1. The word “natural” on the food label basically means nothing. There is no government definition of the term, unlike “low fat,” “reduced fat,” and “organic.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now accepting public comments to help them define “natural.” Should food products that contain genetically modified ingredients or high fructose corn syrup have this label? You can help decide. As always, this is a reminder to read the nutrition facts label including the ingredients! It’s important to know what goes into the food you’re eating.
2. I firmly believe that people should stop dieting. It seems that millennials are less concerned with calories and fat than the general population and this is a great thing! This doesn’t mean that health and fitness is not important, but it means that a balanced lifestyle is key. Millennials are less likely to count calories. Plus, 20% of millennials compared to 27% of the general population less believe all sources of calories are equal. Hint: they’re not all equal. Balancing healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein makes for a healthful diet and more millennials are becoming aware of this.
3. What does your plate say about your personality? I absolutely give my food equal space (even my Thanksgiving plate) and this apparently means I’m a pre-planner and disciplined. I think I can agree with that! I most definitely never mix foods on my plate unless that’s the way the dish was meant to be served. Anyone else with me?!