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Choose MyPlate

mkeatonmom4mkeatonmom4 Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
What did you think of the Choose MyPlate from the government? Did it seem realistic? What was your experience with it?


  • kristingjertsenkristingjertsen Member Posts: 194 Member Member Posts: 194 Member
    It was helpful in teaching my children and myself about what a true portion size is for each type of food. I still fill my plate with half veggies, a quarter of protein (mainly vegetarian options because of a family history of heart disease and colon cancer), and a quarter serving of a starch (usually whole grain or an ear of corn. I substitute soy milk for the milk option and drink lots of tea and water. I usually add a fruit serving as dessert or a snack. Keeps me on track (with occasional lapses because "it is a pandemic and sometimes you need comfort food." Down 9 pounds since the Stay at home order. My goal is to come out of this in great shape with a normal BMI.
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