Category Archives: eating out

If you frequent Taco Bell, then it’s likely that you don’t go there for healthy food. Taco Bell is not known for their healthy fare. Their menu items tend to have a lot of calories and a lot of sodium too.

But, Taco Bell just announced that it wants to fix the high-calorie and high-sodium issues with their menu. They recently announced that they plan to have 20 percent of their combo meals meet the federal government’s recommended dietary guidelines, but not until 2020! Some of their current menu items top the scales at more than 950 calories and more … Read the rest

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A recent study found that most children’s meals at the nation’s top restaurants are failing when it comes to good nutrition and healthy eating. The study was done by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the findings are downright scary!

Among other things, the study found that 91 percent of children’s meals at the restaurant chains studies do not meet the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell menu standards. Specifically, 50 percent of the children’s meals contained more than 600 calories, and many were more than 1000 calories! To put this in context, the government’s dietary guidelines recommend … Read the rest

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Would you like to eat healthier, but don’t know where to start?

Are you overwhelmed by all the nutrition and diet information out there?

If you answered yes to these questions, then our new eBook, The P.O.W.E.R. of Healthy Eating, is a must read. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to improve their health – and the health of their family.

Each day, you make hundreds of choices about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. The key to great health is really understanding your options and making the right choices. Eating healthy does not … Read the rest

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We often discuss the importance of reading food labels in this blog. Healthy eating really starts with knowing what it is you’re putting in your mouth. Women’s Health Magazine sites a new study from Johns Hopkins University that provides an interesting take on labels.

They are proposing that junk food packages also include the amount of exercise it will take to burn off the number of calories in one serving of the food. They believe that the ingredients and nutrition facts should still be there too, but they found that providing the amount of exercise was a big deterrent to … Read the rest

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Portion control can be one of the biggest challenges to healthy eating. Whether at home or a restaurant, we tend to eat more than we should. Sometimes this is called “portion distortion,” and it’s gotten much worse in recent years. What we think of as a “standard portion” today is significantly more than it was 20 or 30 years ago.

In fact, eating too much, rather than eating unhealthy or “fattening” foods, is the biggest contributor to weight gain. Too much of even a good thing is no good for you!

We tend to “supersize” everything today, including our meals. … Read the rest

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