Diet & Exercise Plan?

Can you recommend a diet and exercise plan? If you’re already consuming a healthy diet with adequate calories, then I would recommend taking a look at your exercise. When we hit a plateau, employing the FIT principle can help jump start things. “F” stands for frequency. If you’re walking 3 days per week, add another day or two. Or you could tackle the “I” which stands for intensity. If you’re walking 3 mph, try for 3.5 mph or walk uphill. Then there’s the “T” which stands for time. If you’re walking for 30 minutes, up it to 45 minutes or an...

Is Saturated Fat Bad?

Is saturated fat a bad fat? Yes. Saturated fat can raise cholesterol levels. This can increase the risk for stroke and heart disease. Sources of saturated fat include whole milk dairy products, the skin on turkey and chicken, palm oil and coconut oil, hydrogenated fat and beef, lamb, pork and other meats and meat...

Healthy Food Habits?

What are some of the healthy food habits that will help in the long run • Don’t skip meals. • Follow the healthy plate in which one-half of the plate is non-starchy veggies, one-quarter of the plate is starch and the other quarter is lean protein. Fruit and nonfat/low fat dairy are outside the plate. • Prepare food in a healthy manner like baking, broiling, steaming and roasting. • Limit concentrated sweets and high fat foods. • Monitor sodium intake. • Don’t drink your calories. • Read nutrition facts labels. • Keep a food diary. • Allow for treats, but don’t overdo...

Why are starches important?

Why are starches important in a healthy, balanced diet? Whole grains have among other things the very important fiber. Fiber can help lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, keep us regular and relieve constipation and keep us full. It’s important though to monitor portion sizes. Starch should only take up one-quarter of the...