Know your food

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You need to eat carbohydrates, protein and good fats. The one thing I do know is that no matter what age, we need to keep moving. If we don’t, you can begin to lose your cardio endurance, balance and flexibility.

Carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories per gram, Fat has 9 calories per gram.

Women typically need a minimum of 1200 calorie a day while men should be 1500.

Water should be ½ your body weight in ounces.

I use the Lose it app to track my foods. You can look at your food intake by monitoring your calories or your macronutrients.

I can help you to find the best weight loss program for you.

Eating In Season and Local Harvest

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Do you know anyone who gardens? If so, have you noticed that they eat in season and oftentimes Can or Pickle their harvest to eat later in the year?

Today, we import foods across the world so they are readily available all the time. Unfortunately, that means we are not always eating the most nutrient dense food. We can do better by eating the foods that are in season and locally grown. This can be beneficial for many reasons.

  1. to reduce the energy (and associated CO2 emissions) needed to grow and transport the food we eat
  2. to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
  3. to support the local economy
  4. to reconnect with nature’s cycles and the passing of time but, most importantly, because food is fresher and tastier and more nutritious!

If you aren’t interested in gardening you can still enjoy the local produce. There are many local farmer’s markets and CSA’s in our community. Check out some of these resources at:

http://www.familyfarmed.org/find-a-chicago-area-csa/

https://schaumburglibrarygreenside.wordpress.com/category/farmers-markets/

Better meat is also available nearby. For Grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, and eggs check out Barrington Natural Farms at http://barrington-natural-farms.com

And, lastly eating out can be healthy and nutritious at farm to table restaurants. I enjoy visiting Heritage Prairie Farm, Emerson Creek Pottery & Tea Room and Season’s 52 in the suburbs and am excited to try some Chicago restaurants that are part of the booming sustainable food scene downtown. Look at this list of great restaurants to choose from.
http://www.eatwellguide.org/guides/2

I love this saying, “how we eat is how we live. How we do anything is how we do everything.” Let’s eat well and live well for many years to come!

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