From the Wellness Team: Wellness Wednesday Nutrition Tip – Eating a Balanced Meal

Do you ever feel hungry again shortly after eating?

Eating a balanced meal that contains protein, carbs, and a healthy fat will keep you satisfied and full longer between meals. Fat and protein take longer to digest, slowing down the movement of food through the GI tract. An excellent example of a balanced breakfast is Greek yogurt (protein), fruit or cereal (carbs), and almonds / walnuts (healthy fat). Another idea would be 1 boiled egg (protein), 2 slices of whole grain bread / toast (carbs), and 1/2 an avocado (healthy fat). Eating balanced meals ensures good nutritional intake and better satiety (fullness) between meals.