SLMsmart Essential Foods Program
Every day your body needs these essential foods:
|Food Category||Servings||Serving Size|
Milk & Dairy
milk, almond milk, yogurt, etc.
apples, berries, pears, oranges, etc.
|2||1 cup or 1 medium-sized piece|
beef, poultry, seafood, eggs, legumes, etc.
|3||4-6 ounces; at least one cup|
oats, barley, quinoa, rice, etc.
|3||1 cup (rice, pasta) or 1 slice of bread|
peppers, broccoli, spinach, onions, carrots, etc.
|6+||At least 1 cup|
Your meals will consist of Essential Foods, supplemented by SLMsmart products. You won't need to spend time counting calories or worrying about the fat content of your meals. Instead, eat three healthy meals containing the recommended servings of Essential Foods. These meals, coupled with SLMsmart products, will provide 100% of all the nutrients you need each day.
Admittedly, everything you eat doesn't fit into serving-specific categories. Stews, hearty soups, chili and baked pasta dishes come to mind. When in doubt, use a one-cup measuring device for each serving. For vegetarian proteins, use a cup to one and one-half cups as a serving of protein. For pasta, bread-like substances, or rice or potatoes, count one cup as a single serving of whole grain.
2 Whole Grains, 1 Protein, 1 Vegetable
Spaghetti and Meatballs:
1 Whole Grain, 1 Protein, 1 Vegetable
Hamburger (1/4 lb. Patty):
1 Whole Grain, 1 Protein
Chicken Noodle Soup:
1 Whole Grain
Chili con Carne:
1 Protein, 1 Vegetable
1 Protein, 1 Whole Grain, 1 Vegetable
When you can't calculate exact serving sizes, just use common sense. Keep in mind that you will lose weight fastest if you do your best to eat only Essential Foods. Remember to avoid sugars, fast foods, and non-essential calories.