1. Is it surprising that young Americans drink more, eat worse, and stay skinnier? Well it seems that millennials have a lower obesity rate than that of Generation Xers and baby boomers. Millennials are classified as people between 20-36 years old. The data report came to the conclusion came to the conclusion that millennials have the least amount of disposable income leading them to choose less expensive, less nutritious foods. But, somehow millennials still have the lowest rate of obesity and it actually decreased since 2008. While it’s great that obesity levels among millennials has decreased, a healthier lifestyle with balanced nutrition is still the goal!
2. I occasionally keep a food diary. At one point I used MyFitnessPal then I transitioned to simply writing what I ate in a note on my iPhone and now I make mental notes. I enjoyed seeing my diet laid out in front of me, but now I feel confident in making the right choices when it comes to diet without a diary. The Wall Street Journal says there are new reasons to keep a food diary. Food diaries are a great way to help make a behavior and lifestyle change. They can be helpful in weight loss, identifying food allergies, and maintaining normal blood sugar levels. If you haven’t tried a food diary you should consider starting one to evaluate your diet.
3. These six nutrition rules are apparently what everyone can agree on. I must say I do agree with everything, but I would make one change! There’s no need to buy a food scale. Make sure you have measuring cups and know your portion sizes using your hand! For example, three ounces of meat is about the size of your palm and a tablespoon is about the size of the tip of your thumb. Correct portion sizes can help you with portion control!