Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Signs that you are not Food Savvy

  1. You don't know what the SIX food groups are.  If you do not know the six food groups, you won't be able to plan your meals or evaluate where you are nutritionally. If you don't know the six food groups learn about them  here is a little reminder
  2. You don't know what a serving is: A serving is a standard measure used for a particular food. It is the amount of food that yields a set amount of energy. For staples, a serving of any food belonging to that groups yields 15 grams of Carbohydrate. Therefore if you take a serving of bread (1 slice) or a serving of rice (1/2 cup), both being one serving will give you only 15 grams of Carbohydrate. Your portion size may vary. So for your portion you might choose to have 3 slices of bread. That is your portion, but you are actually having 3 servings of staples. All the food groups in the Eating to Survive series has a listing of the food and their accepted servings. Here is a little reminder
  3. You don't know how to read food labels. You aren't a savvy shopper nor can you consider yourself to be food savvy if you cannot read food labels. There is vital information found on food labels  and it is your duty to learn how to decipher this information in order to make better choices. Here is a reminder
  4. You are unable to plan a days meal. Lucky for you, I have already made a video to show you how to do just that. You can find the video here. Not planning your meals can turn out to be very expensive. Can you afford that? 
  5. You  think that eating healthy is expensive.  It is not expensive, you just need to follow a diet  including the six food groups as much as possible and you will be alright. Don't have any meat? Plan a meal with staples beans and vegetables. Here is a reminder of what we said about being food savvy.
  6. You don't know what a one pot meal is. In short it is the most economical way of having a balanced meal. I'm a huge fan of one pot meals, check out a previous article I did right here.
This one is for parents. 
  1. Dinner time resembles World war two. Why should it? Here are a few tips on how to help turn dinnertime into funtime. Read here

And Finally 

  1. You won't comment or and participate on this blog. Yes you! Who after reading this article will not comment, nor make any suggestions. How am I to know what information is relevant to you or if my article was helpful? Please provide feedback.Like me on Facebook, and tell a friend. Friends don't allow friends to NOT be food savvy. 
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@Kliejay said...

VERY Excellent read! Didn't even know this blog existed until today. I am properly subscribed now and you can expect to hear more from me! Love the technical elements such as nutrition fact reading and certainly the info about servings...I think it's one of the most important aspects of healthy eating... portioning.

Tanya said...

Thank you for your comment and support Kliejay. Food portioning is a vital part of achieving a good nutritional status but it is largely overlooked.I will definitely continue. Remember to tell a friend.

chicky said...

I like your blog. Read some the posts and I find it informative without being boring! Which is great cause I'm easily bored!keep up the good work.

Tanya said...

Thank you very much Chicky, I will try to keep it up. Tell a friend. =)