We chow down on a lot of snack food — a quarter of our calories come from them! Snacks account for more than 25% of Americans’ daily calorie intake; since the 1970s, snacks have accounted for around 580 calories a day — which basically turns them into “a full eating event,” or a fourth meal. [...]
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It’s awfully hard to gauge how much food you’re putting on your plate – and even harder to figure out how much food you’re popping into your mouth when you eat directly from a multi-serving bag of food – like a big bag of chips. Portion size is critical to managing your weight. One helpful [...]
Stick with grilled meat, veggies, or baked chips rather than fried. Turkey, baked ham, and grilled chicken are better choices than wings and fried chicken. Plain bread, pitas, or wraps are less caloric than biscuits or cornbread. Or, try using lettuce as a sandwich wrap. Go for salsa and skip the guacamole; mustard instead of [...]
If you’re watching your weight, beef can be a good choice – just be aware of portion size and which are the least fatty cuts of meat. Here’s a mini cheat sheet: The USDA defines a lean cut of beef as a 3.5 oz serving (about 100 grams) that has less than: 10 grams total [...]
Traffic Light Food Choices: Red (Once In A While), Yellow (Maybe Yes, Maybe No), And Green (Probably Good)
Here are some tips on recognizing menu descriptions to help you make the best caloric choices (of course, portion size plays a big role, too). Any menu item will have tons of added calories if it is: smothered in sauce covered or layered with cheese loaded with butter, oil, cream, mayonnaise, or dressing “sugared-up” even [...]
Will you be joining the ranks of over 20 million Americans who will attend a Super Bowl party? Do you side with half of all Americans who say they would rather go to a Super Bowl party than to a New Year’s Eve party? Some Amazing Super Bowl Food Facts: About one in twenty (9 [...]
Whether it’s a fancy catered affair or pizza, wings, and cold cuts laid out on the kitchen and coffee tables on game day, why give yourself extra opportunities to shovel chips and dip or salami and cheese into your mouth all night long? You’re human, so stay out of hand-to-mouth range – and don’t stare [...]
You have an early morning meeting. Sitting in front of you is a platter loaded with bagels, danish, and doughnuts just waiting to be eaten and washed down by copious amounts of coffee. If you didn’t have time to grab some and if all the platters aren’t picked clean, the remnants will surely end up [...]
Are you keeping a record – virtual, written, or in your noggin – of how may calories you’re eating? Even if you’re not (and some people find it very hard to do – actually loathe doing it) you probably take note of what you eat each day – at least most of what you eat. [...]
Do you skimp on putting food onto your plate thinking that it will keep your calorie count down? What happens? You eat the skimpy portion – decide you’re still hungry – and then go back for more. If the serving dishes are right in front of you there’s potential for making caloric matters much worse. [...]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.
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