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Wednesday Wisdom – March 30

March 30, 2011Meriwether Godsey Wednesday Wisdom Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian Protein, Carbs & Weight Eating more protein & picking the right carbs may help avoid regaining lost weight.
  • Limit sweets & white bread; don’t cut back on protein if your are trying to stay trim.
  • Aim for lower glycemic carbs like oats, beans & bulgur & 100 % whole grain bread.

Breakfast of “Champions?”

March 29, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

Recently we made a trip to see my nephews in Ohio. My 3 year old son, Oliver, was beyond excited and wanted nothing more than to be just like his 8 year old cousins. Of course, this included eating anything and everything his cousins ingested. Fortunately, right now I still have some control over what Oliver is offered for his meals. However, as he grows up, I will gradually lose that control. Perhaps that loss is coming sooner that I had hoped. 
 
When I went to the kitchen Saturday morning, the three cousins were lined up in front of the television mesmerized by Sponge Bob and shoveling down Lucky Charms cereal. The dietitian in me was horrified..."meals in front of the TV eating high sugar cereal... this is going to lead to a lifetime of obesity!" Luckily the rational side of me took over and I realized that this one-time breakfast enjoyed with his cousins wasn't going to make or break my son's health. Plus, I know it is not about these "special occasion" meals or treats but more about what we do the majority of the day. As long as children are active and their TV time is limited they will likely grow into healthy adults. So, I let Oliver munch on bowl after bowl of Lucky Charms (then, out came the Fruit Loops) in front of the TV, knowing that when we got home, it would be back to his "healthy" breakfast.  
 
However, when my nephews requested McDonalds for lunch an hour later, I said "no."  After all, I had to draw the line somewhere!

 

Wednesday Wisdom – March 23

March 23, 2011Meriwether Godsey Wednesday Wisdom Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian The right foods can keep your brain young. Aim for colorful veggies.
  • Carrots to keep you cognitive. Along with bell peppers, celery, rosemary & thyme.
  • Beets to boost brain power. Also cabbages & radishes.
  • Asparagus “spares” memory. Plus leafy greens.

Wednesday Wisdom – March 16

March 16, 2011Meriwether Godsey Wednesday Wisdom Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian Don’t Detox! A detox diet (i.e.“crash diet”) can actually raise stress hormones which may lead to a binge later. Any weight loss is mostly water. Science does not support detox diets to remove toxins from your body - that is the job of your liver & kidneys To jump start your weight loss:
  • aim for 3 small meals from nutrient rich foods
  • fruit as snacks
  • 1200-1500 calorie

Are You Bugged by Bugs?

March 15, 2011 Denise Simmons, Corporate Chef I’ve read in several trade publications lately that the next great food craze is going to be insects. That’s right…bugs!  As a chef, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m not the most adventurous person in the world when it comes to food (or what some people consider food).  I can’t even watch much of Andrew Zimmern or Anthony Bourdain’s tv shows…the things they eat just totally gross me out. On a rational level, I understand the need to feed people with what’s available.  If predictions hold true and earth is home to 9 billion people by the middle of this century, we’re going to need to be creative about how we find food.  Bugs have been a part of many cultures’ culinary repertoire since the beginning of time.  They’re plentiful, grow easily & quickly, don’t require a lot of space or natural resources, and apparently are a great source of protein.  I’ve also heard that, when prepared properly, they’re really quite tasty. Ugggh.  I’m thinking it might be time to become a vegetarian! I wonder what you call people who eat bugs?  If people who eat fish, but not meat, are called Pescatarians…would that mean people who eat bugs are called Pestatarians? Art by: “The Walt Disney Company”