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The Food Pyramid

 
 
the food pyramid

A Food Pyramid...

Is a tool used demonstrate a healthy Well-balance Diet. The food pyramid is composed of 6 different food groups (bread, fruits, vegetables, milk, meat & fats). And it outlines what we should eat on a daily bases to get the nutrients our body needs to maintain a healthy target weight. Keep in mind that the top of the pyramid represents the food group we should consume the least. Please refer to the below for examples of different Daily Calorie Intakes tables . Each table breaks out the number of food servings per food group, you should consume based on your calorie intake. So once your find out your daily calorie intake to lose weight refer to the chart to estimate you daily serving for each food category.

Well Balance Meal is Key to Weight Loss.

Food Pyramid Tip:

Whole gains are so important to a healthy diet because it is not only full of vital nutrients, but it is loaded with fiber. And fiber increases weight loss because it flushes fat out of our system. So look at the label when buying whole wheat/whole gains and make sure it says whole wheat, not enriched wheat or bleached flour.

 

1200 Daily Calorie Intake

Food Group
Daily Serving Size
Fruits
1 cup
Vegetables
1.5 cups
Grains
4 ounces
Meat & Beans
3 ounces
Milk
2 cups
Oils
4 teaspoons
Discretionary Cal
Allow 171 Calories

1400 Daily Calorie Intake

Food Group
Daily Serving Size
Fruits
1.5  cups
Vegetables
1.5 cups
Grains
5 ounces
Meat & Beans
4 ounces
Milk
2 cups
Oils
4 teaspoons
Discretionary Cal
Allow 171 Calories
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1600 Daily Calorie Intake

Food Group
Daily Serving Size
Fruits
1.5  cups
Vegetables
2  cups
Grains
5 ounces
Meat & Beans
5  ounces
Milk
3 cups
Oils
5 teaspoons
Discretionary Cal
Allow 182 Calories

1800 Daily Calorie Intake

Food Group
Daily Serving Size
Fruits
1.5  cups
Vegetables
2  cups
Grains
6 ounces
Meat & Beans
6  ounces
Milk
3 cups
Oils
5 teaspoons
Discretionary Cal
Allow 182 Calories