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Best meals to get all daily nutrition ?

bildozr_22bildozr_22 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
What is the best meal(s) to hit all your daily nutrition evenly? I feel like I always go over on some things and am short on others

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  • diannethegeekdiannethegeek Posts: 14,545Member Member Posts: 14,545Member Member
    That will depend on your goals. Someone eating 1200 calories with an iron deficiency is going to eat very differently than someone eating 2500 calories with IBD. Can you tell us more about which things you're short on? Maybe people can make some specific suggestions for your case.
  • PinkPJs2019PinkPJs2019 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I too have noticed my vitamin intake is low, despite eating meat, chicken, veg and fruit. I have thought about taking a multivitamin to 'top up'.
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 34,836Member Member Posts: 34,836Member Member
    bildozr_22 wrote: »
    What is the best meal(s) to hit all your daily nutrition evenly? I feel like I always go over on some things and am short on others

    Try pre logging to hit your goals?
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 9,352Member Member Posts: 9,352Member Member
    I too have noticed my vitamin intake is low, despite eating meat, chicken, veg and fruit. I have thought about taking a multivitamin to 'top up'.

    Be aware that the MFP food database isn't necessarily an accurate source of micronutrient data. Not only is the database crowd-sourced, so you're at the mercy of whoever entered the data (unless/until you check it, and get your "recent foods" populated with good entries), but even if the person who entered the food is conscientious, US food labels are not required to include all the micronutrients.

    You might want to spot-check one of your normal days against the USDA database or Self Nutrition Database or some other sound source, or look up "foods high in Vitamin X" (or whatever you're interested in) and see if you're eating those routinely, or something like that.

    Most people won't be harmed by a non-mega-dose multivitamin, but getting nutrients from food is IMO the better option (some, at least, are better absorbed from food sources).
  • MeganReid1991MeganReid1991 Posts: 157Member Member Posts: 157Member Member
    I try to cook from scratch as much as possible, & I find that tends to help. I also make smoothies quite often with spinach, kale, protein powered, berriers, banana.
    I also literally cram as many veggies into meals as possible.
    I find it’s hard for me to eat enough protein.
    But I’ve been trying to eat more egg whites lately because there so low calorie & high protein!
  • zeejane03zeejane03 Posts: 521Member Member Posts: 521Member Member
    OP are you talking about macros or micros?
  • MichelleSilverleafMichelleSilverleaf Posts: 1,513Member Member Posts: 1,513Member Member
    I too have noticed my vitamin intake is low, despite eating meat, chicken, veg and fruit. I have thought about taking a multivitamin to 'top up'.

    Honestly, if you're that concerned you'd be better served getting a full bloodtest done by your dr and seeing where the deficiencies lie, if any. If you're going to get vitamins you might as well get something that targets a specific deficiency.
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