What Processed Food Tastes Like and How We Got Here

What Does Food Taste Like to Us, and How Did We Get Here? Yesterday I was food shopping, which I actually love to do.  My challenge was to find some sun dried tomatoes as my favorite brand seems to have vanished for the moment.  My usual brand has olive oil and not much else which I love.   It seemed everything I picked up had some kind of oil I won’t eat or sugar in it.  In fact, why would you … Continue reading

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating I thought it might be helpful to share some ideas for substitutions for your favorite processed foods to illustrate how to get started with healthy eating.  I’m very respectful of how hard it is to change eating habits as the big food companies design their “food” to be addictive and hard to resist. We make clean eating promises to ourselves, and they might last a few days.   Then the cravings for bread, sugar, … Continue reading

Perseverance…in diet and in life…it’s everything

Perseverance The topic of this post is a bit different than what I usually share.  I want to address the topic of perseverance and share a recent personal story. Perseverance relates to all aspects of our lives including health and healthy eating.  Staying on track with the best food choices is not always the easiest or the most popular way to go.  I speak from personal experience as this weekend I attended a family event with great food, not all … Continue reading

Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

New TV Episode of Thin Strong Healthy…Cod Dinner with Tomato Tapenade

Cod Dinner with Tomato Tapenade You’ll definitely want to check this out! We focus on the benefits of eating fish, but more importantly I share an easy, delicious recipe you will love!  And…you can use the sundried tomato tapenade on more than just white fish! Take a look: Let me know if you try it and if you come up with other ways to use the tapenade. I can’t tell you how good it is in or on an ommellette!  … Continue reading

Addicted to Junk Food?

Are You Addicted to Junk Food? Are you addicted to junk food? No? Let’s try a little experiment: double bacon cheeseburger … pepperoni pizza with extra cheese … doughnuts … ice cream …extra-large order of french fries … potato chips… soda…your favorite cookies… candy bars… If just reading that list of nutritionally deficient foods got your mouth watering and had you searching for your car keys to run out and grab a quick fix, you just might be addicted to … Continue reading

Aging and What You Eat – Sugar

Aging and What You Eat – Sugar Aging and what you eat…does it matter? We all would like to look and feel younger.  So many of us think it’s the luck of the draw.  Does your gene pool dictate that you will age more quickly than others?  Is your rate of aging out of your control?  The short answer is you have a lot of control over how you age, and that is very empowering!  Today we’ll look at the … Continue reading

Organic or Conventional?

Organic or Conventional? Which is better? The short answer is that organic is better for you, but we all know organic is more expensive and many of us try to stick to a budget.  This begs the question, which fruits are best purchased organic and which can be conventional? I put together a short video to give you some guidelines to help with your choices when you go grocery shopping…to help you answer the question, organic or conventional…which should I … Continue reading

Healthy, Delicious Breakfast Frittata

Healthy, Delicious Breakfast Frittata Putting a healthy delicious breakfast frittata together with a few other items will give you a great start to your day, and yesterday I posted a video showing you how to make a terrific breakfast frittata. In case you missed it, here is a link to the post with the video…believe me, it’s so delicious, you won’t want to miss it! Today I want to share with you another video I’ve put together to show you … Continue reading

How to Make Quick Breakfast Frittata

Quick Breakfast Frittata I decided to share with you how I make a delicious, easy, quick breakfast frittata without having to start from scratch.  This happened because one of my coaching clients told me I need to share more of myself with all of you; that is, more of what I eat to be healthy.  What kind of meals helped me lose the weight and the chronic depression that plagued me for years is what she wanted to know.  She … Continue reading