One effective way to track your weight - whether you want to gain or lose weight - is through the Food Pyramid. The Food Pyramid is a classic food and dieting guide, taught to us as early as when we were kids. Sadly, the Food Pyramid has been set aside in lieu of other (unhealthy) diet options. Nowadays, people are coming back and looking at the Food Pyramid for weight loss answers.
Food Pyramid basics
The Food Pyramid was created by the US FDA to serve as an eating guide for everyone. Simply put, the Food Pyramid indicates how much amount of food from each category (fruits, dairy, protein, etc.) you have to eat each day in order to have a healthy lifestyle.
Today, however, the US FDA has released an updated version of the Food Pyramid, known as MyPyramid. MyPyramid breaks down the food intake accordingly:
o 5+ servings a day of vegetables, especially dark green vegetables and orange vegetables.
o 5+ servings of fruit a day are required, especially fresh and frozen fruits.
o 2-3 servings of meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, or nuts a day, especially dry bean and peas, eggs, and nut and seeds.
o 2-3 servings of milk, cheese, yogurt or milk substitutes a day.
o Occasional use of fats, oils, and sweets, especially oils.
o 6-11 servings of grains a day, especially whole grains.
o 8+ glasses of water a day is best for peak energy all day long. It also helps to keep you hydrated.
The Food Pyramid is now being used as a weight loss tool. The US FDA's Food Pyramid focuses on eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and grains. These allow you to cut down on calorie intake and increasing the amount of nutrients in the body, thereby resulting in a weight loss through the Food Pyramid.
The Food Pyramid is definitely a safer and cheaper weight loss guide for everyone.
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