Thursday, May 31, 2012

Doctor's Orders #1

I need to increase my servings of fruits and vegetables to five per day. This does not include any starchy vegetables such as corn or peas. So far my usual day looks like this:

Lunch: 1 vegetable serving such as 1/2 cup of whatever comes with my Meals on Wheels (T, W, F) or 1 fruit serving which is usually an applesauce (no added sugar) with leftovers (M, Th)

PM Snack: 2 fruit servings such as 1 cup of cantaloupe or 1 apple and 1 pear

Dinner: 2 vegetable servings such as 2 cups of salad greens or 1 cup of broccoli


A good article:

Top 10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

My biggest reason is #2 Picking Throughout the Day. That is why journaling my food is my most important tool for weight loss.



    This is just for you to see, not trying to drive blog traffic there... A young man who started out at well over 600 pounds, just hit 300 pounds lost with No WLS. He's going for more than another 100 pounds lost. From barely walking to running now! Proof that WLS is not the only way you can lose that kind of weight.

  2. I have always found the term "servings" to be a problem. How would I know that 1 cup of broccoli is two servings? And two cups of lettuce is two servings? Just lettuce? So, 1 cup of fresh peaches, 1 cup of canned pineapple, 2 cups of lettuce, and 1/2 cup of broccoli will be your 5 servings? in a day? Do you have an online source to help sort through all this?

  3. Thanks for letting me know about the blog. It's the first one that I've seen from a previously super obese person who didn't have weight loss surgery and I really appreciate it.

    Yes, SparkPeople has a couple articles about serving sizes as well as a government source that I'll look up. I'll post both soon.


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