Best Practice: Know A Serving From A Portion

A serving size is not a portion size. A serving is the recommended amount of a certain food to eat. A portion is the amount of food we choose to eat. Be very wary of packaged foods. Almost all of them contain more than one serving. Read carefully the nutrition label. And divide the contents accordingly. For example, if your can of black beans contains 3 servings, separate out 3 equal-sized servings. Then, prepare 1 and save the other 2. The link here provides other guidelines for serving sizes.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/fd_exch.htm

Exercise: A Beginner’s Plan

This link takes us to an excellent, effective beginning exercise program using body-weight movements and only takes about 7 minutes to complete. It is a brief, 1-page PDF document we can print and use. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM.

http://www.acsm.org/docs/default-source/brochures/time-saver-high-intensity-fitness-circuit-in-minutes.pdf