Are you always on a diet?? How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life

Societal Pressure Is Running Your Life, or How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life! When everyone around you is doing the same thing, it can be hard to stand apart from the crowd. It’s more normal to be on a diet these days than it isn’t. You want to be accepted; that’s normal.  The dilemma is how to stop diets from running your life! Being the person who isn’t on a diet these day actually threatens that acceptance, so … Continue reading

Are You Confused About How to Read Food Labels?

Are You Confused About How to Read Food Labels? My next live event will be held this coming Wednesday.  The topic, by request from an attendee from my November event, is how to read food labels.  I thought it was a great topic as there’s so much confusion and misinformation about how to read food labels.  I wish I could say the confusion created by food companies is unintentional… The simple fact is that the front of a package is advertising.  … Continue reading

How to Avoid the Health Risks of Yo-Yo Dieting

What are the Health Risks of Yo-Yo Dieting and How Does Chronic Dieting Affect You? How does chronic dieting affect you and what are the health risks of yo-yo dieting?  Have you given this question any thought? When dieting becomes part of who you are, you’ll find yourself caught up in yo-yo dieting. Some people think yo-yo dieting is what happens when someone loses a lot of weight, gains it back and then loses it again.  Yo-yo dieting is actually … Continue reading

Chronic Dieting…has constant dieting become a part of your life?

Has Dieting Become Part of Who You Are?  Are you Addicted to Chronic Dieting? Are you addicted to chronic dieting? Has dieting become part of who you are? Everywhere you turn, you see advice on how to lose weight. You see tried and true diets touted from the front covers of magazines. Fad diets are heralded as the next new weight loss miracle. You see these things because we live in a diet culture. If you put twenty people together … Continue reading

Apple Cider Vinegar…I Love It! See How It Can Help You Feel Healthier!

Apple Cider Vinegar These days you hear a lot about the benefits of using apple cider vinegar whether it’s as a diluted drink or used in salad dressing. A friend sent me an interesting article I thought you would enjoy.  I can’t say the author’s experience jives with mine as I am a big fan of apple cider vinegar! In the article she wrote, ”Maybe I drank it too fast, but after each glass of ACV-infused water, I felt like … Continue reading

Cuisinart Work Bowl…my new kitchen toy is a great little machine!

Cuisinart Work Bowl I have to share my favorite new kitchen toy with you (my Cuisinart Work Bowl…)  Actually, it’s a great piece of kitchen equipment, but it’s also fun to use, so that’s where the “toy” part kicks in.  I do love my gadgets! I saw this one on Hubert Keller’s cooking show on Create a few weeks ago.   You know when something catches your attention, you’re suddenly aware of it and see it everywhere?  That’s what happened with … Continue reading

Plain Vanilla is Boring…or is it? Read on to find out what vanilla can do for you!

Vanilla is Boring… Is vanilla just vanilla…  Vanilla is boring and plain…or is there more to it than we think? Vanilla has a lot of benefits you may not be aware of, and like so many foods, it’s not always easy to find it in its best form.  Here are a few bits of information you may find surprising! The vanilla bean is the fruit of the vanilla plant, which is actually a climbing orchid and was discovered about 400 … Continue reading

Broccoli – Easy and Tasty…It can be an amazing side dish!

Broccoli – Easy and Tasty I love broccoli; it’s good for you, so we eat it frequently.  Always fresh, and always organic… My tastes are simple.  I come from a family that ate a very bland English-style diet.  Meat, chicken or fish, a very well cooked (or often overcooked) vegetable and potato or rice.  No sauces, no spices. My husband Rob’s family ate a very Mediterranean diet.  Lots of flavors, sauces and spices.  Living and cooking with Rob has been … Continue reading

GMOs and labeling – one company is heading in the right direction…

GMOs and labeling I admit it…I can be a little intense at times.  I know there are those of you out there who are saying “at times?”  When it comes to the topic of healthy eating, GMOs and labeling, all bets are off! One of the greatest compliments I ever received was from a former manager, still a friend, who said that I “don’t suffer fools”.  I value that, and I hope it defines me now and for my life … Continue reading

Omega-3 fatty acids – why are they so important?

Omega-3 fatty acids All this information about healthy fats and omega this and omega that can be so confusing! Research indicates omega-3 fatty acids may improve depression, and that they improve cognitive brain function.  Your brain is largely made of fat, so making healthy fat a regular part of your diet is critical to your long term health, both mental and physical. How do you get your omega-3 fatty acids and why are they so important to your health in our … Continue reading