The Ancient Paths Family Farm

Getting Back to Basics in Health and Nutrition

Archive for February, 2008

Some Changes

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on February 19, 2008

My regular readers will notice some changes to this blog.  Many entries have been removed and others edited.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to comment or contact me via e-mail.

I will be writing soon about the benefits of grass fed beef and lamb in a short while.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

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Interactive Nutritional Resources

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on February 5, 2008

I have just added a new category of links today – Interactive Nutritional Resources. The first link is for My Pyramid, which is sponsored by the USDA and based on the food guide pyramid. At that site you can enter your age, sex, weight, height and activity level and after clicking “submit” you will be given your own “Pyramid Plan” that details how much of each kind of food you should consume. For example, I am told I should have 6 ounces of grains, 2.5 cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruit, 3 cups of milk and 5.5 ounces of meat/beans from a 2,000 calorie per day diet. The page is full of tips and suggestions for how to accomplish this.

My Pyramid

The second link is based on the same information, it is called My Pyramid Tracker . I have used this site several times over several years and I have enjoyed it. The site helps track your food intake and physical activity and will show when you have met your nutritional goals, based on the information provided (similar to the information provided for the My Pyramid site). This site is much like a diet and activity journal. To use the site, you will register and then enter the specific information (age, weight, height, activity level, etc) and then enter how much of what kinds of food you consumed that day as well as your activity level. The results will show what areas you are lacking in, nutritionally, as well as what areas you are exceeding the suggested limits in. It is quite helpful. If done regularly it will show a graph of your results so you can see how you’re doing over a period of time.

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