Showing posts with label meal planning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label meal planning. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Multitasking is a Myth

Ours has become a society of multitaskers under the delusion that they are completing more and becoming more successful. The image of the multitasker is a memorable one: frazzles, distracted, tired, and detached. Their accessories include cell phone, lists, pens, datebooks, and coffee. They believe they get more done in a day than most people accomplish all week, but is that really the case?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nutrition Labels 101

A lot of hoopla is put on the use of nutrition labels, but the prevailing fact is that most people don’t know how to use the information on these labels. We're going to talk about the basics today.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Resource Spotlight: Interactive Meal Planner

The National Heart and Lung Institute's Obesity Education Initiative has available online an interactive meal planner. According to the institute, the meal planner is designed to help guide users in their meal choices based on calorie guidelines.

Using the planner is easy:

1. Choose your total number of calories for the day, and then choose a meal. For each meal you are provided options of food choices according to the foods groups included in the American Dietetic Association (ADA) exchange list. 

2. Once you select a specific food item, you will also need to choose the number of servings consumed. The servings are based on the ADA exchange list. For example, if you consumed 3 oz. lean beef, you would enter 3 servings. 

- From About the Menu Planner

You can access the Interactive Meal Planner here