Eat Right America

I just got mildly scammed. The last time I was in Whole Foods I saw a sign for a program called Eat Right America. I logged in to see what it was all about. You have to fill out all these personal questions—age, race, weight, etc. These items do have to do with health so it seems reasonably valid. Then you answer all of these questions about what you eat and they come back with some very basic feedback like you need to incorporate more vegetables and you need to eat one big salad per day. Who doesn’t?

For some reason I expected that I would get a more personalized eating plan based on what I eat now and what I am lacking. What they got was a lot of good information about my eating habits that they can use for sales and marketing, and what I got in return was a very generic report and a couple of recipes. The recipes weren’t even geared toward me. They are the same for everyone.

It seems like a brilliant scam for them to find out a lot of information about their shoppers without providing much useful information in […]

Eat Right America2017-09-12T19:31:56-04:00

More Food on Display

Taking pictures of your food really helps you to see your food. That sounds silly, but I’m realizing how repetitive my diet is. This morning I planned to have eggs, but didn’t have time to make them. My diet is repetitive because that is easy. I love to cook, but don’t have a lot of time to make incredible meals. I also don’t like waste so I eat a lot of left overs. So I’m not sure how much I’ll change, but it’s good to know. I tend to go through phases. In the winter I’ll eat a lot of oatmeal. In the summer, more cereal or smoothies. I get in a humus phase or a tuna phase.

Wednesday, 3/17

Exercise: None
Breakfast: Oatmeal again with a little all natural cranberry juice (this means no sugar is added so I put about 1 part cranberry juice to 1-million parts water to dilute it)
Snack: Granola Bar
Lunch: Goat Cheese Salad (again–see pic from yesterday) with Cinnamon Spice Tea (not pictured)
Dinner: Pre-made meal from Whole Foods: Chicken, asparagus, spiced potatoes
Snack: Nutella on Banana, followed by another […]

More Food on Display2017-09-12T19:35:26-04:00