Are you eating to much?

Below is what should be consumed and examples….

Fruit

Daily recommendation:4 half-cup servings
Single servings:
1/2 small apple
1/2 large orange
1/2 large banana (8 to 9 inches long)
4 large strawberries
¼ cup dried fruit
16 seedless grapes

Vegetables

Daily recommendation: 3 one-cup servings
Single servings:
1 large tomato (3” diameter)
1 large baked sweet potato (2 1/4″ or more diameter)
1 heaping handful of most veggies
2 medium whole carrots
2 cups raw greens (including spinach, kale, romaine, watercress, escarole)

Grains

Daily recommendation: 6 to 8 one-ounce servings
Single servings:
1 regular slice of bread
½ cup cooked oatmeal
½ cup cooked pasta or rice
7 square or round crackers
3 cups popped popcorn
(The USDA advises that at least half of all grains eaten should be whole grains.)

Protein

Daily recommendation: 2 ½ to 3 two-ounce servings per day
Single serving:
1/2 to 3/4 can of tuna
2 eggs
1/2 cup cooked beans
small 2-ounce steak
24 almonds

Remember these are just recommendations– loving your body the way it is… is the most important thing ever… HUGS

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