Nutrition

This page is just to give you an idea of what I aim for nutritionally – it is not intended as advice in ANY way!

I try to cook with natural and whole foods as much as possible.  I’m not a total convert and as much as an all organic, natural diet sounds like a great plan – I simply cannot manage 100%.  I look at labels, and try to choose the best options  I can.  Natural peanut butters, no hydrogenated oils, local produce, whole grains etc. etc.  BUT,  there will always be a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese and Jell-O in the cabinet.  I also enjoy a diet soda here and there and still use Splenda (hey, I’m trying!).  I don’t want to deny my kids of the simple things like hot dogs at barbeques and roasting marshmallows – everything in moderation!

My children have never had fast food and even though I know it will happen eventually, I figure I’ll put it off as long as possible!  I haven’t had fast food in over 7 years.  It doesn’t agree with me AT ALL.  The hubby on the other hand, well let’s just say I’m working on him (read: nagging him to death!).

What I have found works best for me is a caloric intake of 1500-1600 cals a day with a ratio of 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fat.  That’s what I aim for.  It doesn’t always happen, but that’s life and you do your best.

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4 thoughts on “Nutrition

  1. Nice work. This is cool. YOu sound like me- I was NEVER going to let them have fast food- it happened- finally when Ben was 3 and Ava 5. We were on our way to the Relay for Life and had to eat. Luckily for me- they do not love fries- well Ava does. Ben does not. He would prefer Apple slices, and a burger. Once in a while is ok in my book. I take them Tuesdays as in our town 49 cents for the cheeseburgers. Total calories- 530 for small fry and cheeseburger. Of course I go for cheeseburger and side salad lite dressing- 360 calories.
    The site is awesome. Want me to pass on?

    • Thank you Marli! Yeah, I know fast food is an unfortunate fact of life, but while I can still decide their menu – I’m doing my best to stay away. But you are right, everything in moderation. Please feel free to pass the site on! Thanks again!

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