SOURCE: Hydroxycut

October 10, 2012 06:00 ET

Hydroxycut™: MyPlate Helps Create Balanced Meals

MyPlate Has Replaced the Food Pyramid as an Easier-to-Use Guide Regarding Well-Balanced Nutrition; Hydroxycut Recognizes That a Healthy Diet Is Essential to Any Weight-Loss Plan and Encourages Individuals to Utilize This New Resource

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - The Food Pyramid was a highly recognizable standard of nutrition for years; however, it was not the easiest resource to use when planning a meal. To make it simpler for Americans to adopt healthier diets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created MyPlate. Colorful and extremely easy to read, MyPlate illustrates the proportions of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy that individuals are encouraged to consume. According to TIME, MyPlate is "based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans." Hydroxycut, the number one selling weight-loss supplement brand in America, recognizes that a healthy diet is crucial to any successful weight-loss plan. As such, the company is encouraging individuals to utilize MyPlate when planning their meals.

The article notes the standard dietary recommendations for individuals following a 2,000 calorie diet. However, your caloric needs may be more or less depending on your starting weight and your goals. These include two cups of fruit, six ounces of grain, three cups of dairy, two and a half cups of vegetables, and five and a half ounces of protein. Determining these exact measurements is possible, but Hydroxycut notes that it is not always practical when preparing a meal. As such, MyPlate is a wonderful resource for busy dieters who want to improve their health.

Hydroxycut, in a recent press statement, asserts: "MyPlate is a great way for dieters to visualize the proportions of the fruits, vegetables, proteins, and other foods that they should eat. Even if they do not have access to a food scale or other measuring tool, they can create a well-balanced meal that can contribute to their overall health. This is much easier than trying to interpret the Food Pyramid. While valuable, the Food Pyramid was simply not as functional. We applaud the efforts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make healthy eating easier for people across the country."

Hydroxycut notes that healthy eating is just one of several aspects of a successful weight-loss plan. The company encourages dieters to both stick to a healthy nutritional strategy and engage in regular physical activity in an effort to achieve their weight-loss goals. 

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Hydroxycut™ is the number one best-selling weight-loss supplement brand in America. The key weight-loss ingredients in Pro Clinical Hydroxycut are lady's mantle extract, wild olive extract, komijn extract, and wild mint extract. These ingredients have demonstrated the ability to help reduce BMI and encourage weight loss for participants involved in two clinical studies. In the first study, the average weight loss with these key ingredients was 20.94 pounds over a 12-week period. In the second study, the average weight loss was 16.50 pounds over an 8-week period. All groups involved in these studies following a reduced-calorie diet.

Hydroxycut™ is available in several formats, including Pro Clinical Hydroxycut™ Caffeine Free, Hydroxycut Herbal, and more.

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