Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fluid Nutrition Tip of The Week


Nutrition Tip of the Week: Serving Size Strategy

Ok, I’m sure you have heard somewhere that the American idea of a serving size is greatly messed up. That is an understatement. Luckily movies like “Super Size Me” and others are blowing the whistle on America’s diet. We indeed eat too much food. Not just too many carbs, or too much fat, but too much FOOD. Most American’s goals are too lose weight, which is associated with greater longevity and health. Others (such as elite athletes) want to gain lean body mass while removing excess body fat. Regardless of your goals, you should know your serving size. Even eating too much good food, is still eating too much. There are many secrets to success, but the obvious ones are simply put down the freakin’ fork. If you get a ton of food… eat half of it, and save the rest for lunch tomorrow. Another trick is to always leave food on your plate. I realize they’re are starving people in this world, but you can’t help them if you are obese and suffering from diabetes because you always insist on finishing your french fries and ice cream.

Check out the link below for valuable information on choosing serving sizes, and how to visualize them.

http://education.wichita.edu/caduceus/examples/servings/index.htm

At FLUID we don’t believe in fad diets or dead end suggestions. We are serious about your health and your life. We will help you find problems in your diet, and help you eat what you love intelligently. There is a wrong way and right way to approach your diet. We know the right way, and are proud to help you.

1 comment:

SandPine said...

This is VERY VERY true! Portion and servings are two very different things. I learned the difference between the two about 5 months ago. I now measure my servings and try to stick to single "servings" No longer big portions for me. I still eat just about everything but do make wiser choices. I also eat my servigs a bit more often then just the traditional 3 meals a day. I eat single servings of everything. I also measure most of the stuff I eat. I still eat everything but measuing has helped me tremedously. I will soon post something on this on how I have gone from 230 lbs (3 years ago) down to 192 today. Since I started doing single servings 5 months ago, I dropped from 208 to 192. The most weight loss I ever done. Loosing weight is the hardest challenged I have ever face. Thanks for your tips and to all those that struggle with weight, like I do, don't give up. YOu didn't gain it over night and you are not goin to loose it over night. Good luck.