Losing weight doesn't have to be boring when you focus on bright, colorful meals. What does this mean? Simply by making sure your plate reflects a range of colors, you'll naturally create more balanced and healthful menus. Not everyone has the time or the patience to count calories, but assessing the colors on your plate is something anyone can do - and it only takes an instant!
Why is color important? Many fatty and caloric foods, such as dairy products and starchy carbs, are beige or brown. When there are too many of these drab colors on your plate, weight gain is almost certain.
That's because these beige foods often are high in calories and can leave you feeling hungry later. A cup of beige or brown beans can be over 200 calories.... but a cup of red or green vegetables is under a hundred! Add fresh greens, deep purple-reds and bright yellow-orange to a meal, and water the nutrient content go up, while calories go down!
Plus, you'll get more enjoyment from eating when there's a variety of colors and flavors on your plate. So, next time you visit the refrigerator, think colorfully. And remember to mix, not match!