Happy New Year 2010 everyone! This calls for getting back to a plan! A plan for exercise and a plan for eating! So, for this first tip today, let’s look at the plate we put our portions on. Is the plate a little large like the supersizing that has occurred these past few years? If so, let’s bring it down to the normal 9″ plate and then split it into six ways. Fill one section with lean protein, two sections with grain, preferably a whole grain, for example brown rice versus white rice. Then the remaining three sections with fruit and vegetables. This will not only boost health and energy, it will help you to stay satisfied much longer when you consume the right mix of vegetables, fruits, proteins and grains. I really believe that it is what we eat and how much we eat that either gets us into trouble or gets us on the right track!