Our friends at Cozi conducted a survey to make us aware of what the average American family is eating on a daily basis. What do you think? Do we need improvement?
Check out their findings below (click on image for bigger version):
Summer is my favorite season!! Now that the weather keeps getting nicer, barbeque season is in full swing. This can be great for your weight loss program. Not only does barbequing give food great flavor, but barbecuing is a low-fat way of cooking. Be sure to trim fat from meat to reduce calories. When seasoning, use spices and herbs instead of high-fat, sugar, and sodium products. Wrap some veggies in foil and throw them on the grill for a fresh and wonderful side dish. Be sure to enjoy the weather and enjoy the benefits.
I know that our schedules are usually very busy and without noticing, we often skip meals. When you miss a meal, you end up with hunger pangs that can drive you to overeat later. Eating at regular intervals throughout the day (every 2 - 4 hours) also helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep your energy levels up. Try to stick, as much as possible, to your meals and snacks throughout the day.
Our friends at Yummly.com have, however, made meal planning easier. They have organized their website marvelously, with recipes that cater to our different tastes (salty, savory, sour, bitter, sweet), allergies, diet requirements (vegetarian, vegan, or more), time, price and much more.
In order to make sure that you get your required meals in daily, planning is important. Be sure to check out www.yummly.com to assist you in planning your meals for yourself and your family.
Are you thinking about changing the way your family eats? Are you trying to get your kids or spouse to make healthier food choices? The best way to do that is to get them involved in the process, from shopping at the grocery store to preparing the meals at home. Making the experience light, fun and educational will ensure that your journey would not be a lonely one.
Our friends at nourishlife.org shares some advice on how important this can be now and for the future. Check out the link below and be sure to tell me what you think.
Unfortunately, it's still winter. Often times, in the winter, the trend is to eat less fresh vegetables. But, don't worry, you don't have to fall into this trap. You can still get plenty of vegetables in warm dishes. If you enjoy making pot roast, add more vegetables than the traditional carrots and potatoes. You can also include crushed tomatoes, green beans, turnips, celery root and parsnips. Do the same with soups. If you make a chicken or beef soup, add carrots, celery, mushrooms and peas. These are easy and effective ways to get your daily intake of vegetables, and warm your toes.
In this section, you will be able to view relevant information about how to optimize your nutrition to suit your fitness needs.