Judging healthy portions is difficult, especially given that the portions sizes in general have grown larger and larger in recent years. My own trouble with portion control is that I’ve become used to outsized servings offered at restaurants. It is easier to reduce your portions of food through visualization, weighing and by physically restricting the […]Continue Reading →
To assist with pricing and inventory control, all produce is labeled with price look-up codes (also referred to as PLU code, product code, or price code). PLU codes are 4-digit numbers. Although the PLU code may be prefixed with a 5th digit to indicate if the item is organic, it is not a a reliable […]Continue Reading →
In keeping with time-honored traditions it is time to create a list of resolutions for the new year. This year I plan to lose weight, spend smarter through my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and on vitamins that work, and take control of my own health care by getting copies of my medical records. I’ve listed […]Continue Reading →
Regular exercise is key to losing weight, but, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, women who wrote about their most important values 15 minutes a day lost more weight than those who didn’t.
This makes a lot of sense: thinking about yourself positively and what’s important to you […]Continue Reading →
Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times Magazine about the difficulty dieters have in maintaining, rather than just achieving, lower weight, due to, among other issues, metabolic levels in the newly thinner requiring much more exercise and lower calorie intake compared to those who are naturally at that weight.
Although it may […]Continue Reading →
Eating healthily can be challenging for anyone, but it is even more difficult when buying food on a small budget. Shoppers are often tempted to simply buy processed foods that are high in calories and do not provide adequate nutrients. These five tips will help you eat healthily despite the constraints of a small food […]Continue Reading →
Regardless of your role, life on a farm operates at a slower, if more physical, pace than the one many of us lead in offices, warehouses or taking care of kids at home. My step-grandfather raised horses and livestock, and I vividly remember the smell of oats and hay, long walks outside to carry out […]Continue Reading →
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