Monthly Archives: February 2010

What Is Calorie Shifting?

Calorie Shifting | Foodfacts.com

Calorie Shifting | Foodfacts.com

If you have been studying diets for weight loss, it’s possible you have run across the principle of calorie shifting. This is an idea that involves calorie shifting by changing food types to “trick” your metabolism. It works on the premise that on a weight loss diet, you may plateau and that is because your metabolism has shifted to sustain yourself on fewer calories, or fewer calories of a certain type. Continue reading

Healthy Eating: Rules for Cheating on Diet

Rules for Cheating on Your Diet | Foodfacts.com

Rules for Cheating on Your Diet | Foodfacts.com

Nobody’s perfect and that’s especially true when it comes to eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Diet modification experts say you have to plan for occasional splurges as part of the long-term plan. Atlanta personal fitness trainer Beth Lewis offers empowering psychological advice to her clients who need a boost: “Don’t mistake setbacks with failure.” So, here are a few ways “cheating” on your diet can actually be a refreshing and powerful strategy to support successful weight control. Continue reading

Food Allergies: More Hype than Reality?

Food Allergy Hype | Foodfacts.com

Food Allergy Hype | Foodfacts.com

A study from Portsmouth University claims that nine out of ten sufferers of food allergies or food intolerance in Britain actually do NOT have a real medical allergy. The researchers “blamed internet searches, self-testing kits and celebrity food fads for the epidemic of make-believe allergies and intolerances. As a result…millions are unnecessarily restricting their diets, starving themselves of their favorite foods, and of key nutrients,” according to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail. Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s TED Talk: How We’re Killing Our Kids With Bad Food

Jamie Oliver | Foodfacts.com

Jamie Oliver | Foodfacts.com

“I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” -Jamie Oliver

For his contributions to better eating at school, his social enterprise restaurant Fifteen and his vision to change the way kids eat at home and at school, TED has awarded Jamie Oliver their 2010 prize.

“We’ve got to start teaching our kids about food in schools. Period.”

Foodfacts.com finds it admirable that someone on a food and nutrition mission could win such a high-profile media-intensive award. Please take a few minutes and listen to Jamie’s TED talk about kids’ health, school lunches, how you as a parent (or teacher, auntie or uncle) can take concrete actions to help your kids make better nutritional choices.

This is a powerful wake-up call for all of us. Not just kids.

Get involved by seeing what food is being served to your kids at school. Talk to the lunch ladies, the principal, the PTA and the school board and tell them you want quality, fresh, healthy food served at school.

It’s proven that real food promotes more effective learning. If you want better health for your kids the junk food must leave the school. And yes, that means chocolate milk too!

Source: Debaird.net

What Constitutes A Healthy Diet, And Why Should You Care?

Healthy Diet | Food Facts.com

Healthy Diet | Food Facts.com

Having a healthy diet is very important to the level of your daily performance. Foodfacts.com members know that our good health is your most important asset. One of the greatest challenges we all face today is deciding what meals will have the greatest impact on our health. The media are not helping matters:  They have flooded the marketplace with information on dieting, exercise, nutritional supplements, and numerous other matters relating to our health. Continue reading