judy75
Pharmacist George
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Hi Judy,

Switch from sugary drinks to having 6 or 7 cups of water daily and another one or two low calorie or diet beverages. As for meals the best way to limit portion sizes and at the same time conume the essential nutrients from all food groups is using the plate method that I recommend in my books “Lifestyle Makeover for Diabetics and Pre Diabetics” and “Lifestyle Makeover for Couch Potatoes”. The first lady Michelle Obama is now recommending this same method and named it “My Plate” to help fight obesity.

It goes as follows: Divide an average size plate into three sections: one half and two quarters. Fill the half section with vegetables raw, cooked or as a salad, fill a quarter with either lean meat, lean chicken, lean pork or fish. Fill the remaining quarter with high fiber carbohydrates such as 2 slices of whole grain bread, or brown rice, or whole wheat pasta, or a medium baked potato with skin (you can add a smear of butter or sour cream if you like).

Include a couple snacks in between meals consisting of fruit and a little bit of nuts or almonds. Hope this helps.

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