N asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 days ago

Is this is a healthy diet?

10 days into this diet, woke up this morning fatigued. Wondering if its because of the new diet. 

Morning- overnight oats (quarter cup of mixed oats, frozen mixed berries, almond milk, chia seeds and honey)

Lunch- 1 piece baked chicken breast strip, two servings of veggies, scoop of black beans

Dinner- homemade veggie packed soup. 

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    2 days ago
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    Add up your calories. I'll bet you're under 1000, which can lead to fatigue. You're doing really well with your meals, except that your dinner seems a bit light. You also don't have any fats in there and you need a few to process some vitamins. Try adding a handful of nuts per day.

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  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    2 days ago

    Your diet provides almost no energy, so it seems logical that you'd be fatigued.  You're not eating enough carbohydrates to sustain much in the way of physical activity, so if you're exercising or even moving around a lot for work, you could be creating too much of an energy deficit.

    As far as the other components of the diet, here are my thoughts.  You're probably not getting enough protein, and absolutely not getting enough healthy fats or carbohydrates.  It's ok to go low carb, but only one serving a day is probably too low.

    Almond milk in general is a frankenfood, it tends to be very little almond, but plenty of added sugar, and then fortified with vitamins and minerals.  There are plenty of brands that do a better job, but if you're just looking for some health benefits, throw a handful of chopped almonds into the oats instead.  Honey is just sugar, but oats without it are pretty bland.

    Black beans are just about the healthiest food on the planet.

    Veggie soup isn't very descriptive, you could have a wide variety of things in there.  The soup is a good opportunity to get a bit of healthy carbs into the diet plan with something like potatoes.

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    • Adam D
      Lv 7
      2 days agoReport

      The soup sounds very good. There's nothing wrong with plain ol' milk in terms of health.

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 days ago

    eat a burger and fries with dinner.  but you need a better "dinner".

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