New Year Offers New Opportunities
Amid the holiday bustle, take time to find a weight loss plan that will work for you - one that is full of health.
Here is a menu built upon the Food Pyramid based on a 1,500 calorie diet that we've put together to assist in giving you a pattern for healthy weight loss.
And think about this question: "After the weight is lost, what will your daily diet look like? Will you revert to your former diet which led to weight gain?" By embracing the pyramid - you'll never have to diet again.
1 serving of Honey Nut Cheerios with 1 cup of skim or reduced fat milk and one sliced banana.
Morning Snack: 1 caramel popcorn cake
1 large salad containing leafy greens, chopped tomato and a couple of slices of avocado.
Also add sliced mushrooms, cucumbers, 1/3 cup of lean animal proteins or drained beans - such as black beans or chickpeas and one ounce of reduced fat cheese.
Serve with balsamic vinegar dressing. Add two whole grain bread sticks to the meal.
There should be at least three cups of vegetables in the salad; the tomatoes and avocado are fruits - botanically speaking.
Afternoon Snack: 1 reduced fat yogurt, 1 cup of whole strawberries
3 ounces of baked, grilled or pan-roasted flounder, 1/2 cup of wild rice, 1 serving of yellow wax beans, 1 boiled egg, 1 whole grain dinner roll, and minimal reduced fat margarine.
Bedtime Snack: 1 cup of skim milk, three gingersnap cookies
Total Food Group Servings: Fruit Group: 3, Protein Group: 3, Grain Group: 6, Dairy Group: 4, Vegetable Group: 4.
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