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For older children, teen girls, active women, most men (around 2,200 calories) – 2 or 3 servings Milk Group, 2 servings for a total of 6 ounces of Meat and Beans Group
Teen boys, active men (around 2,800 calories) - 2 or 3 servings Milk Group, 3 servings for a total of 7 ounces of Meat and Beans Group
A serving of both groups would basically reflect following. For Milk Group, choose from 1 cup of yogurt or milk, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese. And for Meat and Beans Group, 2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, fish or poultry; 1/2 cup of cooked dry beans; 1/2 cup of tofu; 2 .5 -ounce soyburger; 1 egg ; 2 tablespoons of peanut butter; or 1/3 cup of nuts. At top of pyramid is group of fats, oils and sweets. And all should be “used sparingly.”
Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid
The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid doesn’t differ too much from USDA Pyramid. It is based upon scientific research and patient healthcare as reported by medical practitioners and dietitians of Mayo Clinic, and by weight-loss experts at Pennsylvania State University, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Pyramid was crafted threefold; to encourage weight loss, weight maintenance and long-term health.
Let’s take a brief look at Pyramid differences. The bottom two levels or Bread Group – now referred to as Carbohydrates, and Fruits and Vegetables Group, are reversed, resulting in Fruits and Vegetables Group now being at bottom level. Also servings for Fruits and Vegetables are unlimited here. And calories are counted throughout. In a nutshell, to plan perfect Mayo Clinic diet, a person would follow these 5 steps, as approved by his or her healthcare practitioner: 1.Calories – Establish a calorie level that’s right for you based upon your physician’s advice. 2.Servings - Determine number of recommended servings for each food group. 3.Serving Size – learn preferred portions for #2 above. 4.Record – log & monitor your progress. 5.Variety – Main success ingredient! Vary sensual appeal and tastes. For more details on this Pyramid, contact: The Section of Scientific Publications Mayo Foundation www.mayoclinic.org Rochester, MN 55905 (507) 284-3335 Fax: (507) 284-2107
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