Trying to lose weight is not about no longer eating the foods that you like. Trying to lose weight should be an experience of enjoying food from all food groups, but in the right portions.
What are the food groups and how many
portions should I have per day?
Grains and Starches (1-2 servings per meal or about 6 servings per day)
Fruit (Aim to have 2-3 servings per day. Can be taken with meals or as snacks)
Vegetables (2-3 servings per meal or 3-6 servings per day)
- ½ cup fresh or frozen vegetables (e.g. carrots, cucumbers, peas)
- ½ cup cooked leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach, molokhiya)
- 1 cup raw leafy vegetables (e.g. lettuce, spinach, rocket leaves)
- 1 cup vegetable juice
Protein (1 serving per meal or 2 servings per day)
Dairy (Aim to have 2-3 low fat or fat-free servings per day)