Monday, November 18, 2013
How My Plate Should Look
the healthy plate. The nutritionists at One Medical Group have been using the model of a healthy plate for years, so we thought we’d share our version.
In addition to ample amounts of vegetables, the foundation for a healthy meal consists of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, or PFC. If you build your plate like this one, you’ll feel full and satiated after every meal. Try it and let us know how you feel! And if you like it, share it on your web site or blog."
It's been easier to eat like this since the two week diet we talked about recently. I am amazed at the number of family members and readers who went on some kind of fast or change in diet just because we talked about it here!
So far I've been able to keep the weight off and I feel better. I don't feel hungry and I get full easier even though I am watching more what I eat. I needed to eat less and work a little more and I am doing that. It's been a much healthier way for me to go from fall into winter.
We tend to eat less now during the week and enjoy some favorite foods together on the weekend. LuAnn had been doing that pretty well but I was eating too much during the week and staying too heavy. I was consuming too much bread and starches and have really cut down on them since the 14 day medical diet.
I know someone isn't going to do this on their own unless their spouse or doctor or some medical condition makes them do it. You have to get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired!
It does cost more to eat healthy. All of the "bargains" are on processed foods. We eat hardly any of them anymore but fresh fruit during the winter flown in from all over the world costs money! If I was a rich man, I would just fly to where that food is and stay all winter! Then I would have the best of both worlds, fresh veggies here in the summer and fresh fruit and veggies in New Zealand all winter!
I know, we could just go to Florida and do the same thing, but...
Does your plate look different today?