Posts Tagged ‘fiber’

How much of each nutrient do I need each day?

Messages from the media confuse us. We are told to make sure we’re getting enough protein. Then they tell us to focus on Omega-3 and Omega-6. Then we hear warnings about fiber deficiency. And on and on. Well, you should know for yourself what you need, and you find that out by following the Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). They are broken down into age groups because not every age group or gender has the same consumption needs. It lists macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber) and micronutrients (vitamins & minerals). For example, my recommended carb intake for the age group of 31-50 years old is 130 grams per day. Continue reading

Book Overview: Green For Life

Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko (c) 2005 Raw Family Publishing

I recommend you check out this quick read for a couple of reasons:

  1. you will learn about plant life and the fruits they bear – the why’s and how’s of it, which is fascinating
  2. you will come to understand vegetables and greens classifications correctly
  3. you will discover the relationship between chimpanzee and human diets (and why we should start leaning more towards their way of eating and away from our processed foods)
  4. you will see the proof for yourself in her experiment results on people she asked to drink green smoothies every day for a certain time period – all of those people discovered health benefits and even went on to continue green drinks even after the trial period was over. Many of them lost weight and curbed major sugar and other bad cravings.

Here are some interesting points I gathered: Continue reading

My Current Weight-Management Strategies

After reading the book PH Miracle and following its guidelines I lost weight without meaning to. My original intent was to get healthier and stop putting crap into my body. I learned about the acid-alkaline balance, and it proved every bit true because I saw the results myself. I got down to an amazing size 4, which I haven’t been since like 7th or 8th grade. BUT… I gradually slipped out of the PH guidelines and re-added too many carbs to my diet. Bad idea. It wasn’t a lot of weight gain all at once, it was gradual. But it was enough that all of the sudden none of my 4’s fit any longer. So sad. I had to bring out the old 6’s. So now I am trying to get back into high-alkaline foods and reducing acid-forming foods. Continue reading