Nikki's Nutrition

Sunday, December 10, 2006

You On a Diet...

For a while now, I have been a fan of the books that Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written. They have a new one out and it's great! I wouldn't call it a diet. I'd call it a way of eating. If you haven't heard of this book yet, go to your local bookstore and sit and browse through it for a few minutes. I think you will be impressed.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Pregnancy and Nutrition

I've been doing some research on what I should be eating now that I am eating for two. I suspect I should just try to eat as much unprocessed food as possible and keep taking my vitamins...

Send me links if any of you find pages on pregnancy and nutrition. Thanks!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Organic Cooking

Might find some new cooking ideas on the links found here...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Back to Nutrition

I've been busy and preoccupied... and uninspired as of late when it comes to nutrition, but I am ready to put some more energy into it now...

I watched an episode of Oprah that featured Dr. Oz and some suggestions for health and wellness...

Here are some tips for fitness from Dr. Oz:

The "YOU Docs"—Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen—say we're the fattest country in the world because of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles. It doesn't have to be that way, though. They say you can get your health back on track in a mere 90 days with their lifestyle suggestions.

YogaAccording to Dr. Oz, yoga helps improve strength and flexibility and can also help control blood pressure and regulate breathing and heart rate.

Walk Every DayDr. Roizen says you absolutely must walk at least 30 minutes every day. "There's a hurricane? You walk 30 minutes a day," he says. "Earthquake—30 minutes a day. Tornado—30 minutes a day. Snowstorm—30 minutes a day."

DietAs Dr. Roizen says, "food is medicine." For example, a recipe for whole wheat pizza dough with tomato paste can help dramatically reduce your risk of cancer. Dr. Oz also says that salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that can stabilize your heartbeat, lower blood pressure and help you to live longer.

Exercise and Weight TrainingStretching, weight-lifting and crunches should all be incorporated into your fitness routine. "A lot of folks think about how fast they run, but you've got to stay limber," Dr. Oz says. "You've got to do some weight training." According to Dr. Oz, the average 30-year-old woman should be able to do 45 bent-leg push-ups (and five fewer every following decade of her life), and the average 30-year-old man should be able to do 35 regular pushups (and five fewer every following decade of his life). "Those should be national benchmarks," Dr. Oz says.

They also had advice about eating right. Please check the above link for more information. I'll probably post more on this site in the coming days... :)

Saturday, March 25, 2006


I found this funny cartoon and thought I'd put it on my nutrition blog...

It's ok to drink beer... but it counts as carbs...

Monday, March 20, 2006

Food Pyramid for Diabetics

Found this and thought it looked pretty good, except that Patrick can't have dairy...

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Meals for Patrick

I thought it might be helpful for those of you who cook for Patrick, if I posted a few ideas for cooking for him...

2 eggs and 1 egg white
4 oz Canadian bacon
a handfull of diced mixed vegetables
1 piece of whole grain toast (or two if it's low carb)
sugar free jelly
Benecol spread
4 oz orange juice

2 pieces of low carb whole grain bread
5 oz turkey or lean roast beef lunch meat
low fat mayo
raw spinach or mixed greens (not lettuce)
red peppers
1/2 avacado
14 baby carrots
sugar free jello
sugar free cool whip
a handfull of almonds

6 oz grilled chicken breast
spinach salad with mixed vegetables
1 slice of whole grain toast
steamed asparagus with lemon juice and olive oil
sauteed red peppers

Alternative Supper
6 oz lean beef (grilled)
grilled red peppers
4 oz dry whole wheat pasta
8 oz spaghetti sauce
mixed greens salad
red onion
goat cheese