Remember my mini herb garden I planted back in May? Well after a few weeks of enjoying the smells (basil smells amazing!), the tastes, and giving them a little tender loving care, they’ve grown A LOT!
Look at that!!! I’m pretty proud of my herb growing abilities! Yummy Basil, Rosemary, and Cilantro,
Do you have a garden? What would you grow if you had a garden?
Recently I was approached by Everyday Health to review their “My Calorie Counter” book. The website is a great place to go for information about different ailments, prescriptions medications, health tools, and even food and nutrition information.
We have probably all heard that keeping a food journal each day can be a successful way to lose weight or to see deficiencies we may have in our diet. I’ve looked over a lot of calorie counting books and tools through the years since I’ve been in school for nutrition. When “Everday Health” sent me this book, I was quite impressed by the amount of information available. It has an introduction about how to use the calorie counter, information about nutrients, and some motivation to get started. So it’s more than a list of calories, but an to the introduction of a healthy lifestyle.
What I liked:
- It has a lot of different restaurants, especially ones that I eat at. They do not include every item, however I’m sure that they include the ones that are your best bets, and your worst. Outback, Bob Evans, and Einsten Bros Bagels are just a few of the places.
- A lot of your favorite name brand foods are listed too! MorningStar Farms, The Laughing Cow, and Dannon are listed. So there’s no forgetting what the calories or fat were in your favorite foods because you tossed the container.
- It’s small enough to carry in the smallest of purses! I’ll probably have this with me at all times. While I’m not actively trying to lose weight, I am a person who likes to be conscious about what they are eating.
- It’s written by a Registered Dietitian! I’m very skeptical when nutrition advice comes out from someone who is not in this profession. A RD is your best bet for solid and reliable nutrition and diet information. Check out www.eatright.org to find a local RD.
- It’s only $7.95!! BARGAIN
If you’re interested in trying out EveryDay Health’s Calorie Counter, leave a comment about how you eat healthy even when dining out.
I try to split entrees, appetizers, and desserts with friends and family to cut calories and fat. Also, I keep my alcoholic beverage consumption while I’m eating to one or two. You tend to lose your inhibitions even with eating when you’re tipsy