First week is “Charting Your Plan for Success.” Looked at the Pyramid food groups and serving sizes. On the pyramid- the bigger base of each category- the more we need of that. The pyramid assigns individuals a calorie level based on sex, age and activity level.
Then we take that level and look at a food intake pattern.
Did you know:
- You determine how much fluid intake by taking your weight- divide by 2 and that number in ounces is what you should drink. However- any liquid going in counts for fluid intake (except maybe alcohol).
- Fat is not the only thing that makes you fat- anything you eat can. Our bodies need 15-20 grams of protein- anything more is burned (if you are active) or stored as fat if you are not.
- You need 25-30 grams of fiber a day- makes you fill full and moves all the yucky stuff out (cholesterol, free radicals).
- Diet soda NOT GOOD- makes you hungry. A real soda now and then is better.