Use this simple guide to help you maintain a balanced diet. Try following it for a week and see how you feel. You won’t believe the difference in your sense of well being, your energy level, your strength! Tall buildings? No big deal. Daily marathons’? Suddenly they are a possibility. It just feels good to eat healthy and it feels good to meet the needs of your family too. So, go on, try it and tell me how you liked extreme skiing.
6-11 servings daily
Make 1/2 your grains whole
Serving examples: 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup cooked rice, pasta, or cereal, 1 cup dry cereal
Vary your veggies!
Examples of servings: 1 cup salad, 1 cup of vegetable juice, 1 cup cooked raw vegetable
2-3 servings of fruits daily
Examples of servings: 1 medium fruit, 1/2 cup dried fruit, 1 cup cut up fruit
3 servings low fat or fat free milk products daily
example of a serving: 1 cup milk, 2 oz processed cheese, 8oz yogurt, 1 1/2 oz natural cheese
Meats and Beans:
5-7 oz daily
Examples of servings: 1/2 cup cooked dry beans, 1 egg, 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter, 1/oz nuts and seeds, 1 oz lean meat or poultry or fish.
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