Food

Food & nutrition can be a very touchy subject for many as the topic encompasses a variety of different aspects from preferences to heritage to religion to culture to lifestyle to medicinal purposes. A myriad of ways describes how nutrition plays a part in someone’s life!

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We make hundreds of food decisions daily. Why? Where is the information coming from? Why did we choose to eat that for lunch? Think about it……it is truly a fascinating topic!

Macronutrients Posts

Fats

Carbohydrates

Protein (1) and Protein (2) and My Favorite WHEY PROTEIN POWDER and favorite CASEIN PROTEIN POWDER

Protein Fat Carbs in EVERY meal and snack to stay satisfied

Learn the TRUE Link Between Dietary Protein and Body Fat to help YOU shed body fat!

Water

Fiber

USDA & my: MYPlate Review AND Harvard’s Response to MyPlate : Healthy Eating Plate Review

Got____Milk?

My nutritional knowledge/experience stems from both studying it (I have a Minor in Nutritional Science) as a university student, to abusing it as I suffered from disordered eating, to now enjoying food as fuel-as part of a healthy lifestyle. I am definitely no crazy health nut, but I love enjoying whole foods with a sprinkling of treats mixed in. :)

As a side note, I am not a doctor or a dietician so my views on food and nutrition are based purely on education, experience, and personal opinions. I have a degree in it, but I do not wish to make decisions for you- I lay out the facts, information, clinical studies, and my experience, and YOU choose. You get to choose a healthy life for YOU! Also, I do NOT post everything I eat….not even close!

Mango Salad

Nutrition-In-Depth Posts

Best Tips For Eating Well

What Is Diet

Decoding Nutrition Label Claims

Pumpkin Trivia

Healthy Food Options (Airport Edition)

Top 6 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Eggs and Blood Cholesterol -The Truth

Super Foods

Super Food: Pomegranate

super food: pomegranate

Super Food: Eggs

Super Food: Kale

Chocolate Benefits

Living Healthy And Eating

Eating Leftovers

Brown Bag It

Junk Food And Health Food : The Cost

Struggling With Disordered Eating? Check out my Disordered Eating page.

Find out More about Weight Loss, Body Fat Loss, and Good Nutrition:

What Are Calories ?

Body FAT Loss and Protein : The Powerful Link

Hormones Highlight: Ghrelin & Leptin

4 Reasons NOT to Follow a Fad Diet

What Are Whole Foods

The Acai Berry

What Is Nutritional Yeast ?

What Are Chia Seeds ?

Why Greek Yogurt ?

How to Savor Food

Salsa

Ketchup Sauce

Make It A Healthy Meal:

Healthy Salad Ingredients

Easy, Healthy Sandwich Add Ins

A Salad A Day

What Is A Healthy Breakfast ?

High Water Dense Foods

Restaurant Food Swaps <—tips on how to ask for what YOU want when you eat out

Eating Healthy Plans (travel edition)

Healthy Car Trip Food

Snacks

Kids’ Between Meal Snacks

Childhood Obesity Controversy

Healthy Snacks

nutrition-healthy snacks

Seasonal Food

Fall Food : Apples

Halloween Candy

Happy Thanksgiving

How To Stay On Track During The Holidays

Sports Nutrition/ Eating & Working Out Info

When Calories Matter

Eat Before A Workout

Post Workout

Refuel, When?

Drink Chocolate Milk After A Workout

Eats on Days I Teach Fitness Classes

My Prepare and Refuel Routine

For me I tend to eat 3 small/medium meals with 2-4 snacks per day as this fits my lifestyle, activity levels, and helps keep me fueled and energized. (See Why Snacks Help} I EAT my fuel so I can work it right. It’s in the food, my friends!

While several research studies show that this may be a healthier way to eat/live, I do not push anything I do on anyone. YOU choose if you like eating several meals or 3 meals. If you like to snack or not. My motto is not live to eat, it is Eat to LIVE. Food is meant to fuel the body and should be enjoyed–but not to excess.  However, life is meant to be enjoyed and a healthy life includes indulgences once in a while as well—- that is healthy livin’ my friends!

Quick and (mostly) healthy recipes are now found on my recipes page.

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