Let’s look at the problems of skipping meals or going so long without eating that it’s like a mini-fast. Here are some common reasons that people skip meals:Breakfast: Getting up too late, not feeling hungry, nothing to eatLunch: Tied up in meetings, running errands, forgetting to bring lunch, forgetting to bring cash, behind on project deadlinesDinner: Meeting after work, evening aerobics class, arriving home lateAnother common problem is stress. Instead, you can eat fast, nutritious mini-...
It’s no secret that fast-food places are not the bastion of healthy eating. If you want to see how your favorite fast-food order stacks up nutritionally, check out appendix A, “Fast-Food Nutritional Charts. Until the fast-food industry offers lower-fat cheeses, save your cheese eating for home or grazing times when low-fat varieties are available.
Taking a vitamin supplement will not make up for sleep deprivation, stress, or lack of eating. POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS An unhealthy diet with a vitamin and mineral supplement still remains an unhealthy diet. Following are some popular misconceptions people have about vitamin and mineral supplements.
HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN Don’t assume that weight gain is a given during the holidays. HOLIDAY FARE Holidays are a time for celebrating, and more often than not, celebrating means food, a continuous smorgasbord of goodies! Holiday Food Gifts Holidays are the time for giving.
Even when parents are home, children can be subject to the same eating challenges as adults face, from frozen meals to fast foods. In this chapter we will delve into how parents can help their children eat healthier, even when eating fast food, frozen food, or other convenience foods. This includes the mere presence of food, size of the portion, and social context, not to mention the ever-present food marketing tactics that make food captivating.