The Last Word: What Are You Eating?
group magazine: September-October, 2011
Ready for a nap after just one youth group game? Have you recently noticed some big mood swings? Feeling sluggish and just not as mentally sharp as you'd like to be? Maybe it's your diet.
After asking around, we found this to be an average youth worker's average diet for one average week. If your diet is anywhere close to this you might want to try some of the suggestions by our in-house athlete, Craig DeMartino.
Mountain Dew©—110 calories
Mac & Cheese—207 calories
Brewed coffee—5 calories
Blended coffee—300-500 calories
Chipotle© burrito with sour cream and cheese—1035 calories
Two slices of cheese & pepperoni pizza—594 calories.
French fries—570 calories and 330 mg of salt.
Big Mac©—590 calories.
Chicken sandwich—550 calories.
One Snickers©—271 calories
Cut down on the carbs. Drink more water. No more candy. Cut your fast-food intake in half and in a year cut it out completely. One less Starbucks visit a week means you can spend that $5-$7 at ricebowls.org.
No more Mountain Dew, Monster, Red Bull...Drink more water.
Check out whole9life.com for menus and other resources for a healthier lifestyle.
Try out these apps on your mobile device to help keep you disciplined.
• Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock: an alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase.
• Calorie Tracker: achieve your diet and fitness goals. A Livestrong.com diet and fitness tracker.