WELCOME TO FOODMOVER 101!
Today on the ship, we have our FoodMover 101 Class. Here are some
interesting facts about using the FoodMover for you!
*Your FoodMover comes with my FoodMover Instructional Booklet, Food
Meal Plan Booklet, Restaurant and International Food Exchange Booklet,
FoodMover calorie cards, and my FoodMover cookbook!
*The FoodMover has windows that represent the 6 different food groups,
extras, water, exercise, vitamins, and daily motivators. There is a
the end to insert the calorie card for your calorie level.
*The 6 different food groups represented on the FoodMover are these:
*Each of the FoodMover windows represents 1 serving from a food group.
are some examples of 1 serving from a food group:
1 small apple = 1 fruit window
1 ounce of chicken = 1 protein window (a 3-ounce breast would be 3
1 cup (8 ounces) nonfat milk = 1 dairy window
½ of a 2-ounce bagel = 1 starch window
1 teaspoon of margarine = 1 fat window
1 cup raw broccoli = 1 vegetable window
½ cup cooked carrots = 1 vegetable window
½ cup (4 ounces) tomato juice = 1 vegetable window
1 8-ounce glass of water = 1 water window.
HOW TO START!
1. Blast Off week is where you begin. Insert your Blast Off card (1000
calories) into the slot at the end of the FoodMover. Close the windows
do not have an icon in them. (Always push the window closed till you
little “click”. This will keep your windows from opening after you
*Blast Off week will help your body get ready for the healthy foods you
*Read your Instructional Booklet. It contains a menu plan for Blast Off
*USE THIS CARD FOR ONLY ONE WEEK!
*Plan your meals, and be sure to measure your portions.
*Be sure to eat 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks every day.
2. Make sure you read ALL of your Instructional Booklet and your Food
Exchange and Meal Plan Booklet! They are your guides to a healthier
3. After Blast Off week, remove your Blast Off card and insert the
card that is right for you as indicated in your Instructional Booklet.
4. The FoodMover teaches portions and helps you be accountable as you
your meals and close your windows. When they are all closed, you are
eating for the day.
5. Be sure to eat all the food on your plan. Eating too little food
make you lose more weight. Your body needs to be fed in order to work
6. You can do this, and you will feel healthier and better each day!
THERE’S MORE IN A WINDOW THAN MEETS THE THIGH…I MEAN EYE!
Don’t think that each window contains only nutrients from the main food
group it represents. Here is a nutritional breakdown of one average
in each food group.
*Low-fat Starches have about 80 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 3
of protein, and trace amounts of fat. Close 1 starch window.
*High-fat Starches have about 120 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 3
grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. Close 1 starch window and 1 fat
*Very High-fat Starches have about 144 calories, 15 grams of
grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat. Close 1 starch window and 2 fat
*Fruits have about 60 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams of
protein, and 0 grams of fat. Close 1 fruit window.
*Lean Proteins have about 55 calories, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 7 grams
protein, and 3 grams of fat. Close 1 protein window.
*Medium-fat Proteins have about 75 calories, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 7
grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. Close 1 protein window.
*High-fat Proteins have about 100 calories, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 7
of protein, and 8 grams of fat. Close 1 protein window and 1 fat
*Very High-fat Proteins have about 136 calories, 0 grams of
grams of protein, and 12 grams of fat. Close 1 protein and 2 fat
*Fats (both saturated and unsaturated) have about 45 calories, 0 grams
carbohydrate, 0 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. Close 1 fat
*Bonus Vegetables have 10 or less calories, less than 2 grams of
carbohydrate, 0 or trace grams of protein, and 0 grams of fat. Close no
*Limited Vegetables have about 25 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrate, 2
of protein, and 0 grams of fat. Close 1 vegetable window.
*Non-fat and Low-fat Dairy portions have about 90 calories, 12 grams of
carbohydrate, 8 grams of protein, and trace amounts of fat. Close 1
*High-fat Diary portions have about 120 calories, 12 grams of
8 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. Close 1 dairy and 1 fat window.
*Very High-fat Dairy portions have about 150 calories, 12 grams of
carbohydrate, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat. Close 1 dairy and
*Extras have 30 calories or less. The amount of carbohydrate, protein,
fat varies. Close 1 extra window.
*Bonuses have 10 calories or less. They are unlimited, but they may add
quickly, so use in specified amounts. Close no windows.
1. List at least 3 other exchanges in each of the 6 food groups, plus 3
bonuses and 3 extras that you like to use.
2. Which foods in each group do you rely on most often?
3. Are there any foods in any of the food groups that you don't eat
often that you could use more often to add variety to your meals?