Whether you love to be in the kitchen or try to avoid cooking whenever possible, you probably use oil a great deal. Fatty oils and butters are necessary for sautéing vegetables, baking cookies or roasting meats. It's difficult to avoid using oils, even in the simplest dishes. Choosing the right oils and using them wisely is the best way to ensure that you and your family are consuming healthy fats at a reasonable rate.
Diets falling into the low-carb category restrict carbohydrates in favor of protein. While the diet concept is the same, the specific food restrictions and plans vary between the major low-carb diets. Limited carbohydrate diets come with certain risks, including low dietary fiber and increased cholesterol if you eat food high in saturated fat. Discuss diet options with your physician, especially if you have preexisting medical conditions.
While many adults choose a low-carb diet for weight loss, a diet low in carbs presents risks for kids, according to WebMD. Replacing sugary treats with low-carb foods is a better option, but consult your child's doctor before severely restricting his carb intake. Several low-carb food options fit into a well-balanced diet for kids.
Pleasing the palate of any child can prove difficult, but preparing a menu that both suits the taste buds and meets the dietary needs of a diabetic child is even more challenging. If your child suffers from diabetes, the foods with which you fill his plate will play a major role in controlling this disorder.
Do you feel a little bummed out in the winter? The two of us definitely favor the warm, sunny summer months and Tammy even named her daughter Summer, since we love the season so much. And in the winter we tend to feel less happy. It turns out, there’s actually a reason why! When we’re exposed to sunlight our brains produce endorphins, our body’s feel good chemicals. In the winter time, with less sun, we make fewer endorphins and were less content.
Do you ever find yourself scarfing down an entire tub of Ben and Jerry’s Phish food after you get into a fight with your hubby? Do you eat an entire large pizza by yourself when something doesn’t go your way? If this type of behavior occurs at least once a week for three months you could be binge eating. Do not fret though, with these easy steps you can kick the habit and move on to a new and better you!
Now that we are a few weeks into January, many people have forgone their hopeful New Year's Resolution to lose weight by dieting. But, don't feel bad. A diet is not the right way to go about losing weight, anyhow. In honor of Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 16-22), here are 7 good reasons why dieting isn't the way to go. In fact, for 2011, you should resolve NOT to diet.
1. Dieting is Unhealthy
Convincing a picky child to eat his vegetables or drink his milk is no easy task. If you have a picky child, you might worry about the nutrients your child gets from his diet. Meeting the challenge of getting your child to enjoy healthy foods takes patience and creativity in the kitchen.
McDonald's has somehow found a way to rule the world. Perhaps some of their success is due to their wide range of menu items and their need to please different tastes. Here are a few tasty but unusual McDonald's menu items from around the world. But, don't hold your breath that these items will make it to the U.S. The only way you're getting your hands on these items is with a plane ticket!
School cafeteria lunch menus sometimes include vegetarian options, but schools often serve meat-based meals that conflict with the vegetarian diet. A brown-bag lunch ensures your child receives a healthy, vegetarian option at school regardless of the menu. The vegetarian diet limits the school lunch options, but many health and child-friendly lunch components fit the restrictions. Experiment with your child's brown-bag lunch to prevent lunchtime boredom.