Supper: Healthy Dinner Ideas
Today’s lesson is all about supper. What should you be eating? What is keeping you from losing weight?
For your last meal of the night I want you to have real veggies, salad, and lean protein. I want you to leave out your complex carbohydrates. They should be consumed for breakfast, lunch and via your daily snacks. The concept of eating a lighter supper than breakfast or lunch is different than many of us knew growing up. Give it a try and you will notice you feel lighter, sleep better, wake up energized, and don’t suffer from post supper lows.
A healthy supper can’t happen if you aren’t fueling your body properly during the day. Many people eat light during the day and gorge at supper. In order for this tip to be beneficial you need to be following a balanced meal plan that involves multiple small meals throughout the day. This prevents hunger in the evening and crashing from low blood sugar levels. Make sure to not miss your meals during the day.
Eating Carbohydrates at Supper
Carbohydrates give us nutrients for immediate energy. They are incredibly important for a healthy diet but do not need to be consumed at every meal. Eating carbs at supper provides us with energy late in the evening. This is not the most ideal time of day to have lots of fuel compared with breakfast or lunch.
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Great Healthy Supper Ideas
What I really want you to get from today’s tip is the importance of eating clean healthy suppers that help your body repair from your day. Below I’ve included some of our most popular and recent Healthy Supper ideas. These recipes are all a hit with DAMY Members. Check them out and try them on your families! They will love them.
How to Make a Healthy Supper
Making your own healthy supper is easy. Below are a few great options that you can combine together to make great healthy suppers for you and your family. DAMY Members know there are many more options than what are presented here but these are the most popular options. For a complete Nutrition Plan check out the DAMY Method Program.
- Grilled Chicken
- Ground Turkey
- Grilled Salmon
- Any White Fish
- String Beans
- Healthy Oil (ex. Olive)
To make a healthy supper combine ingredients from each of these groups or try the amazing options presented above. I’m loving the Low Carb Shepards Pie right now and so is my husband!
One of the most important parts of healthy supper (that could be an entire post on its own) is to relax and enjoy your supper. Supper time is a time for daily reflection, family conversation, and a no-stress atmosphere. Digestion is optimal when you are in a no-stress zone, enjoy your food, take your time and eat with people you love.
Try not watching TV during supper, not doing work or any other stressful activities. Put your energy into enjoying every bite and being grateful for the healthy fuel your are providing your body with – Your body will appreciate it!
Reminder: drink 2.5L of water today!
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*Please be sure to consult a physician before embarking on any weight loss program. These tips are meant to be part of a healthy lifestyle and are not in any way meant to cure disease.