Put and End to Diabetes

“For diabetics,optimal health is not achieved by eating less to lose weight. Rather, diabetics have to make a big commitment not only to forming better eating habits but also to eating the right foods to healp the body heal.” – The End of Diabetes, by Dr. Joel Fuhrman...more

An Apology to Your Body

In a very moving open letter to all of her former weight loss clients, Your Fairy Angel states all the things she wished she had said years ago to the people who asked for her help in losing weight. From the women who were given too little to eat to the girls who were brought to the center by their mothers, she apologizes to each of them; and it serves as a wake up call to all of us that we need to take a step back and make sure that we are eating in a healthy way that respects our bodies' needs. We need to realize that our bodies are enough, and they don't need to be constantly molded.  And most importantly, we need to listen to our bodies when they talk to us, and have our body's voice be louder than all the experts out there. ...more
Hey there, Melissa! Thanks for bringing "Your Fairy Angel's" change of heart to my attention. ...more

My Whole30 Diary: Day 2 recap.

Day 2 was another good day. When I woke up, it was still dark, and a big thunderstorm was on the forecast for the morning. I almost skipped the long bike ride I had promised myself, but then I thought better of it. I ate a banana, put a raincoat on, and I was off!...more

My Whole30 Diary: Day 1 recap.

My Whole30 Day 1 is complete. That wasn’t so hard, now was it?...more

ms.equality's search for "lifestyle changes"

So, I can't believe it has been 4 months since I've posted.  In that time, we've had the AMAZING SCOTUS decision declaring a portion of DOMA unconstitutional!!!!  I don't think I have ever been so excited.  In my eyes, even though we live in Virginia, my partner Nicky and I are MARRIED.  The federal government has accepted this proposition by allowing me to apply for and receive federal health benefits for Nicky (and the health benefit card came to our house with amazing speed)....more

Research shows brain's addiction to processed carbs is real

A new study gave 12 obese and overweight people milkshakes. All had the same number of calories, the same sweetness and the same taste, but one of the two types of milkshakes had high-glycemic carbs, while the other had low-glycemic carbs....more

Why James Gandolfini's death scares me

Stay Fabulous,Stacey Grant...more

Older overweight women who lose weight improve their memory

This is good news! Lose weight and get some memory skills back. The women in this study had an average age of 61, but maybe it applies other ages as well. And after these women dieted, the activity in their brains actually changed. This was visible on MRIs. The women were split into 2 groups; one group followed the Caveman Diet, and the other followed the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations. Both groups lost weight and both saw memory improvements. Here's the article: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/262073.php...more

Low-Fat Scalloped Potatoes

It may be Fathers Day soon, but it's us mothers who have to look good in a bathing suit!  What is it about guys that makes them not care that the old Speedo doesn't look as good at 50 as it did at 20?  I dunno, but I've seen enough beer guts slopping over the top of swimming trunks at the beach to last me a lifetime!  Anyway moms, here's a low-fat version of an old favorite for your Father's Day BBQ this weekend - Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes!  It's easy to make, and you'll never miss those calories!  Enjoy it with your favorite glass of chilled Chardonnay this weekend...more

Feeling down? Reach for these 7 mood-boosting foods

How we feel (depressed, anxious, sad) is affected by the chemicals in our brain. If you know what to eat, you can balance those chemicals to keep your mood more stable (and positive) in many cases.Here are some of the best foods to reach for to improve your mood:1. Lentils. Depressed people often have low folic acid. Lentils are high in folic acid.2. Brazil nuts. Depressed people sometimes have low levels of selenium. Raw Brazil nuts chave selenium.3. Avocado. Great source of folic acid and Vimain E....more