Last week I outlined a typical day in my ‘real food’ life. Today I’m plugging all of this food into fitday.com, a free online nutritional calculator to analyze the macronutrient and calorie data. [Read more…]
Last week I ran into an old friend in line at the coffee shop. She was intrigued by my eat real food message but wasn’t sure it would be financially feasible for her family (spouse, 3 growing boys). Then she proceeded to order a large-sized caffe mocha with non-fat milk for $5.59 and a whopping 54 grams of carbohydrates (44 grams of which are sugar). Essentially the very definition of empty calories.
Now I’ve been guilty of forking out big bucks on empty calories myself (a premium bottle of dry red wine comes swiftly to mind!), so in no way was I judging her choices. But it got me thinking. [Read more…]