my taco salad vs taco bell taco salad!

Welcome to Thinking on Thursday! As part of my bringing awareness to fast food vs home cooked foods series, today I am comparing my homemade taco salad to a Taco Bell Taco Salad. Now I took the nutrition information from Calorie King website. There were two different types of salads, one had 904 calories, so […]

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portion distortion: sodium plus updates

Happy Mindful Monday! It was a whopper of a weekend and I am happy to not have to work again until Friday. My facility has been basically Covid free for a whole year, and then it happened. Yep, a Covid outbreak. I tested negative both days as we now can’t even enter the building without […]

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Portion distortion: potato chips

Did you know that potato chips are America’s #1 snack food, raking in billions of dollars in profits every year? News alert I love potato chips! I have always loved them ever since I was a teenager. You probably do too. They are easy to pack in a lunch with a sandwich, and a quick […]

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Portion distortion: Alcohol

So ya’ll know it is New Year’s this week, right? While most people may not have, or go to a party, they might choose to have a small family event at their homes. Below you will see a ton of videos on alcohol and how it effects the body. Because, I have CKD and I […]

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Portion distortion: The humble potato, plus gift idea #7 for people with CKD

Welcome back! I have not done a Portion Distortion post in a while. Follow me on Pinterest. So, I thought today I would focus on the humble potato. Potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrition. Now, I know you are going to say they are very high in potassium, so not good for CKD, and they […]

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My Meatless week in review and pizza portion distortion

Today is the last day of my week. So, how did I do? I actually followed it without difficulty. I did cheat one day and had a tiny portion of pork. I couldn’t help it, it smelled so good. As far as my CKD goes, I became concerned after about day 3 when I started […]

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portion distortion: Ice Cream!

Happy Monday! Welcome back to a new Portion Distortion topic. This time it is ice cream. Portion Distortion topics are part of my Mindful Eating topics to raise awareness of the foods we eat. Everybody loves ice cream. Well, unless you are lactose intolerant then you might not love ice cream. Ice cream is not […]

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portion distortion: Halloween candy!

Ah Halloween week! All that candy your kiddos may collect. What is your favorite? Do you know what a portion size is, calories, carbs, fat etc per each serving? All this week I will try to stick to Halloween themes. My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter pumpkins. The ones in the image are […]

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Portion distortion: coffee creamer

Welcome back to another portion distortion post. If you are counting carbs, trying to lose weight, or just want to reduce your daily sugar intake then you should know about coffee creamer. I love iced coffee! More so in the hot Summer months, than the Winter months. I love McDonalds Frappe, but at over 600 […]

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portion distortion: How Have portions changed through the years?

If you have been following along and reading any of my portion distortion posts, then you already know the American/Western diet is way out of portion. I have been researching diet topics not just for this blog, but also for a Nutrition course I am creating for my teenage daughter. I was a teenager in […]

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