Posts Tagged 'Food'

Can it get any more confusing?

My wife made a box of Rice-a-Roni Nature’s Way Parmesan & Romano Cheese Rice for a side dish tonight. Being the good health nut that I’m becoming, I checked out the nutrition facts to figure out the calories, fat, carbs, etc and what a serving was. Well, here is the nutrition facts label for the box…

Rice-a-Roni Parm & Rom Nutrition Facts

Can someone please read over that and tell me exactly how much a PREPARED serving of this stuff would be? I think it’s supposed to be 1 cup prepared for a serving, but I’m not quite sure.

Why can’t they make it clear? Are they trying to make making healthy choices more difficult?


I can eat more!!!

In just one day of using FitDay to track my calories, I’ve discovered I’m not taking in close to enough calories in a day. Using a formula I used from Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, I determined my daily calorie requirements (for my age, height, weight and activity level) should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2400 calories. On Monday, I took in only ~1700 and that’s not taking into account my interval training. So I’d say my calorie total for yesterday was closer to 1400 and that is WAY too low.

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Please pass the almonds

I just came across this good article that discusses the benefits of my favorite nut, the almond (no, not Almond M&M’s!!!) and thought I’d share it with everyone.

Artificial sweeteners = weight gain?

A new study from Purdue University has come up with some interesting results of tests on artificial sweeteners. I’ve seen some of this info around the web before, but this is the most recent study and seems to confirm what other studies have found.

I’ve tried to remove all artificial sweeteners from my diet since the beginning of the year. I have noticed a huge change in my cravings and health. Looking back on it now, I can say with 100% confidence, there was definitely a link between me drinking Diet Pepsi and my junk food cravings.

Flatout bread

I stumbled across this bread the other day while wandering around the local grocery store. This stuff is awesome! All natural ingredients, no trans-fats, quite a few have a lot of fiber, all an all it’s a great bread.

Forced zig-zag

Today is the start of the Lenten season and is Ash Wednesday. This is one of two days in the Catholic church where parishioners are required to fast (the other being Good Friday). Now the definition of a fast isn’t as extreme as it used to be. In today’s RC Church, fasting just means one normal meal, two smaller meals and no snacking in-between meals. For someone on a 5-6 meal a day schedule, this is messing me up just a bit.

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What does 200 calories look like?

Here is a good site that helps you visualize what 200 calories looks like in different foods. It’s a pretty good reminder of why we should be eating more fruits and veggies. Thanks to Stanimal’s site for this link.


Date Started: 1/7/2009
Exercise plan: Men's Health Belly Off! 2008
Height: 5' 11"
Starting weight: 208 lbs / 94.35 kg
Current weight: 194 lbs / 88.18 kg
Ultimate goal: 180 lbs / 81.65 kg
Current goal: 190 lbs / 86.36 kg
Eating plan: Sensible, no soda or sugars, lots of water, higher in protien.