This is the not-so-secret secret of the French and many Asian countries. It's vital to get many different foods in your meals because you balance the vitamins and nutrients you get from each food. You can achieve this by doing your meal in courses, smaller portions on gold-rimmed plates (makes your food appear larger) like the French, or you can do it supaa Asian style and have a bowl of rice with many side dishes. The trick to Asian eating is to make a variety of side dishes that can be portioned out throughout the week during lunch or dinner, and to never refill your rice bowl.
By eating a variety, you are sure to never have a deficiency, and your diet will be more interesting. To do this effectively, food prep is a must. Always make things that can be used throughout the week for meals. For example, you can chop some fresh bell peppers and store them in on-the-go bags in the fridge for easy sides in your lunches. It's an easy change in your habits to help you maintain a healthy diet.
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