The Department of Agriculture of the USA regulated weight loss as a public policy. Instead of the traditional food pyramid, the model of a nutritional plate is institutionalized. So what are the Americans recommended to eat to lose weight?
Half of the nutritional plate is occupied by vegetables (green) and fruits (red), slightly more than a quarter is for cereal products: grains, pasta, bread (brown), and slightly less than a quarter is occupied by proteins: meat, fish, cheese, cottage cheese, nuts, and beans (purple). Small servings of dairy products (protein as well) are given separately. If this dairy part of the plate is added to the protein component, there will be a fairly accurate division of the right half of the plate between the grains and protein food.
Source of the image: Choosemyplate.