By LeeAnn Weintraub | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: March 13, 2019 at 10:22 am | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 10:23 am If you’ve visited a fast food restaurant recently you may have noticed that in addition to burgers and fried food there’s been some nutritious items like salads, smoothies and fruit added to the menu. In order to meet the food preferences of more health-conscious consumers, the food offerings at these restaurants have evolved over the years. While healthier menu items have become more readily available, classic menu items have also changed over time. Considering the seemingly improved, more modernized food options available at chain eateries, is dining at fast food better for our health than it used to be? Although fast food restaurants are trying to innovate and keep up with food trends by offering more fresh produce and new healthful spins on classic favorites, don’t be surprised if your fast food meal is still high in fat, salt and calories. A study … [Read more...] about Nutrition: If you’re going to eat fast food, here are 6 things to consider
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Chances are if you live in central Pennsylvania you will encounter fastnachts this week.The doughnuts are a Shrove Tuesday tradition, similar to king cakes in New Orleans. This year the day falls on March 5 and bakeries, churches and grocery store throughout the region will be selling the treats.Every year the question arises - what is a fastnacht? Is it a doughnut? Should it be square, round or have a hole in the center? Dare anyone ask, how many calories are in a fastnacht?Pennsylvania Dutch housewives traditionally made fastnachts to use up all of the fat, particularly lard, in the house before Lent. "Fastnacht" is a German word meaning "night before the fast."Fastnacht Day 2019: Here’s where to buy the Shrove Tuesday doughnuts The fastnacht is not the only doughnut linked to Fat Tuesday. There are beignets, best known in New Orleans, the Polish paczki and Portuguese malasadas, among others.No matter what, central Pennsylvania is loyal to its fastnachts. To help you better … [Read more...] about Fastnacht Day 2019: Are they really doughnuts and how many calories do they contain?
Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides (iStock) Gobble, gobble indeed: Though calculations vary, Americans could consume several days' worth of calories on Thanksgiving. “A typical holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories,” the Calorie Control Council (CCC), an association representing the reduced-calorie food and beverage industry says, noting that “many nibble through another 1,500 calories, downing appetizers and drinks before and after the big meal.” The CCC says a normal Thanksgiving meal has 3,150 calories and 159 grams of fat. That includes some appetizers, turkey, several side dishes, a glass of sweet tea, a slice of pecan pie and the use of a tablespoon of butter. There have also been lower-calorie estimates. Looking at a different assortment of dishes and portion sizes, the New York Times reported in 2012 that a Thanksgiving meal contains 2,486 calories. That figure, however, … [Read more...] about How many calories are in a Thanksgiving meal?
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 11/20/2018 08:30 am ET Tracey BrittisGuest Writer For most of my life, the idea of healthy eating flew out the window on Thanksgiving Day. Like most Americans, I would eat myself sick. But seven years ago, throat cancer stole my ability to eat. After a 15-hour surgery rooting through arteries and nerves, I was left with a crater in my right temple and an inability to swallow even a sip of water. The doctors surgically installed a permanent feeding tube next to my bellybutton so I could pump liquid protein and receive all of my nutrition. I had survived the surgery and the cancer had been removed, but I was far from OK. I had never had a complicated relationship with food ― rather, it had been a reciprocal love affair. I relished cooking, entertaining and being served the finest, freshest food available. The natural rhythm of my day, from coffee to 5 p.m. wine, suddenly was gone. I was the one who had to shop for and cook for my family, and I … [Read more...] about Now That I Can Only Eat With A Feeding Tube, Thanksgiving Has A New Meaning For Me
A new study says there may be a time of day where your body burns the most calories due to circadian rhythms, which control the body's internal clock, sleep and wake cycles, according to The Los Angeles Times. The study was published on Thursday in Current Biology and details how the circadian rhythms can influence calorie burning since most humans burn nearly 10 percent more in the late afternoon than they do late at night. Study co-author Dr. Jeanne Duffy, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, conducted laboratory experiments which revealed nearly 130 extra calories were burned during the late afternoon and evening compared to workouts conducted in the middle of the night. “If it’s happening every day,” Dr. Duffy says, “you can imagine that over time it could add up.” She also said since the research focused on calories burned while at rest, it's unclear if the findings … [Read more...] about A New Study Says The Timing Of Your Workout Affects How Many Calories You Burn