Get On Top Of Your Food Pyramid Serving Size
The pyramid serving size (now we have My plate instead of My pyramid) provides easy to remember recommended amount for each food groups measured in common household measures, like cups, ounces and spoonfuls.
Portion size is different than pyramid (My Plate) serving size. Portion size is the amount of food we eat.
Based on the food guide pyramid as established by the US Department of Agriculture, the food pyramid makes suggestions on common portion sizes based on your gender, age and level of activity. This has recently been restructured because the information given previously was found to be confused. However, this time around the basics are more easy to pick up and use as and when you need to.
What counts as a food pyramid (My Plate) serving size?
Taking carbohydrates first, you do not want to eat too many because you will end up storing the carbs not used as fat within the body. This of course will not help your weight and health at all.
As such, you need to regulate your portions to pyramid (My Plate) serving size ones. For example, a slice of bread that is about the size of a plastic CD case or half a cup of rice will count as one ounce equivalent of grains. To find the right amounts that counts as 1 ounce equivalent and common portions of grains visit
My Pyramid, wich becomes My Plate now.
Vegetables and Fruits
The food pyramid (My Plate) serving size of vegetables and fruits are quite similar because they tend to be measured in cups. A cup of broccoli or potatoes counts as one serving. This applies to both raw and cooked vegetables.
For example two cups of raw leafy green vegetables will counts as one serving. What counts as
a cup of vegetables? Find out at Choosemyplate.gov
Meat and other proteins
Meat and other proteins are similar in the way that they are assessed in relation to the food pyramid (My Plate) serving size.
But you have to be a little more careful with these because it is difficult to determine how many half cups a steak, chicken breast or slice of fish would take up.
Instead, you are best to count the serving size in terms of weight.
So there you have it – a way to calculate food serving size. So the My Plated is an educational tool to help you make better choices.
But, if you choose a healthy eating system like that Herbalife has to offer then you will simply follow the information they give you. With their unique
healthy food pyramid, you will certainly find it easier to stick to a healthy diet with them.
Do you want to know how much calories in particular serving size? So use this calorie calculator.
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