Mindful Eating

Why portion size should not be your concern but rather mindful eating can lead the thought of appropriate portions. Ok first lets take a step back, why do serving sizes matter? Serving sizes matter because we (Americans) are eating too much food much more than we truly need to. The "clean plate club," mind thought that even though you might be so full you can hardly fit you current belt strap due to bloating, you still need to finish off the food on that plate because you cannot waste it. Pair this with the high carbohydrate American diet and you have ever buffet across the country but more importantly the thought of food for most American is that if it tastes good more must be better. As y

Processed Food World

Check out these articles published in NPR: How often do you make food at home? Specifically, how often do you make food at home from scratch not a box or mix or frozen bag but just with the whole foods themselves? Don't worry if you said never or very very seldom you're normal, well you're not alone. You see the society we live in rotates around processed foods that make it quicker and easier for the hard working public to eat their meals. However, these changes have lead to lots of changes to our health. The article above goes into detail on the sugar industry and h

Children Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Continues to Rise

That's right its a sad thing to say but the amount of children diagnosed with diabetes is on the increase. But this is not an increase in type 1 diabetes it is an increase in type 2 diabetes. In fact just a few decades ago type 2 diabetes was very rare among youth and adolescent populations. Fast forward to the 1990s and the trend begins that has yet to slow; a world wide increase in the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes among adolescent populations. These are children between the ages of 10-14 and and teens 15-18 years old that are going to be struggling with this disease for the rest of their life unless they make the right lifestyle changes. Here is an article that really goes into the prevale

What is a diet?

This seems to be a very simple question until you really dig into the word then it becomes more complex. Ask most people in your neighborhood, place of work, or maybe local grocery store and I'm sure you'll a similar answer. A diet is what an individual follows to achieve weight loss, or reduce symptoms related to an individuals disease, maybe even reduce gastrointestinal distress. Most will go on to describe diet consisting of mostly green vegetables, salads, and low fat foods. According to Merriam-Webster the definition of diet is: food and drink regularly provided or consumed; habitual nourishment; the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason; a regim

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