Category: diet

Diet: keto flu

Self-tutoring about dieting keto style: the tutor mentions the keto flu. I think the keto flu is real. I had it Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday…today I feel much better. I ate limited carbohydrates last fall, but during Christmas break I

Lifestyle: nutella®: mixed emotions

Monitoring nutrition involves constant self-tutoring. The tutor reflects about nutella®. I first encountered nutella® (spelled lower-case on the jar, so I’ve spelled it the same) decades ago. I had a Dutch girlfriend who ate it; I never liked it. (She

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Nutrition: what does folate (folic acid) do?

The tutor explores the function of folic acid in the body. Folate is a B-vitamin; the synthetic form used to supplement foods is folic acid, which the body converts to folate. Folate is needed for cell division and producing certain

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Lifestyle, nutrition: eggs and cholesterol

The tutor compares egg yolk to egg white and generally considers eggs. I’ve been told that it’s best to eat the egg white without the yolk, but I’ve never believed it. Today I looked it up. About 43% of an

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Turkey: dark vs white meat

The tutor compares the fat content of white and dark turkey meat. Apparently, cooked turkey thigh (dark meat) is about 5.9% fat, whereas cooked turkey breast (white meat) is about 1.2% fat. Lean roast beef, by comparison, is about 6.4%

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Lifestyle, Diet: margarine showdown: Becel vs I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

The tutor compares two brands of margarine in terms of fat content. I’ve recently been suggested to (possibly) have high cholesterol. I haven’t checked it yet, but have begun to research the possible impact of certain foods. (Read my post

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