Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you still need to be vigilant about the amount of sugar you consume every day. From sweetened beverages like fancy store-bought coffee to pasta sauces to breads — and of course, desserts — sugar is in lots of foods we eat.
When blood tests and MRI revealed that I had to pay attention to my health, my general practitioner sent me to talk to a nutritionist. Hearing that I was borderline diabetic put the fear of the Lord in my mind and convinced me I really should pay more attention to what I eat, and more precisely to the junk food I nibbled on between meals when I am stressed or bored. Luckily I met with a wise and understanding dietician who didn’t try to change the food I was used to but showed me how to eat wisely. So here are a few tips if you are interested in protecting your health:
- Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day.
- Fill half the plate with fruits or vegetables.
- Choose low fat meats and dairy.
- Make half your starch whole grains.
To build a plate:
- Choose 3 food groups for each meal.
- Choose 2 food groups for each snack.
- You need a protein with each meal and snack.
- Whole grain or Starchy vegetables: 5 servings per day
- Proteins: 9 serving per day
- Non-starchy vegetables or Fruits: 2 servings per day
Examples of meals:
|1 slice||Toast with 1 teaspoon butter|
|1 cup||Orange slices|
|AM Snack||2 tbsp||Nuts|
|Lunch||¼ cup||Turkey deli meat|
|2 cups||Green leafy vegetable/tomatoes|
|PM Snack||1 tbsp||Peanut butter|
|1 cup||Apple slices|
|Dinner||2 oz||Chicken Breast|
|Night snack||½ cup||Yogurt|
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