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Food Ratios

What exactly should your plate look like? Getting the right ratio of protein, carbs and vegetables can be a tricky thing to master. This is a useful skill to have as it can be a key factor in helping to prevent weight gain.

The Perfect Plate is a model used by nutritionists to help us understand portion sizes and the right proportions of each food group to have on our plate!

Protein should make up 25% of your plate, carbohydrates 25% and non-strachy vegetables 50%.

Some examples of these food groups are:

- Proteins: Meat, fish, eggs & tofu.

- Carbohydrates: Potato, wholewheat bread, kumara & rice.

- Non-starchy vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot, cabbage and eggplant.

Your actual meal size will vary depending on an individuals needs, but this is a good guide in making sure that your meals are balanaced!

 

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