‘Diet’ Archives

Thinking Clearly »

Written: November 2, 2012 By: In: Diet

Nutrition plays a role in sooooo many areas of your life, including short and long term effects on your mind.

“…Now we have research to suggest why, that insulin in the brain is needed for a variety of protective functions and thus more evidence it’s not necessarily another pill we need but better diets.

  • More vegetables and less meat and cheese
  • More essential fats ad less saturated animal fat
  • More complex , b vitamin rich carbohydrates and less sugar
  • More water and less cola and alcohol…”

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Venti Frappuccino is a Meal »

Written: April 15, 2012 By: In: Diet

Starbucks vanilla frappuccino and NY cheese cakeThe average Venti (large) sized Frappuccino weighs in at 530 calories. This staggering number equals 2.5 bagels or one

third of the recommended daily calories for an average woman. Beverages such as this contain high amounts of sugar and should be consumed rarely as the extra calories they contain are readily stored as fat.
~as noted by coach Tom Perkins

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Myths of Weight Loss »

Written: November 19, 2011 By: In: Diet

Weight Loss (The Office)

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The case for taxing sugar-sweetened drinks to curb obesity, which is being enthusiastically advanced by some of the country’s most prominent public health experts, wildly overestimates weight loss, according to two new studies published in leading academic journals.

And the reason explains why there are no quick fixes when it comes to losing weight. Read more

Dieting Pitfalls to Avoid »

Written: May 31, 2011 By: In: Diet

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...

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With diet having (by far) the greatest effect on any weight loss goal, knowing and avoiding obstacles and pitfalls is essential.

Richard Fran provided us a good start to knowing those obstacles in his short article highlighting a couple of the more common dieting pitfalls that effect many.  That article is highlighted below.

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Secret of the Mediterranean Diet »

Written: January 19, 2011 By: In: Diet

The Secret of the Mediterranean Diet

a)  Mediterranean diet is high in fat content.  Can people enjoy weight loss and optimum weight management if they follow this diet?

To some extent, Mediterranean diet really has a high fat content.  But you have to take note that the fat content of a Mediterranean diet consists of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  These fats are essential and healthy for your body unlike the saturated fat which is common in American diet.  Do take note also that calorie intake is the determining factor for weight loss and not fat consumption.  If you follow the Mediterranean diet, you will enjoy lots of healthy benefits but you still need to lower your daily calorie consumption to achieve weight loss.

b) In simple terms, what is the principal difference between the American diet and the Mediterranean diet?

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To Keep More Weight Off – Log On »

Written: July 29, 2010 By: In: Diet

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Recently reported in ScienceDaily (2010-07-28) — The more people used an interactive weight management website, the more weight loss they maintained, according to a new study.

“This study shows that if people use quality weight management websites consistently, and if they stick with their program, they are more likely to keep their weight off,” said study co-author Victor J. Stevens, PhD, co-author and senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. “Keeping weight off is even more difficult than losing it in the first place, so the fact that so many people (in the study) were able to maintain a good portion of their weight loss is very encouraging to us.”

Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is not necessarily a simple task. Provide yourself an edge by logging in to Diet Grader.

Diet Grader is a scientifically based program that not only tells you how your current intake “Grades” out compared to where you should be, but it also provides you daily meal plans and shopping lists to make it as easy as possible to eat healthy and specific to your goals.

Try log into Diet Grader for a week free to see for yourself how to keep more weight off.

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Tricking Yourself to Weight Loss »

Written: July 16, 2010 By: In: Diet

ScienceDaily (July 14, 2010) — Research presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior suggests that the key to losing weight could lie in manipulating our beliefs about how filling we think food will be before we eat it, suggesting that portion control is all a matter of perception.

The mind has been known as a powerful tool for many years.  Healing, performance, and now you can help yourself in attaining your weight loss goals.  Tricking yourself to weight loss might be just the ticket for you.

Read the full article here.

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Teaspoon of Salt »

Written: June 25, 2010 By: In: Diet

MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer Thu Jun 24, 2:49 pm ET

ATLANTA – Most U.S. adults should eat less than a teaspoon of salt each day, but a new government report says just 1 in 18 meet that goal.

“This is not good news,” said Janelle Peralez Gunn of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead author of a new study released Thursday.

Health officials currently say no adult should eat more than a teaspoon of salt each day. They go on to advise that 70 percent of adults – including people with high blood pressure, all African-Americans and everyone over 40 – should actually limit their salt intake to a more restrictive two-thirds of a teaspoon.

Sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, which is major cause of heart disease and stroke. Salt – or sodium chloride – is the main source of sodium for most people. Read more

Mediterranean Diet and Foods »

Written: April 9, 2010 By: In: Diet

n recent years much has been said about Mediterranean diet and food.mediterranean food and dietI Here is the place where you can find useful pieces of information about this healthy, traditional diet. We have tried to provide you with essential information about the Mediterranean diet and Mediterranean foods.

Diet Grader can assist you in menu plans that follow the Mediterranean diet.  It can also assist you in Grading your current diet against essential nutrient quantities and types suggested for this type of diet.

The staples of the Mediterranean diet include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, legumes, seafood, yogurt, olive oil, and small amounts of wine.

The Mediterranean diet focuses on small portions of high-quality food.

“A diet higher in plant foods and lower in animal products has been linked to decreased incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers,” according to Adamson, of Web MD.Unlike most diets, the Mediterranean diet doesn’t cut fat consumption across the board, according to Fred A. Stutman, MD, a Philadelphia-based physician and author of 100 Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work.type of fats that are used. On the menu are the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados; and polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, and trout); and fat from plant sources, like flaxseed.

Rather than limiting total fat intake, the Mediterranean diet makes wise choices about the

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Scary Foods »

Written: February 5, 2010 By: In: Diet

Lunchbox Lab through my Leica
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Trying something different today.

I came to this blog last and it’s taking a creative beating as I am coming up dry on unique ideas to inspire the healthful eating our bodies desire and crave.

Thanks to a cool little tool called Zemanta I have been given a starting point.  A small amount of inspiration for which to base my literary vomit upon. Vomit, only because I can imagine how my gut would feel after this delicacy.

The image to the right was suggested by Zemanta as a possible topic for blog use.  It was the only suggestion that had to do with food and therefore easily seemed most appropriate for Diet Grader.

Now with a long hard look at the bacon burger. I can almost smell it from here. and then of course there is no missing of the ice cream dessert… I can’t say what’s really on my mind…  Oh yes I can and I need to hurry… I’m hungry.  It’s almost 5pm as I write.  I’ve kept up on small snacks and shouldn’t be hungry, but my mind and the imaginary smells are taking over.

I’d love to say bad, bad, bad, but I figure I really don’t have to.  What I can say is that when i’m done eating a masterpiece similar to the scary foods pictured, the Diet Grader program will plainly point out the obvious error of my ways, but because it cares it will also suggest items to help me make up where I am still lacking (not likely calories) and steer suggestions away from those that I have gone over the limit on with this fine meal.

We all must be able to enjoy a not so perfect meal from time to time, but we also must have a realistic picture of what is lacking and what is in extreme excess so that we can make up and ease the negative effects over time.  Diet Grader, I find works perfectly for this and can do the same for you in your diet monitoring and meal planning.

You have a can’t pass it up even though I should meal like this?

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