More frequent meals linked to healthier eating | Reuters

Reuters Health – Adults who had multiple small meals every day tended to eat better, and weight less, than those who had fewer but larger meals, in a recent study.

People eating fewer meals tended to eat the most at night, and to drink alcohol with meals, both of which might contribute to their higher body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height, the researchers said.

“The major hypothesis that can be taken away from this study is interesting but not so mind-blowing – eating more frequently throughout the day leads to a greater intake of healthier, lower calorically-dense foods, which in turn leads to a lower overall caloric intake and BMI,” said Elena Tovar, a clinical dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center in New York who wasn’t involved in the study.

“This just makes sense – eating more often staves off hunger so that we don’t end up eating whatever we can get our hands on later on, thereby making it more likely that the foods we eat are healthier,” Tovar told Reuters Health in an email.

via More frequent meals linked to healthier eating | Reuters.

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A slightly more appropriate place for all your meal pics…

Instagram your every meal? Text your friends dinner pics? I’ve been guilty of both… Now here’s a new place to fulfill that compulsion (and not bother everyone else who could give a…)

I recently read an article about new health apps. I downloaded this one (it’s free) and have been playing around with it for the last few days. If you’re someone who doesn’t feel like weighing all of your food (though it’s a great practice even for a day to know how big servings really are), this may be a baby step towards food logging.

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Want to take real steps to improve your eating habits? Use The Eatery to snap photos of your food. We’ll give you something much more helpful than calorie counts.

— Stop Counting Calories. Start Eating Better —

• Studies show that simply recording your meals helps you lose more weight.

• It’s not about counting calories — it’s about becoming aware of your habits.

• The Eatery makes that process fast and beautiful — just snap and rate.

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Mmm.. ratatouille!

I recently went to visit my grandma. She’s taken over the last few years to making this loose ratatouille recipe and I think it’s delicious! When I went to the farm stand the other day she helped me pick out the ingredients.

I think this is a get way to eat some summer veggies. I threw mine in the crockpot as I had to head to a casting, but she uses a pot on the stove. Simply chop up all the veggies and throw in! Here’s what’s in it:

  • one eggplant (I left the skin on because I like some texture, but you can remove)
  • diced tomatoes or a can of them (I cheated. The raccoon ate my tomatoes..)
  • two large zucchini. I used one yellow and one green
  • one large onion
  • a red and green pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • basil and parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

I like to sprinkle with a little parm. Last night I laid it out under a filet of salmon. Or mix in with some pasta and use it as a veggie sauce. So many ways to mix this in with things!

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Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa

Looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try this –

joyonmyjourney

 

Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa {Vegan & Gluten-Free} | Ambitious Kitchen

Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa {Vegan & Gluten-Free} | Ambitious Kitchen.

My great friends daughter started this blog Ambitious Kitchen and it has become very popular. She is a wonderful cook and baker. Way to go Monique.

I will be trying this recipe soon

 

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~~Gibran~~

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A little pop of color…

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20120703-220039.jpg Tonight’s dinner ….A quick breakdown as I’m (not very efficiently) watching a movie..

Sweet potato – high amounts of beta carotene (antioxidants, good for your eyes), vitamin C, fiber

Salmon (grilled) with peach and mango salsa- lots of omega 3s!

Quinoa – contains all amino acids, fiber – I make a big batch at the beginning of the week with a little olive oil, beans and veggies and spice it up different ways.

Lime – little nuggets of vitamin C and some zest!