Author: jane

Daily Chart 2 – numbers for each of us to shoot for

Ok, so I know I said I wasn’t going to calculate different numbers for Dave and me, but after looking at the food journals and where we are now, I think I should try.  Here’s where we’re at (yes Dave, I’m showing it) These are the averages I calculated from the week of food journaling.  If I base my numbers on 2000 calories I would be increasing the number and I might end up even fatter.  So I think I will have to adjust a little.  This is what I think we are going to shoot for with the...

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Daily Chart 1 – numbers to shoot for

Back to figuring out some number goals to try to eat a little healthier.  Considering what Dave and I currently eat (bad yes, I know) and based on what I have found an the Heart Association web site, health.gov, Wikipedia, and a few other random sources I have come up with the following.  (Note:  I am not recommending this, as I am not an expert, this is just what Dave and I are gonna shoot for) Numbers to shoot for:   Daily Total calories 2000 Total fat less than  65 g saturated fat less than 11-20 grams cholesterol less...

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Found a Sugar number

The sugar number.  I did some more poking around and found a source that says to stay under 37 grams of added sugar.  As it is “added sugar”, right or wrong, I am going to assume that the natural sugar in say an apple does not count.  The government site lists protein at 46 to 56 grams per day and 4700mg of potassium.  From what I’ve read thus far, I think the big things to concentrate on are Saturated Fat, Calories, Sodium, and Added Sugar.  You kind of get a lot of – fat bad, salt bad, sugar bad...

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Found a salt number

Now back to the Heart Association web site, hopefully a bit more easy to use information. www.heart.org Click, click, click, click, click… ok so I previously found that for a 2000 calorie a day diet you should stay under 13 grams of saturated fat.  Also I found that you should try to stay under 300 milligrams of cholesterol.  The Heart Association site recommends that you stay under 1500 mg of sodium.  (The government site listed sodium at 2300 mg, but I think we’ll go with the heart healthy)  The Heart Association has a page about sugar, but it basically...

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Note to Self: Eat Less than Dave

Continuing on the quest for healthier pot roast I need to figure out what to shoot for in terms of numbers.  I suppose I need to first know what the total daily goals should be.  Back to research mode. First I find a government web site www.health.gov  Looks promising, there’s a link called “dietary guidelines”.  It says it’s “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice.”  That’s what we’re looking for, right? I go to Read the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans online.   Now it says “The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help...

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Pot Roast – Jane’s Way

Now that I’m done with my little food fight tantrum (for now) back to the task of trying to figure out how to eat healthier.  Again we don’t want to go on a diet, but in some ways it almost seems like it would be easier, since there would be instructions or guidelines already set up top follow. So where were we before the potato incident?  Oh yes, looking into making a dish I already make, but try to figure out how to make it healthier.  I start with pot roast since it’s one of my favorites.  Here’s the...

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