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How to eat well on one meal a day

Nutrition tips for eating healthy at breakfast, lunch, and snack time for people who only eat one bigger meal a day and how to build a diet around that main source of nutrition.

September 04, 2018

How to eat well on one meal a day

That routine is as old as the phrase, “three square meals a day.” But today, there are those who limit themselves to one meal per day, usually dinner. It’s a growing trend that has gained traction among those who don’t like to count calories or limit their favorite foods to “cheat days.”

How does it work?

It can be as simple as reducing your breakfast and lunch servings in favor of a full dinner portion.

Lower blood sugar levels and reduced weight are among the claimed benefits. It’s certainly not a health choice that will be effective or suitable for everyone, and should be made in consultation with the opinion of a medical professional or registered dietitian.

If this is your personal meal plan, whether by choice or due to the restrictions of a specific medical condition, Mom’s Meals® can provide a variety of different menu options for the meal that will ultimately serve as your main source of nutrition.

One meal a day does not mean no other foods outside of that one meal

You’re afforded a handful of snacks throughout the day, such as a piece of fruit or a high-protein food. No-calorie beverages, including water, coffee and tea, are also acceptable.

But, when you are limited to one complete meal a day, ensure that it covers as many food groups as possible to benefit your overall nutrition. The General Wellness menu from Mom’s Meals NourishCare is a perfect example, with all meals including a protein, grain and vegetable.

With a dinner that includes Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, roasted potatoes, seasoned green beans, a peach cup, a whole wheat dinner roll, and gelatin, you’re receiving a well-balanced meal you can build the rest of your daily intake around.

And, knowing that your dinner comes refrigerated and fully-prepared will ease the burden of having to prepare that one meal for yourself every day.

There are also registered dietitians available to discuss questions about nutrition. The goal is to ensure that you are receiving meals that are tailored to meet your specific nutritional needs.