Should You Limit Carbohydrate Intake?

Carbohydrates have a been given a bad reputation because they are known for causing weight gain. While excess carb intake can cause you to gain unwanted pounds, the same is true for eating too much fat or protein because it is the excess calories that cause the weight gain. In general, reducing overall calorie intake…

Which Foods Have Carbohydrates?

I started a blog series on carbohydrates, here’s the first post if you missed it. In this post I am going to address which foods have carbs, and you might be surprised to learn that most foods have carbohydrates. Here’s a quick list: Grains and foods made with grains. This includes rice, quinoa, oats, wheat,…

What are Carbohydrates?

Macronutrients are the nutrients our bodies need in large amounts and include carbohydrates, fats and proteins I am starting a blog series on carbohydrates (carbs for short), which is the favorite macronutrient to target for weight loss these days, and takes a lot of flak in general. The word carbohydrate actually means carbon with water…

RAH, RAH, radishes!

Need a good book to get your kid thinking about vegetables? I recommend this fun book called RAH, RAH, radishes! by April Pulley Sayre. I found this gem at our library and it has colorful photos of all sorts of vegetables (some I haven’t even tried yet!). It reads in a fun way with a…