Dieting for weight loss began to attract attention in the s, reversing the preference for somewhat chubby bodies that preceded it. Then — and now — the notion of dieting contained contradictions. If she wanted to lose weight she drank a lot of water, did gymnastics, and ate only fish, poultry, fresh vegetables, and fruit. But the weight-losing version of the jiu jitsu girl must have been a rarity in because restaurant menus took no notice of her. Most of their offerings were more likely to add pounds. Which must be why, when she went into a restaurant, JJ girl tossed aside the menu as she gave her order. But few if any provided diet menus or special low-calorie dishes. Critics said dieting was one of the causes of the downfall of restaurant cuisine in those Prohibition years. Alas, they sighed, art had gone out of restaurant cooking and weight-conscious women were largely to blame. However, those who took a more businesslike attitude toward restaurants, such as industry publisher J.
Use the Healthy Eating Plate as a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals—whether served on a plate or packed in a lunch box. Put a copy on your refrigerator to serve as a daily reminder! Whole and intact grains—whole wheat, barley, wheat berries, quinoa, oats, brown rice, and foods made with them, such as whole wheat pasta—have a milder effect on blood sugar and insulin than white bread, white rice, and other refined grains. Fish, poultry, beans, and nuts are all healthy, versatile protein sources—they can be mixed into salads, and pair well with vegetables on a plate. Limit red meat, and avoid processed meats such as bacon and sausage. Choose healthy vegetable oils like olive, canola, soy, corn, sunflower, peanut, and others, and avoid partially hydrogenated oils, which contain unhealthy trans fats. Skip sugary drinks, limit milk and dairy products to one to two servings per day, and limit juice to a small glass per day. The Healthy Eating Plate does not define a certain number of calories or servings per day from each food group.
Pretend you’re a proper restaurant chef in the comfort of your own kitchen. We won’t judge. Put healthy meals on the menu with these mouth-watering recipes kids will love. Tuck in to a family dinner that’s not only delicious, but is also bursting with goodness. You won’t have to think twice next time you’re contemplating a comfort food feast. Try to buy seasonal produce when you can and make sure your store cupboard is stacked. Take a trip around the world with these fast-food meals that will either make you scream or dribble all over your lap. Freezable feasts like Chicken Chilli to serve over jacket potatoes, with rice or baked between fresh lasagne sheets.