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QUANTITY COUNTS

When you think of big portions, chances are you are GROSSLY underestimating your stomach's capacity. Your stomach is a primary organ of digestion lying just below your diaphragm. It can accomodate 3 L of food easily. This is 12 cups, or more!

While loading up on meat and cheese will cause you to consume excessive amounts of calories long before your bulk needs are met, often what happens when people focus on fruits and vegetables is exactly the opposite: you have to make an effort to eat enough, and eating too much is impossible!

Take this lunch, for instance:

That looks pretty huge. Would you be surprised if we told you that this HUGE bowl serves one??? What is in it, exactly?

4 cups chopped kale
2 bananas
2 oranges
7 dates
2 tomatoes
7 olives
1/2 an avocado
juice of one lemon

At 1,050 calories, this lion-sized lunch provides 35 grams of fiber and over 50 percent of the daily value for 14 essential vitamins and minerals, including 600 percent of the USRDA for vitamin C.

In addition, this lunch includes nearly 4 cups of water, so you'll be hydrated all the way up till dinner.

So go ahead and pile it high. Where nutrition is concerned, quantity counts just as much as quality - maybe more!

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