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Need some help please

So I grew up never eating healthy. I have recently been eating smaller portions, cut out fast food and sodas. But I don't know how to cook healthy. Any websites or cookbooks that can teach me??

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vjoaquin

Asked by vjoaquin at 1:41 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • you should watch TV shows that show you how to cook healthy and they also teach you why its healthy like Foodnetwork, yes they have a site but watching someone make things is more eye catching then looking at recipes on the net.
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 1:44 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Do you know which show or shows?
    vjoaquin

    Comment by vjoaquin (original poster) at 1:47 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • well the one i watch most is on the Food channel. idk what that channel is for you. i have dishnetwork or whatever so i'd be in the hundreds.
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 1:49 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • i guess i would go with rachael ray and ina garten and sandra lee and guy. paula deen does use a lot of fat it seems
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 1:50 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I meant the name of the show not the channel, sorry.
    vjoaquin

    Comment by vjoaquin (original poster) at 1:52 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • lol its ok i realized that after i posted it
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 1:53 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Thank You.
    vjoaquin

    Comment by vjoaquin (original poster) at 1:54 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • rachael ray seems to use more complicated items and giada is very italian. there's tons more people out there...oh the neely's are great too. you'd have to look around.
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 1:55 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Weight watchers cookbooks and website would have good information at least concerning eating a balanced diet, choosing food groups, and portion control. They would also have healthy cooking suggestions.
    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 2:38 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Yes - there are tons! Start with Food Network and go from there. Several things to remember. Cooking from scratch is much more healthy and cheaper than to purchase processed food products. Eat right for your type. Everybody is wired differently and there is no "one eating plan fits all". If you have a family, you have to prepare foods that they will eat, or you waste your time. Being careful about the fats and carbs will have long lasting health benefits. Basic healthy portions - meat or protein serving, the size of a deck of cards - same with the carb. Fruits and vegetables - double it and have two at each meal. Raw packs in more nutrition that cooked. Things have to have flavor - not just salt - real flavor that comes from quality ingredients and nack for seasoning properly. Always taste before serving. Check with your doctor or local hospital and see if they have classes through the nutrition department.
    mrslabel

    Answer by mrslabel at 3:07 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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