Posts Tagged ‘learning’

Sugar Part 2: The Many Names for Sugar Hiding on Labels and in Our Foods

Sugar consumption has grown exponentially in the last 40 years. The average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This adds 350 calories a day. Replacing water, drinks of choice for many people are soft drinks, fancy “coffee drinks”, energy drinks and fruit juices and fruit drinks. Kids are driven to eating sweetened… Read the Full Article

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

Eggs beyond Fried and Scrambled

In the hustle of everyday life where people are drifting away from home cooked meals and kitchen savvy, people tend to forget there are eggs beyond scrambled, microwaved, and fried which can add fat to the cooking process. Without the added fat for cooking, you can incorporate other good fats into the ingredients as part… Read the Full Article

Paleo and You

Simply put eating paleo is eating like our hunter/gatherer ancestors. This eliminates any processed/prepared foods, so to speak. Our ancestors ate game and fish, gathered greens and vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and nuts. They also ate eggs. The beverage of choice was water. We are the only species on this planet that drinks milk after… Read the Full Article

Sugar- A Consumer Awareness Article

I am always perplexed when I talk to people who say they put sugar on their grapefruit, dip their fresh strawberries in sugar, and add sugar to their cereal. We have lost touch with the true tastes of whole fresh foods. Many Americans consume 2-3 pounds of sugar each week compared to the end of… Read the Full Article

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

An advocacy non-profit group, The Environmental Working Group has updated its list of the top twelve fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. It is important to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet and it is also equally important to eat fresh natural produce.  Unfortunately modern agribusiness has made it common… Read the Full Article

Sarah’s Success Story

If you had told me a year ago that I would be writing a success story for a diet website, I would have laughed in disbelief. For one thing, I don’t do diets. Too many people seem to fail, and I wasn’t interested in failure. Besides–diets are restrictive, and a lot of times, anti-relationship.  To… Read the Full Article

Set Yourself Up for Success ~ Set SMART Goals

To be successful in anything you do you should set goals. It is important that your goals are realistic. If you are following 40-30-30 for the purpose of losing weight, remember, most likely you didn’t go to bed your ideal weight and wake up the next morning overweight. If you are following 40-30-30 to stay… Read the Full Article

Food Diary Improved

We recognize the importance of the food diary, and we certainly recognize that it was in dire need of some work. So we gave it a pretty serious overhaul. It’s easier to use and easier on the eyes. We’re planning some more REALLY cool improvements to the Food Diary, but we wanted to get these… Read the Full Article

Learning How to Eat Well

Our Most Common Requests Many members ask if we can add this ingredient or that ingredient, or tell us that their brand of cottage cheese is not exactly like our cottage cheese. Our ingredient database includes many generic foods to choose from. We also have added many specific foods that members have suggested. Taking the… Read the Full Article