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
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
I need some input on how to track different types of foods that you may not know exactly what is in them. Hubby and I will be heading up to the Disney Food and Wine Festival sometime in the next couple of weeks (season pass holders- we practically l... Read more
I'm really hoping to not just "diet", but to re-train my brain, so to speak. I've been a binge eater for my entire adult life, and at 42, it's starting to take a toll on me. I have thyroid issues, which I know can't be helped sometimes, but I'm als... Read more
got almost all the way through the day and now, cant enter any more foods; I search for and find them, enter them in 'what did you eat', choose the meal/snack they ought go in.... click on the right button... nothing. Does this happen to anyone else?... Read more
Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever... Read more
I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b... Read more
Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point
Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com
Gazpacho from Oh She Glows
April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit
Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog
Wannabe Recipea: Tama... Read more
Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world.
For those that come to li... Read more
You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t... Read more
Bananas and bagels: Constitutionally mandated post race
Tree Bark: Readily available and chock full of fibery goodness
Goo: We don't want to know why
Spaghetti: Must be carb loaded at all times
Stuff we can't pronounce: Arugula, quinoa,... Read more
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