I just though I'd answer a couple questions that were highlighted during a Twitter Chat and sponsored by the Healthcentral.com network.
1. Do nutrition labels influence what you buy at the grocery store? Yeah, I like to know what I'm getting. I think a person would be unwise not to know what's in the food they are eating. 2. Do you track or journal what you eat? If so, how? No. I do, however, keep a mental note of what I eat. I am not the kind of person who likes to keep track of things. If I'm going to be sitting at a computer, or with a tablet, I will would prefer to be writing like I am now. 3. What food did you think was healthy but found out it wasn't? This has never happened. I used to eat bean burritos because I thought I was getting both a carb and a protein, but then I learned beans are a carb and not a protein. However, that's a minor thing. 4. What healthy substitutes have you made when it comes to “unhealthy” or “cheat” foods? If I'm in a "dieting" mode I usually prefer to eat popcorn cooked in the microwave with no oil (I make my own popcorn, not the store bought stuff). But you can also buy 2.5 grams of fat popcorn at the store. I think this makes for a great snack. I also like to eat pickles, fruits, vegetables. I also think it's okay to have a fat free jello or pudding, so long as you don't overdo it.