Posts Tagged by WLS related issues

How Many Calories Do I Need?

Ah the life of a nutrition student. The first part of any nutritional consult includes calculating how many calories does this particular person need to maintain their current weight. Before you can begin discussing what they might need to do to lose or gain weight (yes, some people do need to gain) you first need to know what their current intake should be to maintain weight. We have a couple of calculations we use to […] read more

Are natural flavorings safe?

In this post I wrote about avoiding store bought foods that contain ingredients such as “natural flavorings”. Why would you want to do that? Aren’t natural flavorings better than artificial flavorings? At least one might think so but in this case there not. The exact definition of natural flavorings & flavors from Title 21, Section 101, part 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations is as follows: “The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means […] read more

Podcast Episode 2 – Sugar, Sugar

Welcome to the second Remake My Plate podcast episode. This one quickly covers some information about sugar in it’s various forms. Show Notes: – Glucose Song on YouTube – Two types of sugars: simple and complex – Simple sugars (also called monosaccharides) include glucose, fructose and galactose – Complex sugars (also called disaccharides) include lactose, sucrose and maltose – “Natural” sugars: honey, maple syrup, molasses and agave and which simple sugars make them up – […] read more

Podcast Episode 1 – Intro

Hey….it’s my very first podcast! It’s only taken me approximately 6 days, about 30 cups of coffee, the loss of an untold number of brain cells and about 2 dozen times of throwing my hands in the air while babbling something along the lines of “now what the hell is is this thing doing!” in order to bring this little masterpiece to you. While it may not be a masterpiece at least it’s a start. This […] read more


Welcome to Remake My Plate! Where I plan to blog as well as podcast about various aspects of food, health and nutrition. I’ve spent a good part of my life attempting to follow just about every diet plan out there in order to maintain a healthy weight. Like the majority of others who have done the same I always failed. As time went by I started to realize several things: – Dieting isn’t something you suffer through for […] read more

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