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Eating a Balanced Diet Starts With Your Hands

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Over the years, Christmas has been our green card to overeat and be jolly. There is nothing wrong with indulging every now and then, but it can be a big problem if we indulge regularly.

Once Christmas is over, getting back to eating a balanced diet can still confuse people. If you want to lose weight, rather than restricting your diet, it’s simply about eating the right portions of food.

The 5 principles of a balanced diet are:

A handful of vegetables each day (both of your hands clasped together).
The front of your clenched fist is the amount of carbohydrates you need (rice, pastas, breads).
The palm represents the amount of meat you need each day.
The whole area of your clenched fist is the amount of fruit you need to eat each day.
The tips of your index finger is the amount of animal fat/butters that you can eat in a day.

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Eating a balanced diet is as simple as looking at your hands.

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are and

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