Three Things

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1. A study published by the American Marketing Association found evidence that providing the calorie information on menus encourages consumers to eat fewer calories. Do you check the nutrition facts when you eat out? My favorite way to stay healthy when eating out is to look at the nutrition facts before getting to the destination. That way you won’t be tempted by other menu items when you’re in the moment. Choose what you’re going to order before you arrive! {Science Daily}

2. What happens to the body after eating a Big Mac? This new graphic details the glucose and insulin response as well as attributes dehydration to the sodium content. The details may not be entirely accurate, but keeping these types of foods to a minimum is absolutely recommended. One Big Mac has 540 calories, 28 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 970 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrates, and 9 g sugar. Don’t forget the recommendation is less than 2,300 mg sodium per day meaning a Big Mac has almost half of that! {New York Times}

3. I could live at Trader Joe’s. This post on building better snacks includes all products from TJ’s and I couldn’t be more on board. Every time I go I find something new! Not only do I like their idea for a lentil salad, but I also love using their precooked lentils as a quick side dish. Check out my ideas for on-the-go snacks. {Trader Joe’s}

Raquel

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