My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
i need help looking up calories in my food that i want to eat. for example shrimp salad but i make my shrimp salad with lettuce, chopped jalapenos, avocado, tomatoes, and crumbled queso fresco...(mexican cheese) and lime on top with shrimp.... i... Read more
I thought I would map out my crazy food day. My son has two graduation events today making it hard to navigate the minefield but I thought by logging my dinner in ahead of time since I know what's on the menu I could then make better food choices.... Read more
finally got my food scale in and I found out I really am bad at guessing the weight of food. I've been shorting myself calories what I thought was four ounces of meat turned out to be only 2 ounces. this is a whole new learning experience for me... Read more
Hello everyone: I am curious to see what types of food everyone eats to get their fiber intake. I know of many things that contain fiber such as broccoli, almonds, whole grains, etc. but I am wondering if maybe there are foods I don't know about th... Read more
Calcium, Vitamin D, Omega-3s, and Fiber. Make it simple. Calcium food sources: Fat-free milk and low-fat dairy, spinach, kale, broccoli, and white beans. Vitamin D food Sources: Salmon and sardines, fortified Milk, a vitamin D supplement, eggs Omeg... Read more
I find that I love to perfect the art of making homemade soups to help me loose weight. I can make a huge pot of soup for the week and if I get tired of it I freeze it and make something else. It curbs my appetite and I can chalk it full of vitamin e... Read more
In 1997, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created a new way to look at Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) by creating the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) system. Since that time, the DRIs for essential nutrients have remained the s... Read more
By Julie Bream of Peanut Butter Fingers (JL2726)
We live in a world where the latest way to lose five pounds changes every 1.5 seconds. When I was growing up, everyone was all about eating low-fat or fat-free foods. When I entered college, the low... Read more
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