As some of you may already know, this month is Nutrition Awareness Month. The name itself says that we should create more awareness towards nutrition. That could go along the lines of just saying mindful eating.In short, you need to be aware of food. You need to start with the basics and that means you need to know food is just energy. Seriously. Food is nothing more than fuel.
We didn’t have it too bad when we were kids. We had cartoons, toys, and milk break. The hardest question we had to decide was, “Chocolate or White?” Well, for me it was anyways, and I almost always went with white milk (because I genuinely liked the taste of white milk, not because I was a weird kid or anything...), which then presented the question, “Skim or 2%.”Yeah, back in the day…
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Going on a diet doesn’t have to end up with you starving yourself. There are a number of diet programs that work, but some encourages you to eat bland food that doesn’t taste good. If you’re planning to go on a diet, you can still enjoy the food that you usually eat, but you have to put in the work it requires to keep you fit and healthy. Here are some pointers to ensure that you eat the foods that you love while maintaining that slender figure that you’ve been craving for. Eat in moderation
If you were hunting or gathering in the forest a couple of thousand years ago you would need to adopt a practice of taking great care of the plants that were poisenous, and the animals that considered you as a potential meal. While a bear or a lion is unlikely to jump on you from behind the bakery counter there are plenty of traps and poisens. The same self protective way of being is helpful when you food shop today.
As part of my New Years resolutions, last night my focus was on playing with my daughter. Small step, but I felt that she appreciated the time that we were together a bit more than if I had just been sitting there distracted. I made dinner but took consistent beaks to sit with her and see what she was up to. At the time, she was working on a scrapbook of our family, which was very sweet and cute and yes, I’ll take some credit for this niceness as the byproduct of the “new” parenting.
Alrighty“let’s see if I got the daily routine straight. Sally decides to start a new fitness routine, start eating better, joins a gym and gets a subscription to some of the latest fitness magazines“good start for you Sally!!
So, Sally gets up every morning and makes a protein shake. Why, she doesn’t know. She thinks she read somewhere that you are supposed to do that. A few hours later Sally is feeling a little hungry so grabs a protein bar from her purse“her friend eats protein bars so this must be the right thing to do right?
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Salads can make a great meal because they are easy to prepare. Plus eating lots of salads is a great way to increase your vegetable consumption and satisfy your hunger with fewer calories. However, choosing the wrong salad fixings or dressing can turn a healthy, low-calorie meal into a 1,000+ calorie disaster.To avoid such disasters, follow these tips: WHEN AT HOME:1. Instead of pouring oil onto your salad, use an olive oil spray to very lightly coat the lettuce before adding vinegar and spices.