Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di... Read more
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
When I started my journey at 275, (high weight was 300), I started counting Carbs to control Blood sugar I didn't care about Calories. Got my sugar under control and started loosing weight. I started to pay attention to calories and became fixated on... Read more
A friend gave me the 3 day Cardiac fad diet plan to lose 10 lbs in n3 days. I tried it for 2 days and on the 3 day I felt extremely tired and weak. I didn't have any energy to work out on my Wii or clean house. I had asked my doctor about the diet an... Read more
I'm still adjusting my diet. I make bad choices, especially when I eat out. I just started tracking recently - I was lazy. Now that I'm tracking I'm really more mindful of it though. But I go over almost every day.... Read more
I didn't "diet" to lose weight, I learned how to enjoy healthy foods and I don't choose to eat crap. I didn't work out just to lose weight so that I could quit as soon as I made goal. I enjoy being active and fit. This is just my life now. I love it.... Read more
The whole "it's a lifestyle, not a diet" idea really comes into play during maintenance. Some people feel the need to weigh/measure/track everything forever, even in maintenance. I personally just needed a mental shift that this is how I live now.... Read more
Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a... Read more
The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i... Read more
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