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
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
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
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
The food tracker, definitely. I prefer to input my meals for the entire day in the morning (before I even eat) so that there are no terrible surprises (i.e., ending up going over on my calories for the day).... 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
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
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
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
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