Buying Low Fat Foods by Glen D. Williams
... If you eat only pre-packaged, prepared foods, your choices will be limited to those packages that actually have around 30% fat, but this includes many very good choices. I use several tasty frozen entrees for convenience and have no trouble staying between 20% and 30% fat. But, what if you cook your own do you know how much fat you're getting? This is where a list of low fat foods can come in handy. You can balance out the higher fat foods (bottom of list) with the lower fat foods (top ...
Can Fast-Food really be Healthy Food? by Jack Prime
... If you do find yourself in a fast-food restaurant, careful choices and common-sense can still mean a tasty, healthy meal can be found. The best rule of thumb is to try and avoid any food in which the calories from fat makes up more than 30% of the whole product. To work out this percentage, multiply the fat grams by nine (the total fat calories) and divide the result by the total calories. Now, so you don't have to bring a calculator with you every time you eat, you can quickly become used ...
Spare Change and Calories - They All Add Up! by Sherry Frewerd
... Food journaling has opened my eyes not only to how my choices were preventing weight loss, but how easy it is to just pop quick snacks into my mouth rather than planning my meals for the day. I’ve also taken up another foreign concept…the art of exercise. Just like emptying the pig when it gets too full, I’m depositing extra calories everyday with some very much needed walking. At the end of your day, are you just dumping your spare change on the dresser, or do you keep count of how much ...
The Best Fast Food for Your Diet by Kathryn Lively
... you head for this border you may want to consider the following for your next meal: OPTION ONE: Chicken "Enchirito" no cheese, "Cinnamon Twists" OPTION TWO: Bean burrito no cheese, "Cinnamon Twists" OPTION THREE: Two chicken soft tacos, no cheese or avocado dressing To calculate possible menus at other popular fast food restaurants, visit the corporate websites of your favorite restaurants. Many have online calculators handy to total the overall nutritional value of your food choices.
Give Your Family a Health Makeover by Jamie Jefferson
... Talk about the healthy choices each person made each day. Reward these choices on a daily or weekly basis. 4. Cut down on soft drinks. Replace one or two sugary soft drinks or energy drinks each day with water. You can add a splash of lemon or lime juice if it helps make plain water more palatable at first. Once you start drinking a lot of water, you will begin to crave it, and you will no longer feel like the sugary drinks do much to quench your thirst.
Weight Loss for Beginners by David Mcevoy
... task; in fact it can be a rewarding adventure. What you learn now will stay with you for life and help you to make better choices regarding your eating habits in the future. You will need to educate yourself on what foods and snacks are high in calories, which ones are low in calories and even what free foods are available that contain little or no calories at all. Fortunately most food packaging contains nutritional information on the label, including how many calories they contain.
Fast Food Calorie Tips: Eat A Healthy Meal At Chain Restaurants by Richard Doble
... Don't get talked into ordering a dessert or an appetizer that you don't want, even though the food is a good deal. Waiters and waitresses are often trained to suggest more food. If you are full, don't do it. Get detailed nutrition information from the restaurant. The business may have handouts, for example, to help you make intelligent choices. Also most major chain restaurants have nutrition facts and calculators online. Most web addresses will be quite simple such as the company name dot ...
Fattening Foods: Not So Fattening After All? by Nathan Latvitis
... -Healthy fats can increase the strength of our immune system -Healthy fats play a major role in the production of energy from foods we consume -Healthy fats are required for our body to efficiently use oxygen -Healthy fats can improve skin texture -Healthy fats can increase your metabolism -Healthy fats can help you burn more fat (the kind that is attached to your body) Dr. Udo Erasmus, author of one of the most popular books ever about fat, “Fats the Heal, Fats that Kill”, writes in ...