Wednesday, June 06, 2007
WFMW (The Plate Method)

It's time to post yet another WFMW tip.

The other day I was in Walgreens, picking up a perscription. Snuggle Bug was over in the waiting area of the pharmacy and he brought me a magazine that I otherwise wouldn't have bothered looking it. The magazine was called, "Diabetes & You" and it was published by Walgreens for customers to take home for free. I absentmindely thumbed through it while I waited for my perscription thinking I wouldn't get much out of it because I'm not a diabetic.

An article called, "Rate your plate" caught my attention! Since beginning the May Challenge I've been trying to eat healthier and watch my portion control. This article taught me about the Plate Method and it reaffirms that I'm eating way too many carbs still and not enough veggies. Having the visual pictures is very helpful so I scanned the article in to share with you all. Click on the images to enlarge them. Let me know what you think!

The Plate Method works for me, maybe it'll work for you. To see what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries:

free steak seasonings/marinades
bargain shopping tips
free customized ring tones
party favor basket
10 ways to make brushing fun!
Crayola Twistables Slick Stix
kids car organizer
stop urban legend emails
send credit scores soaring
foolproof extra creamy cottage cheese
stainless steel ball whisk
Uses for your child's wagon
10 Reasons Why Parents Should Not Spank
Love Sweet Love
travel tip
free children's printables
calendar labels
Strawberry Spinach Salad
mesh laundry bag uses
12 lbs 'til Christmas
toddler healthy eating techniques
reindeer puppet
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch

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At 11:59 PM, Blogger Jane said...

Thanks for this. I am a very visual person and this is easy and graphic. It also shows that I am not getting enough veggies!

At 12:27 AM, Blogger Joyful Days said...

That is very helpful. I do have worries of diabetes and need to be more vigilant. Thank you for sharing that.

At 5:46 AM, Blogger Alycia said...

This is so helpful ~ Thank you! I am going to use this as a visual for my children during our Health/Nutrition unit!

At 6:23 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Works for me too! Thanks fro sharing it.

At 7:29 AM, Blogger Annie said...

Thanks, I'll never look at my plate the same way :o)

At 7:32 AM, Blogger GiBee said...

Love this tip -- great visual to go by, and I think its something I can start my son on, too!

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

I will have to check this out for sure. I don't eat enough veggies either. Hugs to you!

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm.. very interesting! Thanks for sharing this information. I'm going to do some more research tonight on this. Funny what things will come your way! (P.S. - Love your blog!)
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls
*we just added another contest for Father's Day!

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Sandra said...

This is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing :)

At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the stamp idea - Speedy loves them too but I've never gotten any so i think I'll do that tomorrow! And put it off as long as you can - it ain't fun.


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