Diet | Health Eagle - Part 22

Archives for Diet

Myths that Matter

by TJ Davis May 31st, 2010 | Diet, Exercise
In today's busy, hectic world, eating on the run, especially at lunch time, has become normal for many working people. Having worked jobs that have no designated lunch hour, requiring me to eat meals on a catch-as-catch-can basis, I had to learn to eat quickly or risk not having time to eat at all. A coworker of mine in the hotel industry once said that it doesn't matter if you eat fast or slow, it all goes the same place and does the same thing. This is a myth.

After years of "efficiency eating" I finally realized the error in
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Fatty Foods Fallacies

by TJ Davis April 30th, 2010 | Diet, Heart Health
With the perpetual quest for quick-fix weight loss, consumers are sometimes led to believe that a broadly generalized “fact” is gospel. It happened with carbohydrates. Research that indicated certain carbohydrates actually could be harmful to the body was translated by some as ALL carbs are bad. The nutritional deficiencies created by the low-carb/no-carb craze that ensued put many dieters’ health at greater risk than their weight had.

Similarly, it seems that fat in foods also received a bum rap. The body actually needs a certain amount of fat to properly maintain healthy skin and body cell production. The trick
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Finding Fitness in your Forties

by TJ Davis April 26th, 2010 | Diet, Exercise
Maintaining a healthy body into your forties and beyond is a challenge, even if you have been fit all your life. But what if, after age 40, you just are starting to consider living a healthier lifestyle? Increased endurance and stamina, inexpensive term life insurance, and a better looking body are just a few of the many benefits.
If you are like so many millions of middle-aged men and women whose fitness levels have declined significantly over the years or were just never very high to begin with, you may be wondering, “Where do I begin?”

It is common
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Coping with Carboholism

by TJ Davis April 23rd, 2010 | Addiction, Diet
Carbohydrates are dietary sugars and starches, which the body uses for energy. Simple carbohydrates, found in fruits and dairy products, are those which are easily digested and quickly used up by the body. Other common sources of simple carbs are processed and refined foods like sugar, pastas and potatoes. Complex carbohydrates take longer for the body to digest and consume. These are found in foods like vegetables, whole grains and legumes. The fact is, carbs are fuel for the human body. We need them in order to function properly, but some carbohydrates are better than others.

People struggling with weight
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Your Next Grocery List

by Kendall Ryan March 30th, 2010 | Children's Health, Diet, Nutrition
It is Saturday morning; that time of the week. You dread it because this means trying to plan out the week’s dinners (which is nearly impossible with two working parents and active children, in my opinion). Anyway, it is time to make the list so let me give you a head start.

1. Start with your staple fruit and vegetables:

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries

  • Bananas

  • Lettuce

  • Celery

  • Tomatoes

  • String beans

  • Spinach

2. Starch to accompany your veggies

  • Potatoes

  • Corn

3. Bread

  • White

  • Whole Wheat or 12 Grain

4. Breakfast

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast

  • Multi-Grain Cheerios

  • Special K Cereal Bars

5. Lunch

  • Boar’s Head Turkey

  • Land O Lakes American Cheese

  • Yogurt

  • Bear Naked Granola

6. Snack

  • Quakers Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes

  • Reduced Fat Cheez-Its

  • Pretzel Goldfish

7. Dinner (Two Options)

  • Grilled Chicken, Organic
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