Oh My Diet!

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Okay so here we are in February, Valentine’s has just left, you ate too much for that special dinner and now you feel fat. Although you promised yourself for your New Year’s resolution that you would eat right, you know you haven’t and next month, you really aren’t going to care THAT much. How much should you care really depends on what you put in will be the results of what you get out. I was just thinking, what should I actually put in…..here’s the skinny.

Vegetables: It would appear that your body requires 4 to five servings of these per day to keep it clean. You can do 100% juice or 1 cup raw or ½ cooked. No, vegetables do not include variations on a potato or corn. This also means that corn chips are not considered a vegetable.
Fruits: it would appear that your body could use 4 to 5 servings of this per day as well. You will need one medium fruit or ½ cup dried or fresh fruit. I sometime forget that avocados are also a fruit.
Whole Grains: 1 Slice of bread or a cup of cereal or ½ cup cooked rice or pasta. It appears the body requires 3 plus servings per day. I like whole grains to boost my fiber because well, I am at that age.
Vegetable Oils: This part is hard for many of us because we like to surpass the 1 teaspoon, 2 to 6 times per day. When we think of oils, we do not think of canola, safflower, peanut or soybean oils because they are expensive. We usually pick what is on sale, what we have a coupon for and the store brands of vegetable oils. We must think heart healthy.
Dairy: Ooh my favorite, but it is best to choose low fat options. I also realized much to my dismay that ½ of vanilla is only 140 calories, but I cannot have it every day. Two to three servings per day includes 1 cup of milk or yogurt, but man do I love the cheese.
Shellfish and Fish: Bonefish Grille here I come. I think I can eat there twice a week so that my body can have the two required servings. I know that fish is a good source of Omega 3 and Vitamin D, but a serving size is a deck of cards
Nuts and Seeds: These are loaded with minerals, vitamins and healthy fats. I know, it sounds like an oxymoron to me as well, but a handful of these 4 to five times a week will do a body good.

So there you have it, you picturesque guide to staying healthy. So you can join http://loseit.com to keep track of what you are sticking in your pie hole, or you can just make a check list to ensure you have some of the good stuff. Eat well.

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