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Iron deficiency is the world's most common nutritional disorder. As many as two billion people have anaemia, mainly from not getting enough iron in their diet, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). So, other than eating more iron-rich foods, another good way to increase iron intake is to cook foods in a cast iron pan.
Depending on who you ask, we're either eating "too much" protein, or we need protein shake after protein shake just to build a little muscle or lose weight. The truth isn't either of these. Some of us may need more, while others get more than enough — but more isn't necessarily harmful. Here's how to figure it all out.
It's not hard to develop a basic diet and exercise plan the you can stick to over the years, but fine-tuning your progress offers a different set of challenges — often in the form of maths. BodyBuilding.com put together a series of calculators to do the hard work for you so you can figure out exactly what you need to do to meet your health and fitness goals.
You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you've had, then calculate the number of calories you've burned to offset them. But this actually hurts your weight loss efforts (and sanity) more than it helps. Here's why you shouldn't rely on "calories in" and "calories out".
iOS/Android: Pancakes, burrito bowls and pizza sound good after a tiring workout, but it can be a challenge to eat out without blowing up your eating plan. FindMyMacros is a mobile app that helps you stay on track by figuring out which foods to eat based on your calorie and macronutrient goals.
Android: Eat This Much, the previously mentioned meal planning app that automatically generates menus and shopping lists for you, used to be iOS only. Now it's available for Android too, and it's brought some useful new features along for the ride.
Diet and exercise are both important parts of a weight loss plan, but kilojoule or calorie counting apps are only good at tracking half of the equation: diet. Logging your activities can skew your sense of how many kilojoules you should be eating.
Dear Lifehacker, I have a coworker who swears by meal replacement shakes. I was shocked to see that her brand of choice cost over $150 per container! Is there any reason to believe these shakes are actually helping her? Better yet, are there other options I could convince her to use instead? I'm worried she's drinking the Kool-Aid of a very expensive fad.
Following a healthy diet can be hard. From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic. These automatic choices — dubbed "mindless eating" by some experts — happen when we eat and drink without consciously considering what kind of or how much food to consume. We'll keep eating from a bowl of chips past the point of fullness simply because they're in front of us.
It's good to be able to estimate food measurements. Two tablespoons of peanut butter makes a lump the size of a ping-pong ball or, if you prefer, an Eos lip balm. But that doesn't mean a serving is what you should eat.