Well Balanced Plate

As you know, I’ve been using the LoseIt app for a while now. One of the best features I’ve discovered is that it shows your daily summary in a pie chart!

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So, that fact alone is pretty sweet, but the coolest tidbit is that this is the first time I’ve ever seen such balance! Here is the count for the day: Breakfast – 360, Lunch – 351, and Snack – 350. Amazing! The pie chart not selling you? Well, how about this!

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That’s right. LoseIt is paired with ChooseMyPlate.gov.

MyPlate is USDA’s primary food group symbol, a food icon that serves as a powerful reminder to make healthy food choices and to build a healthy plate at mealtimes. It is a visual cue that identifies the five basic food groups from which consumers can choose healthy foods to build a healthy plate.  ChooseMyPlate.gov contains resources and tools for more specific information about what and how much to eat.

Check it out!

My Healthy Tip of the Day brought to you by ChooseMyPlate.gov: Protein has many important functions in the body and is essential for growth and maintenance. Protein needs can easily be met by eating a variety of plant-based foods. Combining different protein sources in the same meal is not necessary. Sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans include beans, nuts, nut butters, peas, and soy products (tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers). Milk products and eggs are also good protein sources for lacto-ovo vegetarians.

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