BistroMD Reveals Weight Loss Plate in Response to USDA’s My Plate

The Weight Loss Plate was developed to serve as a guideline for those seeking to lose weight by healthy eating habits
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July 11, 2011 - PRLog -- BistroMD, a weight loss program that provides great tasting, nutritionally sound meals designed for a lighter, healthier you, has developed an alternative version of the recently introduced United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) “My Plate” guidelines.  

BistroMD’s version of the My Plate guidelines are intended for the millions of Americans who are overweight, and for whom the standard USDA My Plate will do little or nothing to support weight loss. The current USDA My Plate can help prioritize food choices, such as increasing fruit and vegetable servings and other important food groups for a well-balanced meal. While this plate is applicable to healthy and active people, it does not address the dietary needs of the population seeking to lose weight.

The recent obesity report, ‘F as in Fat’ from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shows that adult obesity rates climbed in 16 states last year and didn’t fall in any state. A dozen states have obesity rates of 30% or greater. And only one state has an obesity rate of less than 20% — Colorado at 19.8%. The weight loss plate offers the dietary guidelines Americans can use to help reduce the obesity rate that has increased nationwide.

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., founding bariatric physician of BistroMD has designed the alternative food plate specifically to meet the needs of those Americans. “I evaluated the USDA plate and the suggestions given were reasonable for active Americans who are not overweight,” said Dr. Cederquist. “However, its suggestion for those needing to lose weight was simply to eat less, but it does not suggest what particular items to eat less of. This is not helpful because a dieter may cut everything down and become protein deficient while getting more than enough grains for example.”

The weight loss plate developed by Dr. Cederquist suggests increased servings of vegetables, specifically the non-starchy vegetables, while grains were dissolved under the umbrella of fruits or healthy starches. In order to avoid a high intake of carbohydrates, the dieter’s plate should be half vegetables, one-fourth protein and one-fourth of either grain or fruit or dairy or a combination of two or three, in order to not exceed one-fourth of the plate. The weight loss plate also replaces the serving of dairy with water, as an individual does not need three servings of dairy a day to obtain a nutritionally balanced diet.

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About BistroMD
Headquartered in Naples, Florida, BistroMD is the weight loss program that provides nutritionally sound meals that taste great and is designed for a lighter, healthier you.

Founding physician Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., is a medical director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center. As a board-certified bariatric physician, as well as a family practice physician, her scientific understanding of medical weight management through proper nutrition has allowed her to help patients all over the world achieve healthy weight loss.  

BistroMD’s home-delivered meals are healthy, delicious and convenient, going beyond the diet industry’s focus on portion control with the proper combinations of food scientifically proven to support weight loss. For more information on BistroMD, please visit:

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