Balanced Diet: A Tale of Watching Each Other’s Back

Balanced Diet: A Tale of Watching Each Other’s Back


We taught growing up that balanced diet i eating the six classes of food in the right proportion.

However, as I grew older I realised it goes beyond that.

As an undergraduate at Bowen University, I realised that most females would order for a menu and have the following; rice, beans, meat, fish, egg and sometimes spaghetti I almost could tell what gender owned a particular meal once I see the plate.
So one day I decided to ask why they buy theirs that way and to my utmost shock, a lady said it’s balanced diet. My mouth went agape.
I realised it was a matter of psychological satisfaction that was derived rather than eat a balanced diet after my interaction with some bevy of ladies.
I am very sure that many of us were only taught that we eat a balanced diet so we can have the three classes of food especially at the secondary education level. But have you ever thought about what you could be gaining asides the individual good your balanced diet does to you?

Which do you think would give you energy the more,a plate of rice, or a plate of beans?
I can hear you whisper ‘rice of course’
Hahaha…You are very wrong as they give you same quantity of energy. Did I say energy? scratch that..calories
So here is it….

Remember rice is carbohydrate while Beans is a protein.

Carbohydrates provide the same amount of energy in the form of calories as protein, with 4 calories per gram, but less than fat, with 9 calories per gram. Both starches and sugars provide you with energy.

Can you now see that you can feed on proteins and still not die?
But wait a second, the work of the calories in beans comes out when that of rice is depleted and onto the fats as the final source of help.
Hence, you won’t feel weak until all the calories (glucose) in your body are depleted.

Your meals need present to us these three classes of food for energy sake, carbs, protein and fats.

Your meals should contain proteins and vitamins for the sake of bodybuilding. In this case as explained above, the vitamins takes over from the Protein in this function.

Your meals should contain vitamins and minerals for the sake of bone formation, healthy teeth and of course body metabolic processes.

Let me stop here..I shall finish up by telling you about my female folks and how they eat


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Toluse Francis was born in Nigeria. He is passionate about seeing people live productive lives. He has over the years helped people understand the basics of nutrition and how it affects their lives through writing, speaking and coaching. He obtained his Bachelors degree from Bowen University, Osun State Nigeria. He obtained diplomas in Mental Health and Human Nutrition respectively from Alison Educational Institute in the Republic of Ireland. He is a Certified Life Coach using Neuro-Liguistic Tool by the Amercan Union of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He helps people live through the past or present that may want to threaten their future. This is seen in his mental health help to people ranging from eating disorders to depression, low self-esteem to mention just a few He is deeply moved towards the total wellness of the human race. He operates with philosophy prevention being better than cure His health approach is a blend of healthy eating with mind-set reshaping. He believes diseases and illness can be prevented if we all eat the right thing in the right way and at the right time He is the author is Eat Fit: a Nutritional Blueprint for Healthy Living as well as on Amazon stores worldwide. A Blogger, writer and speaker. He blogs and has his podcasts called the Eat Fit Podcast at as well as iTunes. He has written several ebooks as well and has facilitated several online and offline sessions He is the founder of The Eat Fit Academy​ Volunteering for Solid Foundation Teens and Youth Ministry since 2008 as a teen educator and counsellor. Interested in Leadership, productivity, mental health, excellence and healthy lifestyle. He has held various leadership positions in religious and secular spheres He is a two time nominee by the Nigerian Writers Award in the Health Writer of the Year Category and a recipient of the Nigeria Blogs Awards 2015 as Health Blogger of the Year. He loves to travel, design websites, take up challenges and help people. You can reach him through the various social media platforms​. Toluse resides in Lagos, South West Nigeria.