Entries by phiggins

USDA Food Pyramid Traded in for Food Plate

Today, the USDA phased out the USDA Food Pyramid in exchange for a Food Plate, called My Plate. They also created a new website in support of this initiative, http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. This will replace the MyPyramid.gov website that was developed for the USDA Food Pyramid of 2005. This  new design is meant to be more straight […]

Top 5 Tips: Having A Happy, Savory Thanksgiving Day!

1) Eat a good breakfast Thanksgiving morning. Don’t make the mistake of ‘starving yourself out’, which will ensure you overeat and then some for the Thanksgiving meal. 2) Squeeze in a workout first thing in the morning, even if you’re heading out to travel or straight into the kitchen to prepare the festive meal. Plank […]

Protein Powders–Healthy or Not?

There are a ton of protein powders on the market today. Often those who work out frequently or want meals on the go turn to these for additional nutrition, mainly protein content. I have used protein powders throughout the years and in my experience I tend to stay away from whey and soy proteins. If […]