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Day 158 Challenge: Your Plate - Grains

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fill one quarter of your plate with a whole grain food at 1 meal today.

How To:
Today's the day to try filling one quarter of your plate with a whole grain food! It's easy to do, no matter which meal you choose.

At breakfast, try whole grain cereal or steel-cut oatmeal (not the instant kind). Lunch can be a great time for whole grain bread.

If you want to get your grains at dinner, try whole grain pasta, brown or wild rice or quinoa.

Why It Matters:
Whole grain foods are healthier than their white counterparts because they contain all the parts and nutrients of the grain seed. When grain seeds are processed, they lose fiber, vitamins, minerals and even healthy fats.

Whole grains are an important part of a healthy plate because they have lots of fiber, which fills you up and can help keep you from overeating. They are also a great way to introduce new tastes and textures to a meal.

My Result:
For me, this is an area of struggle. I know some grains are important but so many are simply not good for a diabetic.

I have instituted having half a slice of Rye bread (lowest carb count per slice I've been able to identify) with half on Avocado.

And, technically, this does occupy a quarter of my plate.

I’ll enjoy reading about your results in the below comments !

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