Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.
Q: Am I making a healthier choice by eating frozen yogurt instead of ice cream?
Wake up to a filling breakfast that helps fuel your workout and powers you through the busy day. The chefs at Athletes' Performance whipped up these six meals, all packed with muscle-building protein, high in fiber, and easy to make. Click on the slideshow above to chow down.
If you haven't yet noticed streamlined food labels and packaging touting minimal ingredients, you soon will. Limiting the number of ingredients in processed foods is shaping up to be the next big food industry trend.
Sounds like a good thing, right? Pardon the skepticism, but exactly how will food manufactures find new ways to trick us into eating junk when creating artificial foods with downsized labels?
That's what contributing writer Joe Kita set out to learn in his blog, One Small Change. Only Kita took it a step further. For the past month, he's tried eating strictly foods with five or less ingredients, or whole, organic foods.
After adopting a new way to navigate the grocery store, deciphering marketing claims, and trying to follow his diet even without home-kitchen advantage, Kita discovered a number of simple, practical strategies for eating clean.
Read the 5-part series below and use his findings to reshape your definition of a diet—and your body.
Q: I hate the taste of milk. How else can I make sure I get enough calcium?
We’ve been focused on eating clean lately. All this month in our blog One Small Change, contributing writer Joe Kita and nutritionist Amanda Carlson-Phillips explore the trend of food manufacturers stripping ingredients out of products. So today’s news about the Kraft Group (not to be confused with Kraft Foods) investing in a company called Naked Pizza came as no surprise. While we haven’t tried the pizza yet (we’ve placed an order), it’s clear that Kraft wants a slice of the action…a piece of the pie…a taste of the sweet stuff...ok, that’s enough.
Are veggies burgers really meatless? Well, yes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're filled with veggies either. Some varieties of veggie burger were found to be void of vegetables, according to the American Dietetic Association.
Buying food at the golf course should be a last resort. Great nutrition starts at home:
- Eat a healthy breakfast before heading to the course.
- Pack energy-boosting snacks in your golf bag for every fourth hole.
- Eat every 2.5 to 3 hours after your round to help your body recover.
Why bother with all this planning? Because nutrition is a key ingredient in your game plan—it can help you play strong and stay energized and focused to come up clutch when it counts.
Besides, we've done the heavy lifting for you. Just follow the sample eating plan below (it's based on the needs of a 180-pound guy and an 8 am tee time) to feel great and perform your best on the course.
You may not need to update your running gear. Your stride technique may be fine. But if you're not fueling for your run—eating properly and hydrating—then you're not optimizing your performance.
Even if you're following a diet of lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and lots of fruits and veggies, you could still pack on weight. A likely culprit: Sauces, toppings and dips. Click on the image above for the five condiments you should pass on, plus five healthier options.
Q: I'm trying to eat more organic foods, but a lot of natural products don't have labels. How do I track calories, fat, carbs and other important nutrition facts?
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