The Nutritarian

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Archive for July, 2012

The Hunger Scale Challenge

See how many times a week you can eat only when you’re feeling 1,2,3, or 4?  Not easy, at least for me.  I am regularly clocking in at the 7 and up level. Weak and light-headed, possible headache,  stomach acid churning. Very uncomfortable.  Irritable and unable to concentrate. Uncomfortably hungry.  Tummy rumbling. Slightly uncomfortable.  Just […]

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Gluten-free References

William and Sonoma Gluten-free Flour A blog for recipes: http://glutenfreegirl.com/ King Arthur Flour has a great gluten free all purpose flour now. Found at Whole Foods. Here’s the website: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/ Another great flour, is Bob’s Red Mill.  They have a guide on their website about gluten-free. http://www.bobsredmill.com/

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What are the Best Carbs?

  Here you will find carb recommendations from a recent USAT article: 1. Sweet Potatoes The bright orange color of these root vegetables is a visual cue that they are an abundant source of the high-powered antioxidant, vitamin A. They also are a great source of potassium to help soothe sore muscles and maintain the right […]

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New York Times Article Confronting Obesity Problem

It seems that we need a better understanding of what is happening with food in society today. From the 70′s to the 21st century Americans’ weight has increased by about 20 pounds and the national obesity rate has jumped to over 30 percent.  It is no surprise that more and more people are becoming concerned with this […]

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The Innumerable Benefits of Hydration

Keep hydrated for optimal functioning, and to avoid illness and false hunger signs. start with 11 cups a day drink when you’re thirsty and with all snacks and meals. always carry a reusable water bottle Consume more water if you are an athlete, or sweat often. Water math recommendations from Common Sense Water Intake Guidelines From […]

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Research and Recommendations Regarding Diets that Keep the Weight Off

After having successfully achieved weight loss, Dr Cara Ebbeling and colleagues at the Children’s Hospital Boston, assigned participants to one of three maintenance diet groups. The diets included a conventional low-fat diet, a low Glycemic Index diet (GL), and a very low carb diet.  The resting energy expenditure (REE; basal metabolic rate, or how many calories […]

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Oxidation, or Old Fruit = Less Nutrients

The longer a fruit is exposed to air and light, the less vitamins and nutrients it will have.  So as sweet as the old brown fruit may seem, it may not be worth it with the added sugar content and lost nutrients. Other things that can deplete nutrients besides light and air include:  Cooking, deep […]

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