I Changed My Mind and Lost 8 Pounds

I recently visited an Ayurvedic doctor and she bluntly stated, ‘You’re carrying excess weight for your body type, you probably have 10lbs to lose.’At first I was shocked and slightly insulted. Sister better check herself, doesn’t she know I just ran a half marathon last month? I work in the health industry, I eat cleanly and I exercise often. There is NO WAY 10 pounds can easily fall off this body....more
Hey beetsperminute, YES. I've come to terms with the fact that although I *know* how intricately ...more

Why more vitamin E might help age-related cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer's

Did you know 96% of women (and 90% of men) in the U.S. don't get enough vitamin E in their diet? It's not a vitamin or mineral that gets talked about nearly as much as, say, iron, vitamin D, calcium or vitamin C. But researchers continue to learn more about its importance....more

Not Losing Weight: Stop Doing These 3 Things

A few years ago I had to perform this 20 minute long dance in nothing but nude trunks and a bra top. Yeah, I know…cruel.Already struggling with depression, and unresolved body issues to boot, I had to get used to the fact that I’d be dancing in basically a bikini in six weeks. Needless to say, I was less than thrilled....more

Glorious Breakfast: How It Can Help You Lose Weight

Ah, breakfast. One of my three favorite meals of the day.I love getting up in the morning and allowing myself plenty of time to eat my greek yogurt with Fiber One mixed in, drink some coffee and not have to rush into my day....more

Overeating on Road Trips: Prevent It with These 4 Tips

I just got home to San Diego after a long road trip from Kansas City. The days were long and extremely boring, so what better to do than eat, right? With limited options, I was "forced" to eat Cracker Barrel, Wendy's, frosted cherry Pop Tarts, a gourmet burger joint, oh, and an apple. And that was just the first day!...more


      A recent study seemed to suggest the daily apple does not equal less doctor visits.  (Remember, 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away?')  However, once you read the study results more thoroughly it doesn't really confirm a thing!  Obviously health, and doctor visits are a more complex subject than whether we eat an apple each day.  For starters, the study didn't record what other foods people eat, if they have insurance or not, if they are generally healthy to begin with, and so on.  ...more

Fitness Foodies...

It is difficult to talk about diet, weight and health without including the topic of physical exercise.  During my dietary guidelines research, I unearthed a statistic that I have pondered over the past few weeks.USDA data reports that more than 50% of adults in the United States are not physically active. ...more

Is this the trick you need to finally learn portion control?

Portion control has always been a challenge for me. My diet is pretty good, and I usually make healthy food choices but I  can definitely overeat once I get started. And I’m at my worst when I’m facing a big portion of delicious food at restaurants. I try to stop eating but I can’t, even if I’m full. So I was really intrigued when I read about MealEnders. ...more