Before Body & Soul: The participants would have pasta salad, white bread rolls, not so lean meatballs in a regular pasta sauce (not a less sugar sauce), mashed potatoes, lemonade, iced tea, water, and served on bigger than dinner size plates.
After Body & Soul: The participants now eat lean beef steak dip sandwiches on multigrain ciabatta bread/flat breads with a sauce reduction on the side. Dessert was a flourless, no sugar added, oatmeal, banana, applesauce cookie. The meal was served on a dessert sized plate for portion control and a clear plate that represents their body. It is important to see what you are actually putting in your body. 9 oz cups were used to serve water to educate and practice portion control.