For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised the Food Pyramid–the government’s official recommendations concerning the nutrients our bodies require and the proportion of each we need to stay healthy. The new guidelines, called My Pyramid, have been significantly adjusted to reflect the latest scientific research on nutrition. They are also very confusing!
What Should I Eat? helps clarify My Pyramid’s vast and complicated information and tells you exactly what you need to know in order to benefit from the new nutritional guidelines. Moreover, this essential manual will show you how to tailor My Pyramid for your specific health and fitness needs. You will learn how to
• Best meet the requirements of each food group
• Eyeball portion sizes (What does an ounce look like?)
• Gauge nutrition requirements for both women and men
• Pack maximum nutrition into every meal
• Make smart choices in restaurants
• Incorporate exercise into your busy schedule
With tips for shopping, storage, and cooking, and suggestions for seeking nutritional supplements and professional care, What Should I Eat? is your ultimate roadmap to a long and healthy life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Find out how your favorite foods fit into different food guides and why it is important to include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your diet, even when trying to lose weight. Become a savvy consumer by identifying all the different types of products that are available in the market and by developing a plan for comparing foods and evaluating supplements.
Throughout your life, honor your culture in your own unique style by combining traditional and modern foods and managing other special dietary needs and eating situations. Contemporary Nutrition for Latinos provides introductory information, consumer tips, and ideas for developing healthy diet behaviors, and a discussion of food and nutrition issues in this millennium.
Topics include healthy eating, vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats, calories, pros and cons of organic food and vegetarianism and more. Written for men and women, this eBook is a wonderful, up-to-date reference you will return to again and again. This is another sensible, easy-to-use eBook you can trust from NoPaperPress. (U.S. units)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 HEALTHY EATING IS VITAL
- Rules for a Healthy Life
- A Note to Nutrition Professionals
2 HOW HEALTHY ARE YOU?
- Body-Weight Self Assessment
- BMI-Based Weight vs. Height
- Are You Eating Sensibly?
- Time to Set Goals
3 NUTRITION FUNDAMENTALS
- Junk Foods on the Increase
- Confusion in Supermarkets
- Your Metabolic Pathways
- Nutrients & Micronutrients
- Proteins are Building Blocks
- You Need the Right Carbs
- Glycemic Index Defined
- Glycemic Load Has More Meaning
- Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- The Skinny on Fat
- Vitamins and Minerals
- You Need Fiber
- Drink Lots of Water
- Use Salt Sparingly
- Not Too Much Sugar
4 NUTRITION FOR HEALTH
- Guidelines for Healthy Eating
- Basic Food Groups
- Vitamin & Mineral Supplements
- For Senior Citizens
- Organic Food – Yes or No?
- Organic Food Labeling
- Is Organic Worth the Cost?
- Is Vegetarianism for You?
- Types of Vegetarians
- Becoming a Vegetarian
- Vegetarian Nutrition
- Vegan Nutrition
- Become a Calorie Expert
- Common-Sense Nutrition
- Eat Slowly
- Further Information
5 LIFE-LONG NUTRITION
- Have a Plan
- Keep a Log
- Exercise is Important
- Summarize Your Nutritional Needs
- Now It’s Up To You
TABLES & FIGURES
Millions of people around the world have already discovered the Atkins Nutritional Approach™ and the remarkable benefits of controlling carbohydrates. Now it's even easier to join the revolution, lose weight, and get healthy the proven Atkins way!
With less of the underlying science and more practical information, The Atkins Essentials gets to the meat of the most popular and effective weight control program ever, providing the basic skills necessary to enable you to lose and keep losing unwanted body fat—and to keep it off forever!
Providing clear, concise answers to your questions and concerns, The Atkins Essentials is ideal for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle. For those new to Atkins, it is a quick and effective way to get started—and for those already on the program, it offers indispensable tips on eating out, stocking your pantry, and more.
Simply put, it is Atkins made easy:The ABCs of doing Atkins An effective two-week launch into weight-losing mode Personal modifications to slow or speed weight loss Helpful listings of acceptable and unacceptable foods Fourteen days' worth of delicious, controlled carb eating...
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Includes a 7-day eating plan chock full of savory meals
Essential in-depth nutritional information about each food category
A 3-day exercise plan
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Lose weight and worry with every delicious meal!
helping to manage our weight and in providing the essential nutrients we need to
function well. With so many fad diets and conflicting advice available on the
subject, it can be difficult to decide which to trust.
Healthy Eating – The Facts is a
straightforward, no-nonsense guide to eating, and drinking, healthily. Packed
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Food for Fitness is the ultimate resource for anyone who is serious about sport or fitness.. Now in its fourth edition, this bestselling book has been updated to include the very latest nutrition research for exercise and performance, and is packed with easy, delicious and nutritious recipes and snacks and helpful new menu plans.
- Find out what to eat and drink to stay fuelled and hydrated.
- Debunk the myths and evaluate the usefulness of sports supplements.
- Learn the best times to eat to prepare for exercise, and what to eat to maximise recovery after exercising.
- Discover specific strategies to aid fat loss and prioritise muscle gain
- Includes tailored menu plans adapted to each sport – whether it be running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, team or racquet sport
- Get the performance edge and learn how to eat to win during competitions.
Along with trustworthy advice and up to the minute research, clearly explained and tailored to your needs, Food for Fitness contains an essential recipe section filled with sixty five easy to follow meal ideas to help you put the advice into practice.