Tag Archives: Eating

All About the Most Important Meal of the Day

Doctors have advised time and time again to eat breakfast because we need the energy and nutrients it brings to start our day. Plus, studies show that having breakfast can actually help to maintain a healthy body weight. That’s because hunger sets in before lunchtime and we tend to munch on something high in fat and sugar, causing us to eat unhealthily and gain unwanted pounds. Besides, having breakfast increases our concentration so we can devote our minds and bodies to work or school. 

Highly Rated Restaurants in Brenham, TX

Besides sightseeing, tourists love to travel for another reason—food. Texas, where everything is bigger, has all types of cuisines you would want and they are served BIGGER and BETTER. If you still don’t know which Texas city to visit, Brenham in east-central Texas is one place to go for the best food experience of a lifetime. Known as the heart of the bluebonnet region in Central Texas, Brenham promotes its Bluebonnet Trails for the best scenic routes and historic sites along the way. Beyond Brenham’s natural beauty and history, it’s also proud to be home to these top restaurants that Texans and tourists love!

Sugar and You: What You Are Really Consuming

The United States has the highest obesity rate in the world; about 72.5 million American adults are classified as obese. The epidemic is caused by over consumption and not enough exercise and is becoming a serious issue, with some of the leading causes of death in the US being a direct result of obesity (i.e. heart disease, stroke, and diabetes). Because of this, Americans are becoming more conscious of what and how much they are consuming. Calories and sugar are two important factors to consider when monitoring food intake. Let’s take a look at how much Americans are consuming as opposed to how much they should be consuming.

The recommended caloric intake for males that are moderately active is 2,000 to 2,400 per day and 1,800 to 2,200 for women. But with the escalating obesity rates, it is clear that Americans are consuming well over this amount. It is estimated that the average American will take in about 2,700 calories per day. Looking at this statistic, it’s no wonder the US is rapidly putting on the pounds.  By consuming an extra 500 calories per day, a person will gain a pound in just one week!