Health and fitness experts weigh in on which type of diet is the most healthy for your body and what it takes to get there.
article Food that contains a lot of protein and fats is good for your health and weight gain is good, according to experts.
The American Heart Association recommends that you eat at least 1,500 calories per day, while the Mayo Clinic says your daily intake should be around 1,400 calories.
But experts say it’s more complicated than that.
For starters, you have to make sure you get enough calories from other foods that contain protein and fat.
You can also eat a balanced diet of carbohydrates, whole grains and fruit and vegetables, and avoid the type of processed foods that make you fat.
So, which plateful should you eat?
Weigh in with your answers on the best healthy platefuls, which foods should you be eating more of and how much protein you should be eating.
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Health experts agree that eating more protein and more fat are key to getting the most out of a healthy plate of food.
“You’re probably getting more calories from the protein and less from the fat, and this is the way we evolved to eat,” said Dr Sarah A. Bauck, a professor of nutrition and food science at Cornell University.
“It’s the same reason we can’t overeat protein: it’s a calorie-hungry energy source.”
So, how does a plate of fruit and veg compare to a plate full of potatoes?
You might think you’re eating a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables and other plant-based foods.
But the answer is no.
The average American eats a plate or two of vegetables and fruit a day, according the National Cancer Institute.
And according to the American Heart Foundation, the typical American gets a plate once a week.
So there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to eating more fruit and veggies.
“Platefuls of fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to get the most bang for your plate,” said Bauk.
“The main reason is that you get the same nutrients, the same amount of fibre, the exact same amount you get from a serving of vegetables or fruit.
You’re not missing any of the fibre.”
However, you still need to choose the right foods for your weight and health, said Dr. David Katz, a nutritionist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
“If you’re looking to lose weight, you need to get lean,” he said.
“But if you’re trying to lose a lot, you probably need to eat more vegetables and fruits.”
Dr. Katz said that a diet rich in plant-derived foods like fruit, beans and nuts may help to reduce your chances of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
But Dr. Baunck said that some of these types of foods, like processed foods, can also be high in sugar, which may be harmful for some people.
You may be better off with a diet of less processed foods and less refined carbohydrates, she said.
Plus, you may need to increase the amount of protein you eat to maintain a healthy weight.
Dr. Darryl T. Williams, a registered dietitian and medical director of the Institute of Integrative Medicine, a non-profit group that provides nutritional education to patients and professionals in the healthcare field, said that you should eat a portion of your plate or three portions of food a day.
But you may also be better served by eating smaller portions of your daily calories.
“A portion is the minimum you need for the entire meal to provide the recommended daily intake for your size and age,” he wrote in an email.
“For example, if you weigh 50 pounds and eat about 1,800 calories, you’ll need to divide 1,700 by 2,000 calories to get your recommended daily allowance of 500 calories.”
The average daily calorie intake for a typical American is 2,500, which is enough for a full plate of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, according a 2011 study by the American College of Nutrition.
But if you want to keep your weight at a healthy level, you should try to eat fewer of these foods, said Williams.
You should also look for protein-rich foods that provide more of a bang for the buck, like beans, nuts and other beans.
You’ll need protein to make up for the loss of fat that your body produces when it metabolizes carbohydrates, he said, and you’ll also need protein when you’re exercising.
“In terms of calories, protein is one of the most important things that you can eat,” he added.
The key to your weight loss, said Tami T. Schulze, a dietitians associate professor of clinical nutrition and director of nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is to eat less of the things you’re most likely to overeat.
“There’s really no one diet that’s