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Rebecca Zeltmann

Last updated Jul 21, 2010
Rebecca Zeltmann will complete her dietetic internship at the College of Saint Elizabeth in June 2010 and will sit for the Registered Dietitian exam later this summer. She has a prior degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration where she trained in foodservice and food preparation. She is passionate about teaching nutrition through cooking and believes that healthy food can be not only easy to prepare, but also delicious.

Online tool to help me tweak my diet?

Posted by Jonathan, Jun 03, 2010.
Online tool to help me tweak my diet?
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Posted by Jonathan, Jun 03, 2010
Do you know of any free online tools to help me tweak my diet to become more healthy? Something where I can log my meals and get nutritional and caloric information as well as be presented with options for healthier alternatives.
RE: Online tool to help me tweak my diet?
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Posted by Rebecca Zeltmann, Jun 03, 2010
Hi Jonathan,

A great source of information is www.mypyramid.gov. This is a free government website that utilizes the Food Pyramid to make sure you meet all of your needs and stay within an appropriate calorie range. There is a tool on the website where you can personalize the pyramid by putting in your height, weight, age and activity level. Your personalized pyramid will tell you how many servings of each category you should aim for each day to not only maintain and/or lose weight, but to meet all of your needs to maintain optimal health. For example, if may tell you that you need to consume 6 oz of grains daily. The site has information that will explain what counts as 1 oz of grains (such as 1 slice of bread = 1 oz) and which are better choices to pick (such as whole wheat bread vs. white bread). Other tools allow you to look up foods and/or compare foods, as well as track what you eat daily and how much exercise you do.  

If you are looking for a more structured weight loss program, you can try www.sparkspeople.com. This is also a free website and it will help you determine an appropriate calorie range, as well as guide you through making lifestyle changes to lose and maintain weight loss. They also have many online tools for you to track what you eat, etc. 

Hope these are helpful ideas to get started! Let us know if you have any other questions while you are exploring.

Rebecca 

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