I am only eating 2 meals a day! Why can’t I lose weight?

This is a very common question and the most tried effort for weight loss. Sadly, it’s not always successful.  Why? Because you deprive your body of fuel supply that it needs in between these two meals. When it doesn’t get the fuel your body starts conserving and saving energy.Our body thinks “Who knows when I am goingContinue reading “I am only eating 2 meals a day! Why can’t I lose weight?”

Nutritional Gatekeepers

“The biggest food influence in our life is the nutritional gatekeeper. This is the person in our home who does most of the food shopping and meal preparation. Regardless of whether they’re a great cook or whether they’re “culinarily challenged,” they have a huge day-by-day influence on their family’s nutrition. Although they don’t realize it,Continue reading “Nutritional Gatekeepers”

How much protein is in homemade daal (Orange Lentils)?

I have always wondered how many calories and how much protein I was getting when I had one of my favorite foods: my mom’s homemade daal. Daal is a very common dish in Pakistani and Indian culture and is made from orange lentils.  Below is the recipe and nutrient analysis: Masoor Dal (orange lentils) 1Continue reading “How much protein is in homemade daal (Orange Lentils)?”

Save Your Child: Childhood Obesity Crisis

The NHANES Survey shows that 16.9% of United States children and adolescents were obese in 2009-2010. That is about 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States. I have seen my aunt trying her best to feed my little cousin and man it is hard! He is such a picky eater. There are times whenContinue reading “Save Your Child: Childhood Obesity Crisis”

Prebiotics: An Essential Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

Here’s the skinny: Everybody has bacteria in their gut to help digest food. It is important to maintain these friendly bacteria because not only do they provide the body with Vitamin K and Biotin, but they also protect our digestive system from harmful bacteria that can cause infections. Healthy bacterial by-products are essential to the bodyContinue reading “Prebiotics: An Essential Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?”