Carbohydrate-based Food Pyramid

USDA food guide summaries:

# Use foods from the base of the Food Guide Pyramid as the foundation of your meals.
# Within each food group, choose different foods
# Choose most of your foods from the grain products group (6-11 servings), the vegetable group (3-5 servings), and the fruit group (2-4 servings).
# Eat moderate amounts of foods from the milk group (2-3 servings) and the meat and beans group (2-3 servings).
# Choose sparingly foods that provide few nutrients and are high in fat and sugars.
# Carbohydrate recommendation: 90 g or 18% energy from carbohydrate per day
# RDA for energy: 2000-2200 calories

In 2000, I posted a poll asking : "What do you think about the Government Dietary Guidelines? "

Four hundred and fifty respondents of my weight loss survey voted:

# I agree and follow them (6 percent)
# I agree but don't follow them (7 percent)
# I disagree (77 percent)
# What are they? (10 percent)

These respondents have tried

# low-carb diets (38 percent);
# low-fat (14 percent);
# vegetarianism (5 percent); and
# calorie counting (16 percent).

Your opinion?


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What low carb plan have you tried the most?
Atkins Diet
South Beach Diet
No White Diet - no white flour, potatoes, white rice
No sugars, high sugar fruit, starchy vegetables
I created my own low carb plan
Total votes: 1076

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