a balanced meal!” 
What the
heck does that mean anyway? Well, generally, what that means is that you
should enjoy your foods to FUEL up, NOT to fill up! To give you an idea, allow
me to share with you a quick video of the lunch I’m making today…but keep
this in mind while you watch:
nutrients from food, and the portion size is KEY to creating a balanced meal.
Without the details of your body’s current state, I can only offer a VERY
general guideline here: Have about a palm size (your palm) of lean protein,
half cup to a full cup of good carbs, a ton of colorful veggies (at least 2
cups). BUT… 
this, however, you’ve got to be flexible with your portions depending on your
goals. So for example, for me, my portions are slightly different from
day-to-day depending on the intensity of my schedule for that day. I ask
myself: Do I have a jam-packed day of running around? Will I be working out
today? If so, is it an intense workout or just an easy one? Or will I be having
a relaxed day altogether?… 
I’m recovering from an intense workout and need to replenish glycogen stores
(sugar/energy) in my muscles for the next time I workout? Or maybe I want to
really clean up my food today to make up for my “naughty-eating” from
the past few days?
All these
factors guide me to premeditate how much I eat, and what I eat day-to-day to
supply me with all the necessary energy to thrive or maintain my ideal physique
all year round. Want a clearer mental picture of what a balanced meal could
look like? Check out my video above.