Ok, here's some more interesting information I found in a magazine. I know that there are studies done every 10 minutes and researchers change their minds about things every other day but I still find it interesting.
This is about Calcium:
A British Journal of Nutrition study found that overweight women who took 1200 mg of calcium a day lost 13 lbs more in 15 weeks than those who got a placebo. The researchers speculate that calcium makes you feel full, so that you don't overeat.
Then it goes on to say that they recommend 1000 mg of calcium a day, split into 2 doses as your body can't absorb more than 500 mg. at a time. I take my One a Day Womens, in the morning and then a Calcium with Vitamin D at night. I'm not trying to plug vitamins, I just thought it was interesting.
Incidentally, these are the only vitamin supplements that I take. I believe that a balanced diet is essential and is more important, as God didn't create the Multivitamin pill. I have only been taking vitamins regularly for the last 2 years and I have to say, despite having 3 kids, plus 10,000 daycare kids, I have been the healthiest the last 2 years than I ever have. Healthiest as far as colds and flu's. I've barley had the sniffles this year and last year just had a very minor cold, at the most. Whether this is due to the vitamins or not, who knows.
Breakfast = 175
Snack = 100
Lunch = 325
Dinner = 350
Total = 1100 calories