU FILL HALF OF YOUR PLATE WITH VEGETABLES?
Nutritional balance is vital for good health!
Whether it’s weight loss or maintenance, a good method to follow is to fill half of your plate with vegetables, a quarter with protein and a quarter with starchy carbs.
Increasing vegetable portion sizes can decrease your intake of calorie dense foods like pasta, potatoes or rice etc.
Fibrous carbs (vegetables) play a crucial role in maintaining portion sizes.
They take up space on your plate, often leading to psychological satiety.
This satiated feeling is also heightened with the increased fibre intake.