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It’s not a coincidence that there are a myriad of sports. Whether you’d rather go at it yourself or love the camaraderie of a team the benefits of taking up sports always outweigh the costs. Yet, the amount benefited from the sport depends on the intensity, amount of time spent and weight.
Surprised to hear golf burns almost as many calories as baseball? Surprised how many calories you can burn while sitting? I know, sitting isn’t a sport, but it’s still worth mentioning the amount of calories burned!
By: Nikki Nies
Adequate nutrition and optimal exercise is only successful when in conjunction with adequate hydration. While using bottled Poland Spring or generic store brand water bottles can be used as a gauge of how much water you’re drinking per day, as we know, it’s 16.9 ounces, what if you don’t want an entire water bottle? What if you want to partake in more sustainable practices and not add to the elusive amount of waste we have already created and accumulated? Glass cups and measuring cups are great addition to any household or individual that wants to quickly track liquid intake. Especially the MeasureGlass created by Mr. Rob Jones.
The concept behind MeasureGlass is great! As we all know, the size and width of glasses are all different, but by observing a concrete number of how many ounces you’re drinking per day limits future headaches! I know my competitive side comes out when I can visually see how many ounces I’ve had within a given time period instead of drinking from an ungraved glass.
MeasureGlass is sturdy and microwavable safe. Additionally, there’s no need to rummage through your cabinets to find appropriate measuring cups as the glass’ measurements don’t wear off with use. It’s worth noting that without a pouring spout, pouring liquids can get messy, so keep a towel nearby.
Future recommendations I have for MeasureGlass include the offering more than just the 10.25 ounce glass. I personally would prefer a glass that is a solid 2 cups/16 ounces, which is easier to track how much I have drank throughout the day. Adding up 10.25 ounces times 4 times throughout the day isn’t as quick of mental math for me as 16 ounces times 2. The offer of larger sizes of MeasureGlass could be a great way to expand the product as well. I would be more likely to use a 32 ounce glass as I tend to be on the go. With that said, a glass lid would be a positive addition as I don’t want the glass spilling water all over my car.
I have also noticed that it can be hard to see the engraved measurements, so future MeasureGlasses might use red, black or blue writing measurements for the glass’ measurements to stand out more against milk or other nonwhite liquids. MeasureGlass helps one track liquid intake by measuring out the amount of liquid one wants to drink at that moment, with manually tallying of consumption required.
MeasureGlass has a lot of potential and I appreciate the founder, Rob Jones’ initiative and contribution to the nutrition and health industry. You can purchase the MeasureGlass directly from the website and/or from Amazon for $14.95! Have you tried MeasureGlass yourself? What tips do you have for consumers to best utilize their MeasureGlass?
Disclosure Agreement: Review of MeasureGlass was due to compensation from the company’s whose products were reviewed. We Dish Nutrition tested each product thoroughly and gives high marks to only the very best. Opinions expressed at We Dish Nutrition are our own.
Disclosure Agreement: Review was due to compensation from the company’s whose products were reviewed. We Dish Nutrition tested each product thoroughly and gives high marks to only the very best. Opinions expressed at We Dish Nutrition are our own.
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By: Nikki Nies
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At the intersection of science, technology, history, culture and the environment, we’re exploring the global relationship between what we eat and why.
By: Nikki Nies
There used to be a time when dining out was limited to only special occasions. Fast forward to present day and families eat out because it’s Tuesday or because it is easier to grab a meal on the run. Yet, with the rise of dining out, in 1999, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association published a study reporting that the more frequently women dined out, the higher the intake of total calories, fat and sodium. With restaurants serving large portions, finishing all that is served and justifying frequent splurges of higher fat, calorie menu selections, moderation of such meals is needed to stay trim while enjoying vacation.
Still, making arrangements and reservations for vacation can be anything, but relaxing. Sometimes we need a vacation from a vacation as all the planning is exhausting. Rather than eliminating vacation from schedule entirely, a relaxing beach vacation where lounging and recharging are the scheduled activities can be sometimes what is most needed. Yet, before jetting off to the beach resort, make sure to use some of the below tips to stay trim while on vacation, returning much happier and relaxed!
- Instead of equating dining out as an opportunity for carte blanche, remove the concept of obtaining ‘indulgences’ solely from food and instead focus on indulging in a mystery book, massage or quality time with the family. When redirecting indulgences to other great experiences in life, it will become easier not to overindulge in calories!
- Order half sized portions, appetizers, share entrees or opt to take leftovers home for tomorrow’s meal.
- Don’t be afraid to ask to ‘have it your way.” Restaurants are moreaccustomed to guests requesting (easy) modifications to dishes. For example, it’s not unheard of to ask for dressings, sauces and/or gravies on the side or for part of the meal to be “doggy bagged.”
- Aim to “eat in” once a day! Staying in for breakfast or eating last night’s doggy bagged meal can save calories and dollars. Bringing along some low sugar oatmeal, cereal and/or breakfast bars can do the trick too or head to the local market to keep fresh fruit on hand for breakfast and snacks.
- Sample delectable foods in “moderation” instead of feasting. Keeping treats to once a day allows one to enjoy the “local” food while maintaining desired weight.
- Take advantage of surroundings and go for a morning run on the beach or afternoon hike. Take every opportunity to sightsee via walking. The friction from the sand can increase intensity if desired.
- The mini bar in room is the start of many guilty extra snacks and drinks! Hide the key or keep the fridge closed to limit temptation and overindulgence.
- Traveling can be dehydrating. Add a few days in the sun and water requirements increase exorbitantly. When possible, keep ice cold bottles of water stocked in r fridge and have some water on hand when out. Also, keep the triple digit calorie drinks at bay with unsweetened hot or cold tea, coffee, sparkling water, club soda or by adding some lemon or lime to ice water. Enjoying a drink or two is expected, but keep in mind each alcoholic drink can add an extra 150-450 calories and added sugar.
- Take on the challenge of ‘5 a Day.’ Daily, make every effort to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables. These efforts will aid in meeting daily fruits and vegetables quota and make one more satisfied with the added fiber.
- Go easy on the condiments. For example, half of the fat in Arby’s Southwest Chicken Wrap or Ultimate BLT Wrap comes from the ranch sauce or mayo. Limit intake of creamy sauces or soups, opting for ketchup, marinara, mustard or BBQ sauce, which tend to be less than 25 calories per serving.
- Take advantage of the abundant amounts of seafood from the nearby ocean! Seafood is a delectable way to get your weekly dose of fish that are high in omega 3 fatty acids. Make sure to order grilled or non buttered fishes as they are lower in fat and calories than the fried or battered dishes.
For your next beach trip, keep these tips in mind so you can have your cake and eat some fruits and vegetables too.