Ketosis, NutritionData, Vitamin B12

A no-carbohydrate diet (no-carb diet, zero carb diet) excludes dietary consumption of all carbohydrates (including dietary fiber) and suggests fat as the main source of energy with sufficient protein. A no-carbohydrate diet may be ketogenic, which means it causes the body to go into a state of ketosis, converting dietary fat and body fat into ketone bodies which are used to fuel parts of the body that do not oxidize fat for energy, especially the brain. urine measurements may not reflect blood concentrations. Urine concentrations will be lower with greater hydration, and after adaptation to a ketogenic diet the amount … Continue reading Ketosis, NutritionData, Vitamin B12

300 calorie meals

While we are waiting for The Official Pocket Guide to Diabetic Exchanges: Choose Your Foods to arrive, Renee is recording everything she eats in her journal. She is also taking pictures of the plates. In Renee style, these are lovely to look at and very photogenic. However she has jumped into changing her eating habits before we have a baseline. Not a problem, but it will be more complicated to determine what “works” for her because we don’t know what she used to do that was part of the problem. Not very scientific, but enthusiasm is important to making lifestyle … Continue reading 300 calorie meals

project g

2007.6.1 down 30 pounds, some plateaus 2007.5.15 down 20 pounds and thrilled with continued progress. sticking with 1500 calories / day – some days even less, cooking lots of nourishing soups, meals 2007.4.10 not losing weight on 1500 cal – metabolic rate conditioned to very low, efficient – even reduced calories enough to maintain weight ? stay with current 1500 calories – body adjusting to regular pattern, not gaining and would eventually result in weight loss ? needs to reduce calories even further – 1500 is enough to sustain weight at current activity level ? increase exercise to increase metabolic … Continue reading project g

diet secrets

Don’t drink the calories! Getting off of soft drinks is one of the easiest ways to improve your diet. But it’s amazing how many people tell me that they don’t like plain water. I suggest that they try unsweetened tea or coffee or add a lemon or lime slice. Another technique is to add a small amount of unsweetened cranberry, blueberry, or pomegranate juice to your water. Doesn’t really matter if this is strictly true – all these chemicals aren’t healthy eating. Diet soda’s are packed full of chemicals which in the quantities people consume them in are probably going … Continue reading diet secrets

science and lifestyle shift

Without reviewing all the information, I’m guessing that these aren’t what I would recommend, although each may have some good ideas. I like the idea that selections were based on science and lifestyle changes. Consumer Reports weighs in on popular diets Smart diet strategies based on science and lifestyle shift, not strict rules A relative newcomer, Volumetrics, scored the highest among the diet plans for helping dieters lose the most weight. Although the regimen, which emphasizes low energy-density foods such as bulky veggies, spawned the book “The Volumetrics Eating Plan,” it’s lumped with diet plans, not books, because it is … Continue reading science and lifestyle shift

CCPHA and the California Nutrition Network

The five fact sheets are the following: Promotional Messages and Concepts about Nutrition Systems and Environmental Change (Instructional tool for nutrition education providers) Making Healthy Food Choices in My Neighborhood (Nutrition education fact sheet for community residents) How Healthy is Your Neighborhood Food Environment? (Nutrition education tool for community residents) Who Decides If I Can Make Healthy Food Choices in My Neighborhood? (Instructional tool for nutrition education providers that can be adapted as a nutrition education fact sheet for community residents) Strategies to Improve Access to Healthy Food: Action for Change Continue reading CCPHA and the California Nutrition Network

everyday eating

everyday eating – nutrition basics, family dinner, meal planning One of the participants in the Healthy Eating Workshop told of a friend who limited her food per “meal” to an amount no bigger than her fist. She ate frequently throughout the day – 5-6 meals, but all were small. She enjoys great health and maintains her weight effortlessly. Continue reading everyday eating

eating education

Healthy Eating – Nutrition and Meal Planning for Seniors In the three workshop sessions, participants evaluate their current eating options, and learn ways to improve their meal planning and food preparation to promote good health. Topics include an overview of essential food groups, vitamins and other nutrients, diet and calorie requirements, eating journal, meal planning, weight management and nutritional health. The group meets for one hour each week for 3 weeks. Each week, we will discuss important topics in healthy eating, introduce new ideas, and review participants’ progress made during the week. We will answer questions on individualized meal planning … Continue reading eating education