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Saturday, December 19, 2009

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The Nine Turning Points

1. Eat lots of vegetables and fruit.
2. Say yes to good fats.
3. Upgrade your carbohydrates.
4. Choose healthy proteins.
5. Stay hydrated.
6. Alcohol—yes. In moderation.
7. Take a multivitamin every day.
8. Move more.
9. Eat mindfully all day long.


... what do you think emoticon emoticon

PS: I think what is meant by upgrading your carbs, is to eat more "complex carbs" ... if you notice "Fruits/Veggies and Whole grains" are in the "eat more" area... where the "Refined carbs.. i.e., simple sugars are at the top of the pyramid in the "use sparingly section"....

Overall I like this pyramid for me, a "lower/good carb" program... ~ Dee ~
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    ... I agree CATHEITE, stretching, yoga, pilates ... for me...

    FIRNUT34... I skip the chocolate part too, not that I don't like it, but because I have a ferocious sweet tooth and I will just crave more of it! emoticon

    MORTICIAADDAMS... I added to the blog above, but I think that "upgrading carbs" would mean, if you are not eating good carbs, like more complex carbs... then an upgrade would be to eat/include more of them in your diet... This is the only thing that I can think of that makes any sense...

    ~ Dee ~
    2830 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2009 5:04:29 PM
    Wow, this is really interesting! Like FIRENUT34, I'm not a fan of dark chocolate and drink alcohol only a small handful of time each year. I love that the pyramid is 3-D and lists water on the side. In my opinion, daily exercise should also include stretching.
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    2831 days ago
    Its pretty good. I skip one section as I stay away from chocolate as I like milk chocolate and hate dark chocolate so I just stay away from it. I really don't drink alcohol and usually am the designated driver.
    2831 days ago
    I like this Pyramid, has all the healthy things your body needs but also allows for alittle alcohol and chocolate. I like to have both of those in moderation. Also includes Exercise and weight awareness, something we are all here striving for.

    Thanks for Sharing
    2831 days ago
    great thanks for sharing
    2831 days ago
    I agree with some of the recommendations. Eating lots of certain fruits and veggies - I would avoid the high glycemic as they spike blood sugar. I'm not sure what upgrading my carbs mean. I would stick to the fruits and veggies and occasionally some beans and even less often some whole grains. Healthy proteins, good fats, hydration, multivitamin, moving, and eating mindfully - all yes. Alcohol - no.
    2831 days ago
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    I love it. You always come with "food for thought" and excellent articles. Thanks for sharing once again.
    2831 days ago
    I am moving! So far we have 18 inches of snow or more. After shoveling several times today and then taking a nap, we awoke and couldn't get the front door opened and it is still coming down!

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    Comment edited on: 12/19/2009 9:21:15 PM
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