How to Escape Dieting Mentality: A guide to creating a balanced plate

Balanced plate

April 25, 2024

I’m Miranda.
Proving to you that healthy can be fun, and delicious! A busy working mum myself, here to share simple and effective ways to look and feel your best. 
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Learn how to create balanced meals without sacrificing taste or enjoyment in this practical and tactical episode of the Positive Nutrition podcast.

In this episode I introduce the VIP’s framework:

  • Veggies/Fruit
  • Important Fats
  • Protein
  • Something Fun.

I explain the importance of each component and offer tips for incorporating them into your meals. This is not a time consuming process, it’s a way to eyeball your plate and quickly check off food groups that are going to create balance and satiety.

Tune in to discover how the VIP’s framework can help you escape the joy sucking diet mentality, reduce cravings and give you a balanced and satisfying plate of food.


Key Takeaways:

  • The VIP’so framework (veggies or fruit, important fats, protein, and something fun) provides a practical guideline for creating balanced meals.
  • Veggies and fruit are rich in fiber, which supports gut health and creates a feeling of satiety.
  • Important fats, such as omega-3s, are essential for brain health, joint health, and hormonal balance.
  • Protein can be obtained from a variety of sources, including plant-based options like legumes, tofu, and quinoa. Protein supports muscle growth and also a feeling of fullness.
  • Including something fun in your meals, like chocolate or a savory treat, adds pleasure and satisfaction to the eating experience and helps move away from a “on/off the wagon” dieting mentality.

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