Also on the site you'll find lots of tips and nutrition guidelines about topics like body fat, fruit and vegetable consumption, reducing sodium intake, and eating a variety of complex carbs. For instance, by clicking on the area about fruits and vegetables, I learned that the latest guidelines issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services suggests that we eat 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of veggies each day (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Even those who eat a total of 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables a day have only half the risk of cancer of those who eat less than a cup a day. They also combat other serious conditions like heart disease, obesity, stroke, diabetes, etc. Considering all those things run in my family, I'm going to make a concerted effort to up my fruit and veggie intake. The page linked above also has a nice chart of fruits and veggies, what they contain, and how they help your body and overall health. There are also tips about how to add fruits and veggies to your daily diet.
Calorie intake: 1,200
Exercise: 35 minutes mowing
Good news: As of this morning's weigh-in, I've lost 6.2 pounds. And that's within the month since I started this blog. Yay!