I have been asked by many readers to share my TYPICAL DAY of eating with a TYPICAL MEAL the consumer eats out to better contrast the vast differences. Below is an example of my breakfast, lunch, dinner, workout snack (water and protein shake) and after dinner snacks. Although my pictures don’t make these foods aesthetically pleasing, the taste is my greater concern. More importantly, I wanted to show you the variety of foods eaten over 3 meals, 1 workout snack and 2 after dinner snacks. When this is compared to 1 MEAL EATEN OUT, you will better understand how calorie consumption and macro nutrient percentages (protein, carbohydrates, fats) result in the REALITY of diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease we face today!
TAKE A LOOK!
(SIDE NOTE: I mix espresso coffee in the yogurt giving it the BROWN appearance.)
36% PROTEIN, 37% CARBOHYDRATES, 27% FAT (16 grams of the fat are saturated fat!)
When you compare my ENTIRE DAY OF FOODS with just 1 MEAL of chicken parmesan with spaghetti and 1 slice of pepperoni pizza, you will notice the one Italian meal exceeds MY ENTIRE DAY’S WORTH OF CALORIES! Now look below the pictures at the breakdown of macros:
20% PROTEIN, 31% CARBOHYDRATES, 49% FAT (23 grams of the fat are saturated fat!)
My ENTIRE DAY of saturated fat consumption equals 16 grams. 1 MEAL EATEN OUT contains 23 grams of saturated fat ALONE. (This is a 43.7% difference.)
NOW, COMPOUND THE PROBLEM BY ASKING YOURSELF, “HOW MANY PEOPLE EAT OUT 2 OR MORE TIMES IN A DAY?“
Does this mean you must give up all that delicious unhealthy food? Of course not! If you make 80-90% of your food selections REAL FOOD with quality nutrients your body needs to maintain quality health, you have 10-20% room to satisfy your comfort delights without feeling any guilt or deprivation!
DOES THIS REALITY ALTER YOUR THINKING ABOUT EATING HOME vs. EATING OUT?