Here are some of the best food stories we came across this week:
- Olympic Athletes’ Calorie Consumption Varies Widely – Turns out not all athletes eat alike, even at the Olympic level – and the differences aren’t simply down gender lines. Calorie consumption appears to be largely dictated by the sport itself, with competitors in endurance sports like swimming, cycling and marathons eating up to 8,000 calories a day, while at the other end of the spectrum fencers, wrestlers and light rowers might consume as little as 1,200 calories a day to meet weight requirements. Continue reading
This month nutritionist and Clean Plates founder Jared Koch is offering weekly tips to help you meet your health goals in 2012. See tips from week 1, week 2 and week 3 and read this week’s tips below.
1. Skip Meat One Day a Week
Part of becoming healthier is learning what works best for your body, and that means experimenting to some extent with different ways of eating. Some people thrive on a vegan or vegetarian diet, while others need animal proteins. Starting this week, make it a habit to try going meat-free one day a week for a couple months, and write down how you feel. What’s your mood like? Your energy level? Do you feel heavy in your body, or light? Learn about the Meatless Monday campaign, and find healthy vegetarian restaurants in NYC and LA with our Restaurant Finder.
2. Go Nuts
Experiment with having a handful of unsalted, organic nuts as a snack throughout the day. Continue reading