Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 361- Nutrition Bite

Portion Control
Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions have grown by leaps and bounds over the last couple of decades. Not surprisingly, our weight has followed right along with it. A huge part of the problem is that people tend to eat what’s in front of them, whether they’re hungry or not.. It’s been estimated that portion sizes in the past 20 years have increased in restaurants and at home by as much as 50%. Today, the average person eats 200 more calories each day than in the 1970s. Many store bought cookies are now more than 7 times bigger than the recommended serving size. Did you know that a typical dinner plate holds three servings of spaghetti, not just one? When you fill up your entire plate with food, you’re likely eating more than you bargained for.http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=56

Sugar Preacher's Experience
My new diet gig is counting calories. A few days ago, I tested my body fat and weight on my nephews Wii Fit and the results were undesirable. I decided that I would start counting calories. I('m eating healthy but I guess that my portion sizes are too large. Eating like a bird is no fun!!

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