Posts Tagged ‘calories’

The Gylcemic Index, Part 2

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Complex carbohydrates are absorbed and digested more slowly, rating a low glycemic index. There is a more even insulin release; so more glycogen reaches storage sites in the liver and muscles. Athletes need complex carbohydrates to replace muscle glycogen stores following exercise and be ready for the next time. (more…)

Restaurant Portions Getting Bigger

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Many of your members may have trouble losing weight because they eat out in restaurants too often. Americans are beginning to eat out more than ever, averaging four to five times a week, because dining out has become more convenient and affordable. Restaurants are responding to the demand for meals at an affordable price by giving customers larger portions, usually two to three times larger than servings recommended by the American Diabetic Association. While the bigger portions are more affordable, many Americans have trouble controlling food intake, and often eat everything on their plates. Increased food intake results in an excess of calories and fat, which eventually leads to an increase in weight. (more…)

How Do You Know When Your Baby Is Ready for Solids? Part 1

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Other people (like myself) dread the time for solids. It means their child is growing up too fast. There are certain things to remember about the timing of feeding your son or daughter for the first time.
Each child is his/her own person. Everything suggests that you need to wait until 4-6 months before you begin feeding your baby. (more…)

Exercises for Back

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

This week was another eye opener for me. Sharon challenged me to eat more fruits and vegetables and I failed the test. I’ve got to get in gear and have healthy foods on hand. I’ve realized my two littlest ones are lacking, as well. With the four older children, I carefully monitored what they ate and supplied appropriate amounts of fruits and vegetables. I don’t know what happened in that seven-year gap, but I don’t do that as well with the younger two. Something has got to change. (more…)