Thursday, February 24, 2011

Map Out Your Plate

<strong>2. Map out your plate. </strong><br />
Taking a moment to mentally separate your dinner plate into sections can help you visualize how acceptable serving sizes look. 

“Break” your plate in half; fill one of these sides with vegetables and whole grains. Split the other half into two once again; one of these sections will hold your lean protein serving while the other is the perfect size for a serving of healthy fats.<br /><br /> 

<strong>Quick tip:</strong> Use your side salad plate – not the gigantic large size that you may have grown up using – and be sure not to fill your plate to the brim.<br /><br />Photo by Peter Chou
Map out your plate. 
Taking a moment to mentally separate your dinner plate into sections can help you visualize how acceptable serving sizes look. “Break” your plate in half; fill one of these sides with vegetables and whole grains. Split the other half into two once again; one of these sections will hold your lean protein serving while the other is the perfect size for a serving of healthy fats.

Quick tip: Use your side salad plate – not the gigantic large size that you may have grown up using – and be sure not to fill your plate to the brim.

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