Is the food pyramid a good nutritional guideline?
The food pyramid has been replaced by Choose My Plate. You can find it on www.choosemyplate.gov I recommend a version of this, the healthy plate. One-half of the plate is non-starchy veggies, one-quarter of the plate is starch (whole grains the best choice) and the other quarter is lean protein. Fruit and nonfat/low fat dairy are outside of the plate. All food should be prepared in a healthy manner such as baking, broiling, grilling and steaming. Limit/avoid concentrated sweets and high fat foods. Also, don’t drink your calories. In addition, I recommend a minimum of 30 minutes most days of the week (60 minutes for weight loss). This is the recipe for long lasting success.