The fact that the portions may seem a little too big for you is due to the fact that unhealthy foods often have a much higher caloric density in comparison to healthy foods. As a result, small amounts of unhealthy foods are just as high in calories as larger amounts of healthy foods. If you are generally interested in healthy alternatives to junk foods, have a look at our post on “Replace unhealthy foods“.
A Snickers bar (287 kcal) has more calories than 200g mixed salad (86 kcal) with 3 tomatoes (63 kcal), 2 red peppers (64 kcal) and 1 red onion (36 kcal)!
- 57 g Snickers bar = 287 kcal
- 200g salad = 249 kcal
Due to the high volume of the salad, your stomach will fill up faster. So what can you do if you can not eat the whole Meal portion? Please eat then only until you are comfortably full. If you like, eat the leftovers later as a snack. Gradually, your body will get used to the new amounts and nutrient-rich food.