This gives us all a great perspective on what we really are eating when we order from restaurants! This short video shows that it may not be a bad idea to over-estimate your caloric intake when reading nutrition information. Until the FDA makes food companies report accurate information for the public, remember to rethink what you actually are eating.
Many people believe they’re struggling to meet their protein needs through food sources when weight lifting. However, this is not necessarily true! Relying on expensive protein powders and supplements may not always be the right answer.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that athletes who are weight training need more protein than the general population, roughly 0.54 to 0.77 grams per pound of body weight per day. That’s 81 to 116 grams of protein for a 150 pound person. And this amount can generally be met by eating food alone.
February is all about heart health, so let’s take a look at The American Heart Association‘s healthy diet goals in maintaining a healthy heart!
- Don’t smoke
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Be physically active
- Eat a healthy diet — think a colorful plate!
- Manage your blood pressure
- Take charge of cholesterol
- Keep blood sugar at a healthy level
As part of a healthy diet, an adult consuming 2,000 calories daily should aim for:
- Fruits and vegetables: At least 4.5 cups a day
- Fish (preferably oily fish): At least two 3.5-ounce servings a week
- Fiber-rich whole grains: At least three 1-ounce-equivalent servings a day
- Sodium: Less than 1,500 mg a day
- Sugar-sweetened beverages: No more than 450 calories (36 ounces) a week
- Nuts, legumes and seeds: At least 4 servings a week
- Processed meats: No more than 2 servings a week
- Saturated fat: Less than 7% of total energy intake
This small clip gives us all a great perspective of what 200 calories actually looks like! Watch this to give you a better idea of what we are putting into our bodies!