Wednesday, January 16, 2013

STEP THREE: Fruits and Vegetables
This is STEP THREE in my six step process to a healthier life.  Please start with STEP ONE.

Now that you're aware of what's going in, let's make a few additions.  Does it seem odd that we are adding food in before taking it away? Well. By filling up on the good stuff, it pushes out the bad stuff. Doesn't mean we won't have to trim the fat down the road.  But for right now focus on getting in the goods.

How much produce should you eat every day? A load.  

It should take up the majority of your diet.

But let's start with 5 servings.  Fruits and vegetables.  Total.  Not five of each (unless you CAN right out of the gate- then go for it).

What is a serving? 

Vegetables: one cup of raw, 1/2 cup cooked

Fruits: size of a baseball, one cup of berries or melon, small banana

Try to get in the whole stuff and don't default to juices.  For the fiber! And for filling your stomach!

And try to get as much COLOR and variety as possible.  

And one last thing: potatoes and corn are NOT vegetables.  At least not in this sense.  They are starches.  

May your week be very fruitful. And vegetableful. 

STEP FOUR coming next week!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the steps! I love these posts, they really brought my attention back to what I'm eating after the holidays.