Groundbreaking news....Americans should eat less!
Sarcasm aside, i'm glad the The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services are announcing this shift.
The last time the guidelines were revised was in 2005, where the Departments advised "More Whole Grains"...and I noticed that a bunch of sugary, processed cereals started emphasizing their "Whole grain-ness" in their advertisements. I'm sorry, I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch as much as the next gal, but that stuff is not healthy, no matter how many "whole grains" it has. You can have all the whole grains in the world, but if you cover them in sugar and eat a ton of it...you're gonna gain weight.
I'll stop ranting for now. Remember folks- (particularly my Take it Off team members!) Lots of water, 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies, watch sodium, choose whole, unprocessed grains, reduce portion sizes, and MOVE!!
- ▼ 2011 (25)