What is the Skinny on Fat? Here are 10 Facts about Fat…

10 Facts about Fat Confused about fat?  Who isn’t?? Don’t eat fat; do eat fat; don’t eat this fat, but that fat is good for you…I have a blog post to share (below) from one of the best functional medicine doctors with 10 facts about fat that will help you begin to understand. I’m sorry to say I bought into the low fat/fat free craze of years ago and am trying to make up for it now by eating good, … 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

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

Sadness or Depression

Sadness or Depression Many of us who struggle with depression wonder if we are truly dealing with sadness or depression. There is a difference.  With depression, many aspects of our lives can be affected.  They included sleep patterns, inability to sleep, changes in eating patterns and habits, disinterest in things that you used to enjoy and so on. Sadness can be a normal part of life, and people who are not depressed are sad from time to time.  We are … Continue reading

Depression and Courage

depression and courage

Depression and Courage…Living with Depression Requires Courage Depression and courage – Living as a depressed person requires tremendous courage and tremendous energy.   Functioning on a daily basis and keeping up with a world that is not depressed is a challenge that is not for the faint of heart.  If you are depressed or think you may be struggling with depression, give yourself a break.  Yours is not an easy road, but it is one that is shared by many; … Continue reading

All About Garlic – Learn from Lidia

Mmmm…Garlic!  In the video below, Lidia Bastianich gives us the run down on garlic.  It’s worth the minute or so to learn about this wonderful food from her. If you check out my recipes for main and side dishes, you’ll notice that most of them have garlic as an ingredient.  That’s because it’s so good for you! Lidia Bastianich is my favorite chef.  I’ve learned so much from watching her.  No drama, just great common sense cooking all the time. … Continue reading

Michael B. Jordan and “Creed” How Eating Affects How You Look

Michael B. Jordan and “Creed”… What You Eat Really Does Affect How You Look on the Outside Check out this article on what Michael B. Jordan ate to prepare for his role in “Creed”.  It really illustrates how what you eat affects how you look! I think the more important takeaway from this is that you have the power to look and feel better by making good food choices. Aside from wanting to know what was in the protein shake (they can have … Continue reading