In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts

Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools

But simply paying attention to nutritional information is not enough to lower obesity rates . Americans must also use what they learn from the nutritional information to make healthier choices. Thus far, studies have shown mixed results as to whether posting nutritional information in restaurants actually encourages people to choose a healthier option. Survey Methods Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 10-14, 2013, with a random sample of 2,027 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is 3 percentage points.
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Want to fight cancer with your fork? Now, there’s a new…

For two to three hours per day, shoot for 7g/kg. Train more than that and you will need anywhere from 8-10g/kg. You can also do “carbohydrate cycling,” based on the phase of the periodization cycle you’re in. When you are in low-volume periods, the amount of carbohydrates you need will be on the lower end; when you’re in high-volume periods, you’ll need more carbohydrates. Before and during exercise, limit fructose (fruit sugars).Theytake longer to become available sources of energy and may cause gastrointestinal distress.
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Nutrition Guidelines for Endurance Training

FatSecret is completely free, and once you’re signed up you can begin tracking your meals and exercise. The service keeps its interface beautifully simple, and leaves its food database open so anyone can try it out before they sign up to see if it works for them. You can add custom foods and recipes, add foods from your favorite chains and restaurants, and set daily calorie and nutrition goals to see how your diet stacks up against them. In addition to keeping a food journal, FatSecret also lets you keep a personal journal, so you can match up what you eat with how you feelan important thing that many diet trackers overlook. FatSecret has a great community of users, too. Everyone’s genuinely supportive, and quick to share their own experiences, tips, and recommendations. There are regular community challenges to keep everyone motivated, and the service has built-in tools to share recipes so you don’t have to copy/paste them.
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Americans Who Pay a "Great Deal"/"Fair Amount" of Attention to Nutritional Information, by Key Subgroups, July 2013

The nutrition app contains more than a hundred easy-to-prepare recipes, ranging from nutritious snacks to good-for-you main dishes to delicious desserts. Users can access a list of ingredients, directions on how to prepare the dish, a shopping list to use at the grocery store, nutrition tips, and nutritional analysis information in a standard USDA label format. New recipes are added each month. We developed Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer to encourage and empower cancer patients, and others, to explore and enjoy healthy eating habits, said Steven R. Singer, senior vice president for Communications at Dana-Farber. Studies have long shown that good nutrition is tied to good health, and, for those with cancer, treatment side effects can make eating well a real challenge. In addition to developing the Android version, Dana-Farber has made upgrades to the app to bring easy to operate functionality to users. There is a new search function that allows for faster and more intuitive searching of FAQs, and other topics answered by Dana-Farber nutritionists in the Ask the Nutritionists section.
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