Get Your Plate in Shape

Mar 1, 2012
Finally, the long awaited March (after an extra day) is here.. and the whole month we are going to celebrate National Nutrition Month. This year's theme is "Get Your Plate in Shape" reminding everyone to be more mindful of the foods we eat.


We all know what should go into our plate right but we have speed bumps along the way such as time,energy, motivation, grocery available etc. It is a constant battle, some days we win and other times we promise to do better from tomorrow.

This month I encourage everyone to look at every meal you put together for at least couple meals, couple days or even the whole month and ask yourself this- What am I really getting from this plate? Am I getting all the nutrients-carbohydrate, protein, fats, vitamins & minerals? What am I missing from the plate?

The goal is to get every one thinking-pause before you grab your fork and start digging in! Not every meal is 100% perfect and nutritionally balanced but over time you can slowly get your plate in shape.

Here some points for starters:

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Make at least half your grains whole.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk. 
  • Vary your protein choices. 
  • Cut back on sodium and empty calories from solid fats and added sugars.

Enjoy your food but eat less.

2 comments:

  1. Very good post, we all know this, but somehow while serving dinner it escapes our mind, at least it does mine!
    Thanks for visiting my space. You have a lovely blog too :-)
    Cheers

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