Thursday, February 28, 2013

Learning About Nutrition

As someone who is fairly good at helping people learn, I have thought of an idea for a nutrition education program. At every meal, the person is presented with a plate of food and a placard. At the top of the placard would be the total calories in the meal and underneath would be listed the calories in the individual items. There could be a challenge level where people were given the same placard but with the actual calorie numbers missing. They would fill it out and then receive the actual completed placard and see how they did! People love a challenge. (At least, Americans do in general.)

I think a lot of people are confused on the calorie front. It has been shown that most people underestimate how many calories they eat. In my experience working with Diana, she often is really confused about the differences in calories for similar volumes of fruits and vegetables versus meats, cheese, and standard carbs versus intense carbs like sweets. I am guessing a lot of others have similar difficulties.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I Ate Today

Breakfast: Blueberries & Coffee
Morning Snack: Apple & Coffee
Lunch: Salad, Soup, & Water
Afternoon Snack: Leftover Spaghetti Sauce Soup & Coffee
Dinner: Leftover Pizza, Turkey Stuffed With Spinach, Beets, & Spicy Tea

Evening Snack: Diet Hot Cocoa, Prunes, & Walnuts

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What I Ate Today

Breakfast: Coffee & Yogurt With Berries
Morning Snack: Coffee & Mixed Nuts
Lunch: Assorted Veggies, Lunch Meat, Three Pretzels, a Small Piece of Leftover Whole Wheat Pizza & Water
Afternoon Snack: Apple With Peanut Butter & Water
Dinner: Veggie Rich Chili With a Little Cheese, Some Leftover Biscuit & Hot Apple Cider
Evening Snack: Cup of Spearmint and Chamomile Tea & a Sugar-free Wint-o-green