For example (speaking only for myself here), here is a glimpse of all the food-related thoughts running through my mind daily:
"Watch your calories, fat, salt, refined sugar, and flour intake.... no fast food/chips/soda/Starbucks mocha whip lattes (sob!).... pay attention to the glycemic index/volumetrics/South Beach/Weight Watcher/Zone Plan... eat your largest meal early and your lightest meal later... get your daily serving of fruits and vegetables (ha!), fiber, and protein... don't forget to take your vitamin/calcium suppleent... and put down that ice cream/cookies/cake!!"
I currently work full-time and go to grad school part-time, so 3 days out of the week I leave my apartment at 8:30 am and don't get home until after 11:00 pm.
I work either Saturday or Sunday each week to make up my school hours.
My eating schedule is seriously out of whack -- many times I've eaten cold pizza at midnight.
I struggle with the "healthful vs. convenienc" battle every day.
And as for cooking? I use my oven as storage space for pots and pans that never get used -- I just don't have the time.
-- Amie Lemire
Great question, Amie.
People tend to overcomplicate nutrition. If you focus on the basics, though, the rest of your concerns will fall into place.
Rather than write out a lengthy response, I thought I would use this as an opportunity to debut Small Bites on YouTube!
You can view my answer below. Be sure to bookmark the Small Bites channel on YouTube, too!
Readers: I would like to post a YouTube clip every 7 to 10 days.
Let me know what you would like to see on the channel. Product reviews? Questions and answers? Fad diet critiques? Let your voices be heard!