Understanding Food: Why Do We Eat?

Understanding Food: Why Do We Eat?

Why Do We Eat?  It depends. The most obvious answer is because we’re hungry.   But statistics show that this answer, while appearing obvious, is not entirely accurate.   In fact, a combination of factors, not the least of which is the overabundance of food availability in our society today, has conditioned today’s Americans to eat when we’re happy, sad, stressed, relaxed, bored, busy or just because we’re walking by the ice cream stand and it sure looks good! 

Fat; Friend Or Foe?

Fat; Friend Or Foe?

Fats, along with Carbohydrates, Proteins and Water make up the 4 Macronutrients our body needs in order to function, all of which we can get from eating a healthy diet.  

High Carb? Low Carb? What’s a Carb?

High Carb? Low Carb? What’s a Carb?

Carbs have gone through a rough time lately as Paleo and Keto diets trend and have intimated carbohydrates as part of the obesity and diabetes problem.  Suffice to say the answer to obesity and diabetes is much more complex and beyond the scope of this post so we’ll table the High Carb vs Low Carb discussion for another time.