The Plate Model

The Plate Model makes it simple for you to put up your food on your plate in order to get a good, balanced meal which leads to a change of diet which makes you either lose weight or maintain your weight.

The Parts of the Plate

Proteins are the body’s building blocks and are found in meat, fish, bird, eggs, milk- and soy products. Every portion should contain about 100 grams or 3.75 ounces of meat/bird or about 75 grams (3 ounces) of sausage or about 125 grams of fish (5 ounces).

Carbohydrates are the body’s fuel. They are found in all our grain, coarse vegetables, pasta, rice, beans, lenses, peas, potatoes and all our sugar. Every portion should consist of 1,5 decilitres (5 fl. ounces) rice, two potatoes or about two decilitres (7 fl. ounces) of pasta.

Vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and fibres. Coarse vegetables such as carrots, beetroot, cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower can be eaten in an unlimited amount. The vegetables should fill a half of the plate.

So one fourth goes to proteins, another fourth goes to carbohydrates and the rest to vegetables. If you are on a low carb high fat diet, you can switch the carbohydrates for more proteins.