Last week in Chair Yoga, somehow we got on the subject of balanced meals. We were trying to remember the current design that depicts the balanced meal. So I have displayed it here. We have gone from pyramid to steps to a plate. The plate makes a lot of sense. However I do not see chocolate listed on the plate!! It is interesting that fruits and vegies take up half the plate! Let me know what you think!
The myplate.gov website has a "Super Tracker" which is a personalized interactive program to help us eat. You can set goals for weight or exercise or eating. The program gives you guidelines and gives you a place to enter your information so you can watch as you move toward your goals. I have started entering my info. When I entered my weight goal, the program gave me a calorie limit of 2000. It also set up a display of how much of each food group I should be consuming.
Give it a try!
The website also has handouts that can be printed for yourself or to distribute to others.
Connection to good handouts: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/ten-tips.html
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.