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Food is more than a macronutrient

Food is more than a macronutrient

When you sit down to a meal, do you see food or macronutrients?

Let's say you're eating grilled vegetables, rice, and a piece of chicken drizzled with olive oil and lemon. Do you see a variety of food or start calculating the percentages of proteins, carbs, and fats—even before taking a bite? 

For many Americans, the focus of healthy eating has shifted from variety, balance, and pleasure to mathematics, regimen, and precision. As our interest in nutrition has increased in recent years, particularly in the US, our perspective of food has changed dramatically.

How to Eat Like a Mediterranean Without Crossing the Atlantic

How to Eat Like a Mediterranean Without Crossing the Atlantic

The entire approach of the Mediterranean eating style is quite opposite to that of our American mindset of fearing foods and avoiding fats. When Mediterraneans sit down to a meal they are having too much fun to think about the foods to avoid or calories to count.

Fortunately—or maybe unfortunately—you don’t have to move across the Atlantic to eat more like the Mediterraneans. There are fundamental elements which can be adapted to any lifestyle or location as a way of boosting your energy, reducing risk of chronic disease, living longer, and aging gracefully.

How the Top 3 "Diets" of 2018 Break All the Rules

How the Top 3 "Diets" of 2018 Break All the Rules

The top three winners of 2018 excel in their rule-breaking approach to eating by promoting overall health and joyful eating. As Americans, we tend to talk—okay, obsess a little—about dieting, rules, restrictions, guilt, and willpower. Yet, the top three “diets” flip this concept on its head, breaking apart from the pack of American fad dieting culture. To find out why, continue reading here.

Meal-Kit Delivery Services Review

Meal-Kit Delivery Services Review

Meal-planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking delicious home-made meals on a consistent basis requires time, organization, and a good system. You can’t just wing it. I’ve tried. It requires time and planning.  So for those of you who don't have time for the planning and who can’t yet afford a personal chef, the meal-kit delivery services are an affordable and nutritious option.

 

I get a ton of questions from my students and clients about meal-delivery services, yet haven’t been able to review the subscriptions myself, living just outside most delivery zones—in Spain. That’s why I’m delighted that Reviews.com has taken on the job of ordering up the ingredients, cooking up the meals—50 of them to be exact—and detailing the pros and cons of the top 15 meal-delivery services.

DIY Homemade Granola

DIY Homemade Granola

Once you’ve made your own granola at home, the packaged stuff will seem dry, hard and tasteless. I dare you to try this simple and wholesome recipe. You’ll never go back! Not only is this mix tasty, but it’s filled with healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants.

Today I'm delighted to share this guest post and recipe from my colleague, Megan Casper, M.S., RDN of Nourished Bite.  Megan believes that eating well, enjoying life and its indulgences, and keeping active are the best approaches for a long, healthy life!

Best Foods to Energize Crazy-Busy Supermom Days: Recipes and tips from 6 dietitian moms

Best Foods to Energize Crazy-Busy Supermom Days: Recipes and tips from 6 dietitian moms

On the hectic days of mom life, when you need to feel energized and awesome, the food you eat matters more than anything. To do it all, you have to nourish your body, brainpower and inner excellence, so that you have the power to perform at your best. You can´t be fizzling out or feeling tired halfway through the biggest moments in your life . . . right?

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