The You Are What You Eat Diet: Sample Meal Plan

You Are What You Eat is a diet that was born from an England-based hit TV program of the same name. In the show, host and holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith helps viewers improve their lifestyles by teaching them to change their eating patterns and adopt a healthy diet. According to McKeith, it’s important to listen to your body in order to determine your needs. If you have some sort of physical ailment such as difficulty sleeping, sore muscles, lethargy during the day, indigestion, etc. McKeith says that these symptoms could be addressed by eliminating unhealthy food choices and increasing the amount of healthy foods in your diet, such as fruits and vegetables.

Begin the Day with Fruit

Once you decide to follow the You Are What You Eat diet, one of the things you need to do is learn to begin your day right. Instead of the crispy bacon and stacks of syrup-laden pancakes that you might be accustomed to, the diet encourages you to start the day with something light and healthy. A fruit salad would be a good idea. When making a fruit salad try to make a salad out of the fruits that are in season. They will be cheaper and will taste delicious!

Leafy Greens and Vegetables

Making a salad is a great way to introduce raw and healthy foods to your regular diet. For lunch, why not take a cue from your breakfast and make a vegetable salad? Try to use ingredients that are in season. A vegetable salad is also a great way to consume your daily leafy greens. Leafy greens are a crucial part of any healthy diet. Aside from their packed nutrients, they also have plenty of antioxidants that help you battle aging, cancer and other diseases. A simple but tasty idea would be a spinach salad. Simply mix some shreds of cheddar cheese with fresh spinach leaves. For dressing, combine three hard-boiled eggs (chopped), vinegar, mayonnaise, chopped onion, chopped celery and some salt. Add a bit of hot sauce for added flavor.

Baked Salmon and Leeks

If you’re used to coming home after a hard day’s work and rewarding yourself with a big dinner then the Baked Salmon and Leeks dish will not disappoint you. This recipe is nutritious, low-fat, tasty and is quite easy to prepare. The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, steam the leeks for about five minutes. If you don’t have a steamer, you can boil them instead. Place some spinach along the bottom of a baking tin, followed by the steamed or boiled leeks. Put the salmon fillets on top. For some seasoning, mix together some chopped garlic, grated ginger and oil and brush this seasoning over the fillet. Next, pour some fresh lemon juice over the salmon. Bake for ten minutes then use some coriander leaves for garnish.


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