The new 2010 food pyramid that was recently released by the United States Department of Agriculture makes perfect sense. Unlike the previous food pyramids, it is much easier to use and understand. The old pyramid charts were viewed as a hierarchy chart, while the new 2010 food pyramid is presented as a vertical list of the top 6 types of food. The new food pyramid is colorful and simple. In addition, when you access the website listed in the new pyramid, it is interactive and provides information that is tailored to your particular lifestyle.
Everyone is different
Unlike the old food pyramid, the new food pyramid takes into account that we are all different. People eat and burn calories based on different components of their lifestyle. These components can be anything like age, activity level, or underlying health conditions.
The ancient food pyramid provided information on the assumption that everyone could eat the same types and amounts of food. This didn’t make a lot of sense to the average person. For example, according to the ancient food pyramid, you were allowed to eat 6 servings of bread. Surprisingly, the portion of the ration and ration was the same for a two-year-old as it was for a growing adolescent. A knowledgeable person knew that an adjustment had to be made, but did not know exactly how to do it. As a result, this is why the ancient pyramid was difficult to understand and follow.
Obviously, everyone eats different types and portions of food. The new food pyramid understands this. When you enter the website, you can enter your information, such as your age, height, weight, and activity level. You will be given a personalized meal plan that follows the major food groups. You know how to eat daily. The average plan consists of 6 ounces of grains, 2.5 cups of fresh green vegetables, 1.5 cups of fruits, 3 cups of milk, and 5 ounces of meat and beans. But remember that this will obviously be different for each person.
However, there are even diet plans for categories of people who would need special diet plans, such as pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children between the ages of 2 to 5 years. People within these groups have special dietary needs that the old food pyramid did not address. However, to get a special diet plan, you just have to enter your relevant information and you will get a personalized meal plan for you.
It’s nice to know that you don’t have to make these decisions alone. You will be informed of some good options. The ancient food pyramid did not take into account special lifestyles.
All in all, the new food pyramid of 2010 is a huge improvement over the old one. It leaves no one guessing what to eat. Food selections are based on different components of your lifestyle, such as age, weight, height, and activity level. You have a realistic roadmap to use if you want to lose weight or just want to maintain the weight you already have. The new food pyramid is interactive and will be easier to use in the long run.