Category Archives: Diet

How Do We Eat? Why Do We Eat?

Lindsey Samuel Diet

In my previous post, we talked about the meaning of food- that is, the roles that it plays in our lives. From this, we know that food not only plays a physiological role in giving us the materials and energy that our bodies need in order to function but it also plays a psychological role. […]

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What is the Meaning of Food in Our Lives? It’s More Than Its Definition.

Lindsey Samuel Diet

When you look up “What is the meaning of food?”, it is undoubtable that you will find the dictionary definition. However, it is incredibly rare that you will find a relation that goes beyond the traditional definition…something that surpasses what is understood and what is already known about food. That is what this post is […]

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The Healthy Eating Plate and What it Means for Your Diet.

Lindsey Samuel Diet

I don’t know about you but I grew up on the Food  Guide Pyramid. I never really understood it or its importance but it was mandatory that we learnt about it in school. And if I tell you, it was in almost every Science book I ever owned. I guess it was that important! Well, […]

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How Many Calories Do I Need to Eat? As Many As You Need!

Lindsey Samuel Diet

I have heard this question being asked so many times. And it’s not just by those who are desperate to lose weight and will do anything to drop a few pounds but by those who want to maintain their weight and even by those who want to gain a few pounds! Everyone wants to know […]

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Does Food Give You Energy? Of Course! What Else Will?

Lindsey Samuel Diet

As you would know, there are six basic nutrients in food and they are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. However, three of these are not like the others. Can you guess which three they are? If you guessed carbohydrates, proteins and fats then you are absolutely right! These three nutrients of food are […]

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Your Life Depends On It…Why Water is Important to the Body.

Lindsey Samuel Diet

Here’s a little pop quiz. We’re going back to school days! I want you to put these three options in order in terms of importance to the body. One being the most important, three being the least. Water Food Air (oxygen) Here’s the answer. Air (oxygen) Water Food Did you get it right? Remotely close? […]

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What are the Main Vitamins? All You Need to Know.

Lindsey Samuel Diet

In a previous post, I talked about what is in our food and why our body needs these components of food. I’ll do a brief recap but you can check the full post here. The components of food…essentially, the nutrients that are present in food are necessary for the generation of energy, provision of growth […]

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What’s In My Food? Come Closer, Let Me Tell You.

Lindsey Samuel Diet

I don’t know if it’s only me but when I hear the question , “What is in my food?” I immediately think of news stations’ report segments on fast food restaurants serving hamburgers made of meat NOT from cows or chicken nuggets that are made with ALL the parts of the chicken. Maybe that’s you […]

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Tips for Healthy Eating Habits…How Should We Eat? Part 2

Lindsey Samuel Diet

As promised, here is the second installment of tips that will help you to develop healthy eating habits. If you missed the first post, you can check it out here.   Try Healthy Alternatives This is a simple concept. Healthier is always better and there is no shortage of healthy alternatives for those devilish foods. But […]

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Tips for Healthy Eating Habits…How Should We Eat?

Lindsey Samuel Diet

Eating has become an action that requires no thinking and no brain power…for most people at least.  (For me for sure!) Apart from deciding that we are hungry and making the conscious decision to get something to eat, our choices, as well as the process of eating are, in basic words, mindless. To be honest, […]

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