Eating the way my wife, Holly, and I do is strange. I can’t find cookbooks, recipes, or websites that truly capture our healthful eating style, probably because it is so boring. I love what we eat, but put my recipes against a buttery cheesecake, and see what you want to make.
This is the protein and energy bar section at my grocery store. A lot of variety, but most are just candy in disguise. To make these bars palatable, I expect some manner of sweetener. Coconut sugar, dates, monk fruit, stevia, and erithritol are good choices. High fiber tapioca syrup in small quantities seems to be…
This is a long article, but it provides some fascinating insight into how the food industry is manipulating you to get you to buy and eat more of their crappy food. I don’t really talk about the salt issue in this blog, but sugar, dextrose, and maltodextrin are big topics. You would hope the grocery…
A concerning article. You hope to trust scientific journals, but people can clearly be bought! https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html
Something to consider when shopping for food. Apparently, food companies are slapping a GI symbol on good to make it look good for you. Take a look at this article on verywell.com.
Cereal can be a fast, nutritious breakfast. Unfortunately, the options we have are surprisingly limited, if you are watching calories, fat, and sugar. I have some options that appear healthful on this post, but once you analyze the labels, you find you might as well eat sugary kid cereal.
I read an article the other day that showed 67% of grocery shoppers have trouble making healthful food decisions reading nutrional labels. It isn’t surprising given that food commercials tell you about their new whole grain cereals, good for you yogurt, natural cane sugar replacing horrible corn syrup, high protein, and gluten free everything, so you expect those foods to be good for you.
Breakfast in the US is bad for you. I love all things breakfast: pancakes, waffles, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy, sugary cereal, even creamy oatmeal. But, they are horrible; too much sugar and fat, calorie heavy, and low on nutrional benefits. 75% of what you can get should be classified as dessert.
You need to read your labels and get a digital scale to be successful. You will also need data to fill in gaps where you don’t have labels, like for meat, vegetables, and some other random ingredients.