Its the portion, darling... its the the portion!

Introducing the Food Pyramid by portion.

You might enjoy an illustration of the food pyramid by allowable amounts rather than number of serving. Certainly, the majority of diets promote eating plenty of vegetables! (Isn't that mom told us?). So think GREEN and be lean!

It really doesn't take much to eat 1600 calories! And if you are trying to eat less you really have to measure your portions. Of course you can always eat more Vegetables!

To help you track your daily diet we have created a little Food Journal (and cover) to track your progress.

Example of 1600 calories per day
Amount Food: Single serving:
3 or more Vegetables 1 cup
2 Fruit Size of Medium apple
2 Meat or fish 2.5 ounces
2-3 Dairy (milk-cheese) 1/2 ounces
6 Grains (breads-pasta) 1/2 cup (cooked)
* Butter or margarine 1 teaspoon