Friday, March 30, 2007

Food Pyramid

The US government is good for something...

Here is a free service to help you keep track of your diet and exercise, helping you make informed choices based on your individual needs. You have to create an account--it is free though. I've been keeping a food journal for sometime now, but this seems even easier! I'm also going to print up their food pyramid and put it on my fridge.

I'm heading to the gym now. Have a healthy weekend!

3 comments:

Mary said...

hmmm... i'm not one for conspiracy theories, but i have seen reports that indicate that both the canadian food guide and the us food pyramid are not, shall we say, free of contreversy. even my nutritionist cautions her clients to use it very, very loosely as a guide. personally, i find it easiest to track fat/carbs/protein. i know people hate counting calories, but...

www.calorie-count.com -> check out the food log, which will analyse your eating into fat/carbs/protein...

i've tried a few things and find that this works for me! of course, i have a natural distrust of anything government related. ha.

Mary said...

ok, so i checked it out, and it is great in terms of analysing your food - but i really don't trust the "recommended daily intake" ... i remember reading once that the us gov't keeps that recommended fat intake higher than what is really recommended, in order to keep the fast food giants happy... which actually is in line with some of the other fun stuff my nutritionist has told me...

however, i really like the food analysis. did i mention that?

Shauna said...

3 cupd of milk a day? NO WAY!

I'm never sure exactly how I feel about these things.... But I AM sure how I feel about dairy. I know I'm going to get some people who don't agree with me, but here goes......

Dairy is for baby COWS, not for people. Do you know of any other species who drinks another species milk?? Now, I love cheese as much as or even more than most people and it has been hard to give up..... but giving up (okay- except for a few moments of weakness) dairy has been the best thing I have ever done. Despite what most people say, there are plenty of alternate sources of calcium- most of which contain more and are also easier for the body to absorb. Dairy is linked to numerous female reproductive issues (which is why I gave it up)- and 10 months since beginning chi kung and eliminating dairy I just had the first pain free period of my entire life. Which is amazing since I have endometriosis.

So, there you have it- my dairy rant.