MyPyramid Changes to MyPlate
Last week MyPyramid changed to MyPlate.
Should I Follow a Gluten Free Diet?
As a dietetic intern, I get frequent questions about gluten free diets. Most of these questions have been prompted by articles on Facebook, websites and celebrity’s books. I can’t believe all the claims being made for gluten free diets such as, gluten free diets help with weight loss, increase energy and concentration, improve autism and rheumatoid arthritis, and in general are supposed to be healthier.
App for Tracking Food, Weight, Exercise
I have used several apps to track my food and exercise. The one I am currently using, MyFitnessPal, is just about perfect for me after I read more info about fitness on various sites and it receives the highest rating by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If you don’t have a smart phone you can do the same thing on the MyFitnessPal web site.
Do it Yourself Meal Kits for Kids
Better Nutrition, Lower Cost, and Less Waste
Eating protein foods on a budget
My total is what?!? There has been a lot of sticker shock at the grocery store lately. Food prices in general have increased in the last couple of years, but meat prices have gotten a lot of attention lately. Foods from the Protein Foods Group are important sources of protein, iron, vitamins B and E, zinc and magnesium. Therefore, it’s necessary to determine how to fit them into your diet but stay within your food budget.
Whose Plate? MyPlate!
With a New Year just under way, many people are focused on losing weight. Unfortunately, some of the diets people follow to lose weight are not healthy. People tend to cut out foods or food groups, go on restrictive diets or spend money on unnecessary supplements and drinks. At a recent health and wellness fair I spoke at, one participant mentioned to me that she “just wanted someone to tell her what to eat”. I can totally understand where she was coming from! It seems like every day we hear about a new fad diet or food that we thought was healthy that someone says is not. It can get very confusing.
A Healthier Me in 2016: Water
This month on Spend Smart. Eat Smart. we have been talking about setting goals in the new year. To be completely honest, setting goals is really hard for me right now with a new baby at home. But, in the spirit of the new year, I am going to set a public goal and you can all hold me accountable for sticking with it.
Take Control of your Blood Pressure
February is Heart Month, a time for us all to think about heart health for ourselves and those we love. Heart health is complicated and many factors contribute to it, but many of those factors are within our control.