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The Healthy Way of Life Food Pyramid - Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we looked at what is most important in building a solid nutrition foundation. Throughout the LifeTime WeightLoss website, you’ll find information on what happens when people over-consume carbohydrates, when they eat too much trans fat, and the reality of the Standard American Diet (SAD). We talk about pasture-raised and grass-fed versus conventionally raised animal foods. We tackle processed foods and environmental toxins.

Each of these topics is interesting, but often people miss the forest for the trees. Before you zero in on whether the food you’re eating comes from the perfect source,

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The Healthy Way of Life Food Pyramid - Part 1

Depending on where you get your information, changing your nutrition habits can seem daunting, confusing and frustrating. No wonder the average person gives up and falls back on their Standard American Diet habits. Even on this site, in the process of trying to share the latest and greatest information about nutrition and metabolism, we can leave people feeling unsure of where to begin. With today’s article, and an additional one next week, I’m going to explain our healthy way of life food pyramid, how easy it is to use it, and the steps you should take to most dramatically change your level of energy, your performance and how you look on the outside. Look at these articles as simple starting points. I’ve provided additional references below, but take it one step at a time. Keep it simple and adopt each new habit before moving along to the next.

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Dietary Guidelines 2010: Macronutrient Ratios

Last week, I talked about the new report which will be used to create the 2010 Dietary Guidelines later this year. The most referenced part of the dietary guidelines is the food pyramid. Although the pyramid has gone through several facelifts over the past thirty years, the major recommendations have remained virtually the same...

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