I am happy and amazed (and a bit embarrassed ) that I am finally learning food portions. I had become a fitness specialist when I was 19 yrs old ( 23 years ago) but the program sadly didn't really go into nutrition. When I was young I could wing it and I was fine with how I ate but 7 years ago my metabolism started to slow down I started to put on the weight. Sadly in the last 7 years I had gained 40 pounds. I had tried changing the types of food I ate and I was exercising and... nothing changed. Until, I started the Maker's Diet and I started to see the foods I was eating and "how much" grains and potatoes I was eating. In phase 2 of the Maker's Diet I now have been able to eat sweet potatoes and more variety of beans in this last week. And in a week and a half I start adding grains and a bit of other foods back to my diet. I now have a reality check in what is a good portion in foods and thought I would pass this on to anyone who wants it. This way you all don't have to go through all the searching I did. [o= I hope it blesses you.
Here is a before picture.
I plan to give a update picture of what I look like in a week and a half.
I am soooooooooo happy to say I now have lost....
The Plate Method of Serving