Beat portion distortion

We’ve all seen that picture of someone’s plate during the Thanksgiving Holiday; you know, the over flowing serving with crumbs on the side keeping it all together. If we know a plate like this is unhealthy, and we don’t eat like this the rest of the year, why do we think it’s ok to do it in November? The truth is— your body needs only a portion of it that food!

The ideal plate, according to the American Diabetes Association, should be 50% non-starchy vegetables, 25% protein, 25% grains.