Friday, July 13, 2012
It's amazing however long that we're on this journey, there is still something new to learn. And often enough, that changes over the years as even nutritionists and the FDA contemplate what is really in our best interests.
So, today's conundrum for me was lunch. I wanted to have a bunch of baby carrots with my grilled eggplant, but had no idea what a serving size of the carrots is. The packaged stuff is now easy, thanks to the work of Dr. Fred Kessler during his tenure with the FDA requiring foodstuffs to include caloric content. That alone was worth his weight in gold, and in my opinion one of his greatest accomplishments while in office. It simplified calorie counting beyond measure.
Looking for help, I went to the net in search of an answer, in my latest quest to get even healthier, and I found something that, perhaps, others may find useful:
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Today, I borrow -- this being a rest day, I need my brain for other pursuits and know that you all will forgive the transgression.
This was too good not to quote, and the author is Mary Anne Radmacher:
" Live with intention
Walk to the edge
Play with abandon
Choose with no regret
Continue to learn
Appreciate your friends
Do what you love
Live as if this is all there is "
- mary anne radmacher
Now tell me that did not resonate with you?
Thursday, June 28, 2012
OK, it appears it was too long for the feed, but this is really a "must read". Get the tissues ready.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Since starting this journey, learning exactly how much body weight I have stored as fat, has become an important aspect of my better health plan, to better understand exactly where I am, health-wise. Call it the scientist in me, I need to see concrete evidence in numbers of the damage I have done, and another way to mark my progress. I have read about scales that offer this element as part of a simple weigh-in, but when I actually bought one, it didn't work and I sent it back from whence it came.
Just now I came across something that is simple, versatile and best of all, FREE. The YMCA formula claims to be within 1-3% of accuracy, and for my purposes, that's close enough. I'm not ready to spend thousands of dollars on something that will only give me a small difference in percentage points for the sake of better accuracy. [Did I already say that the YMCA formula is free?]
Check this out and tell me you don't agree:
Monday, June 11, 2012
Oftentimes we need some guidance about measures when we are forced to "guess-timate" what is a portion exactly. Most of us are not yet ready to lug around scales and measuring spoons in public places nor restaurants. So what's a body to do?
I stumbled across this tonight that might be of some help:
I knew some, others were new to me, and something I'll have to remember (my good eye not withstanding).
Let me know if it helps. I'm curious.
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