As I mentioned in a previous blog pos t, I've been reading Gary Taubes's new book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. It's a dense read (with about 2,000 references, and no, I didn't check them all), but I've finally finished it, and I recommend it to anyone who really wants to understand where we've come in the past century, and why. Taubes spent five years researching and writing the book, and the manuscript may have been completed a year or more ago. The production process takes time. At one point he referred to the "current" president of Rockefeller University, and when I checked, I found she'd left in 2004. This suggests that he wasn't able to include some of the recent research supporting low-carb diets, even though avoiding carbohydrates -- especially highly processed carbohydrates -- is one of the primary messages of the book. Taubes feels that these ...
Are you concerned about maintaining a healthy eating plan throughout the holidays?
While the holiday season can be a bit of a challenge, with the right choices, and a little portion control , Christmas dinner itself can be a pretty healthy meal.
To keep your dinner plate portions healthy, follow this general rule of thumb for a well-balanced meal:
50% of your plate filled with vegetables
25% of your plate filled with meat, fish or alternatives
25% of your plate filled with carbohydrate foods
A fruit based appetizer or dessert
If you follow this simple rule, you can still enjoy some of the foods you love, without putting your diet out of balance.
Here are a few suggestions for a healthy holiday menu plan:
Fresh fruit sorbet. Or Homemade vegetable soup, served with a wholegrain bread roll.
Christmas dinner ideas
Roast turkey - just remember to remove the skin. OR Grilled salmon - drizzle a light crème fraich...
It's so basic; we can easily forget to think about
calories. Diabetics are taught to "count
those carbs" and many of us have gotten carb counting down very
proficiently. What about calories? How do they figure into the life of people
As the number of obese and overweight people in America
continues to climb and we are bombarded with daily advertisements for weight
loss programs, drugs, and even surgeries, one has to wonder: is this really
such a complicated issue? Actually it's
quite simple. Generally, Americans eat too much and exercise too little, thus
the calories going in are outweighing (pun intended) the calories going out. Too much energy is being absorbed by our
bodies and then stored as fat.
I've hit a plateau with my weight. I'm happily 5-7 pounds lighter than I was
year ago. However, I really would like
to achieve my goal weight before getting pregnant with our second child. I'm only about 15 poun...
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