When life throws you a curve, you are left with one very important choice: how you react. When you don’t get that promotion, do you react by overeating? Instead, make the choice toContinue reading...
Carnivore, omnivore, or vegetarian – is there one best way to eat for a healthier life? Out of the many hundreds of books on the topic, three deliver clear cultural and nutritional concepts in a reader-friendly way. Who has it right? Is there one best way for everyone to eat?Continue reading...
It is easy to grow, low in calories, high in nutrients, and comes in purple, white, green, and stripes. What is it? Eggplant! Even with all the varieties of eggplant, it is easy to select a good one. Look for one that...Continue reading...
Everything is set for a wonderful family picnic! Or is it? How can you make sure your beautiful fun-filled day is not spoiled by food that has gone bad? The most important thing to know isContinue reading...
As problems build, we react with mental stress that may translate into a day of chocolate and potato chips, or a major migraine. To achieve a healthier life, cultivate self-patience by learning to use your Observational MindContinue reading...
Fill the grill with the best of the summer season vegetable harvest! Use your creativity to thread colorful skewers of mixed veggies or try a new recipe. Here are a few ideas to get you startedContinue reading...
How was the produce you're eating grown? The most mindful way to know is - be the gardener! Even if you can’t bring in a bumper crop in one harvest, you can stillContinue reading...
Your mind spends quite a bit of the day engaged in commentary over the things it sees that need to change, both physically and emotionally. When the chatter is nothing but negative in tone, the degree of difficulty is significantly raised, making it harder to lose weight and become healthier. One thing that can help isContinue reading...
Log today's food and go look at the totals. Are your sodium numbers well within the normal range or astronomically high? Whether you have been told by a doctor to eat less salt or if you are just trying to eliminate a few water retention pounds, it is easy to learn to season food in new waysContinue reading...
In an Am I Hungry? Facebook poll I asked: “What are your top three triggers for overeating?” Tied for first place were boredom and stress – which ironically, are opposites – too much and not enough. In case you missed it, I covered stress in a previous article. Now let’s address boredom eating.Continue reading...
Weight loss is all about achieving a calorie balance, so if you are trying to shed a few pounds it makes sense to swap out high calorie foods for lower calorie ones. What high calorie foods should you cut out though? Smart choices would beContinue reading...
I was going home. Leaving Houston for the Mid-West, a whirlwind of activity, and no control over meal choices. Calorie dense, low nutrition food awaited. There was a way to minimize the damage and maybe even lose a few poundsContinue reading...
Does sitting down to a lunch of plainly cooked "diet" food make you long for a great big piece of sauce drenched ribs? Eating diet food may, temporarily, help you lose weight, but is it sustainable? Add flavor to make your cooking...Continue reading...
Do you live with chronic inflammation? Are you on prescription medicine and still suffer? Give the doctor a pain relief assistant and eat a few servings of these anti-inflammatory foods every dayContinue reading...
How is your day going? Are you too frazzled to think, pulled in different directions, and suffering the consequences of not doing anything the best you can? In such a state of mind, making healthy food choices will not be easy. Here's how toContinue reading...
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