You eat your greens and single-handedly keep Australia’s chickpea industry afloat but are you getting your meal portions and ratios right? Don’t worry; it’s a question that keeps us awake at night, too. (That or back-to-back eps of The Night Of. Anyway.)
According to accredited practicing dietician, Robbie Clark, one of the easiest ways to control your weight and ensure you’re consuming the correct – and the correct amount of – nutrients is simply by looking at what’s on your plate. Yeah, it’s literally that easy.
“Your plate should consist of a lean protein (think eggs or a piece of fish), vegetables, a healthy fat (such as avocado, pesto or extra virgin olive oil) and a portion of smart carbohydrates, which, essentially are minimally processed carb-rich foods that retain their nutrients and are low GI. Wholemeal or wholegrain bread and legumes are great options.”
Easy enough, right? Right.
And you can start mentally #mealprepping for tonight with this handy guide on recommended portion sizes.
Otherwise, you can aggressively Google other shows to fill the void in your evenings when you finish this one. Hey, whatever works.
Robbie Clark is a Sydney-based Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist.