We all know what the food pyramid looks like, and what our daily intake of veggies and bread should be. But let's be honest, most of us don't eat the way we should. We've made a more "realistic" food pyramid.

In this week's "98 Seconds with Naomi Lynn" video, I decided to create a food pyramid that accurately describes what I eat, instead of what I'm supposed to be eating. Seriously, how many people get in 3 to 5 servings of vegetables a day? Or even 2 to 4 servings of fruit, like the United States Department of Agriculture suggests you do?

I know I don't. In the video at the top of this page, you can see the food pyramid that I created. I practically run on coffee, so that definitely takes up the section where the bread, pasta, cereal, and carbohydrates would go on a normal food pyramid. You know, the biggest section. Taco Bell also gets its own category on my food pyramid, and so does bacon (maybe I need to take a step back and look at my eating habits).

But this isn't just about what my "real" food pyramid looks like. I also asked some of my coworkers what their food pyramid would look like. After combining all their answers (which was pretty difficult, because everyone has different eating habits), we've come up with a more "realistic" food pyramid. You can see that version in the video at the top of this page.

The more realistic food pyramid still includes the same things that are found on a regular food pyramid, but in different spots. And two things were added: "quick meals," like hamburger helper, sandwiches, and crock-pot meals, and "dining out." The "quick meals" area was the biggest. But how can we blame anyone? Between getting the kids to and from school, work, after school activities, and everything else in our busy schedules, we need a lot of meals that are quick and easy.

What would your food pyramid look like? A realistic food pyramid that shows what you actually take in compared to what you're supposed to be eating. I would love to see your versions. You can email them to us at: Naomi@Lite987.com

 


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