My Plate


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There’s a great post over at FITBOMB: It’s Not That Hard, People covering the history of USDA food recommendations. The USDA’s latest push is a campaign they’re calling My Plate, using the following graphic:

Still very confusing. What happens when the non-protein portions contain protein, which they usually will? Does the protein portion change? Who knows! The big hunk of grains still baffles me. We know grains pretty much go straight to fat storage in the body, spike your insulin, and make you crave more of them. It’s a vicious cycle. Do yourself a favor and don’t eat grains for an entire week as an experiment. You’ll be amazed how much better you feel.

Take the My Plate graphic and make it fit the Paleo diet:

Pretty fucking easy to understand isn’t it?

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