Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight PyramidThe Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid is a tool to help you lose weight or maintain your weight. The triangular shape shows you where to focus when selecting healthy foods. Eat more foods from the base of the pyramid and fewer from the top.
Sample menu under the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid
This sample menu for a day follows the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid. The sample shows you how to fit in servings from each category in the pyramid without going over 1,200 calories. You can adjust the menu to suit your own tastes and calorie needs.
|Sample menu (1,200 calories)|
|3/4 cup hot whole-grain cereal|
|1 small banana|
|Tossed salad (2 cups romaine, 1/4 onion, 1/4 cup mushrooms, 1 medium tomato, 1 hard-boiled egg, 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese)|
|1 whole-wheat dinner roll|
|1 1/2 teaspoons butter|
|1/2 cup cubed pineapple|
|3 ounces seared scallops in 1 teaspoon olive oil|
|Garlic mashed cauliflower potatoes|
|1/2 cup beets|
|Snack (any time)|
|8 wheat crackers|
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