Two Ways to Increase Willpower: The Easy Way and The Hard Way

I have a feeling you will end up picking the Hard Way. I don’t know why, but I have found that most people just do.  Before I explain each way to increase your willpower, I want you to think about an area in which your willpower is weak.  Think of a food that when you have it in the house you always find yourself eating too much of it.  Maybe it’s the box of Oreos.  You say you’ll have just one, but then you eat 2, then 3, and then you stop counting.  The box of 24 you said would last 2 weeks lasts 2 days....more

Is There A Magic Pill For Weight Loss?

During an insomnia jag a few years ago, I caught a late night infomercial for Exercise In A Bottle.  Essentially you take the pill and it has all the benefits of exercise, including weight loss.  My first thought is: I can’t believe they are hiding this game-changing uber-revolution in 3am programming!  They even got Steve Garvey, former professional baseball player and MVP to be pitchman.  (Dear Steve: Really?)  In a *shocking* twist of events, the FTC banned the company from marketing the product due to false claims and forced them to pay ...more

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9 Foods that are believed to help save your memory

I ran across this article on Although there's no proof, researchers think that these nine foods help keep your brain healthy. You can read the entire article here:,,20434658,00.htmlI'm listing them here in case you don't want to read the entire piece:1. Oil-based salad dressings: I love Ranch dressing but I try to use balsamic vinagrette now. Apparently these dressings are high in Vitamin E, which appears to protect neurons in the brain....more


I'm easing into this whole self-examination thing: For a few years now, I have been increasingly pursuing what I call "ethical eating."  I'm not sure where I came up with the term because it's not something I hear often, so I did what any reasonable person does when curious about something, I Googled it.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the Unitarian Universalist Association seems to have coined the term and is running with it!  I must be slack...more

Healthy Eating-What's In My Pantry

Since I've been exercising and running more, I'm beginning to appreciate the importance of refueling my body, the right way.  For the most part, I've never been a junk food junkie, but I'm learning even more better ways to eat healthier. I've never been a big breakfast usually involved just grabbing a granola bar and that's it.  But, one thing I'm learning is that breakfast is truly an important refueling time, if not the most important....more

Thanks so much! I'll definitely check out it out!more

The 2010 Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans

This week, the US Department of Agriculture released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. I've attempted to provide a brief summary of the new recommendations, and will be sharing more information after I've gone through the detailed report....more

New Dietary Guidelines: Will They Help Reduce Obesity?

Today the government issued new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, something they do every five years. With obesity (and the deadly medical conditions associated with it) at a critical level in this country, they are guidelines that we can’t afford to ignore. But are they addressing the real problem?...more

I agree that the new guidelines are difficult if not impossible for the average reader to plow ...more

Are You A Marketers Dream or Are You Grocery Store Savvy?

What you do at the dinner table has more influence on your waist line than what you do in the gym. A combination of diet and exercise is ideal but let’s be honest, with a busy lifestyle sometimes that’s just not possible. So if you have to sacrifice one, skip the gym and eat a healthy meal with appropriate serving sizes. “Eating healthy” is hard to do with all of the gimmicks and false advertising we see on the shelves....more

10 Best Foods for Fat Loss - Burn Baby Burn!!

Just like there are certain foods that are good for your heart, there are specific foods that aid in fat loss. Excess body fat is often the cause of some of the major physical threats like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, nearly two-thirds of all American adults are overweight, and 34% are clinically obese. No matter if you are five pounds or 205 pounds overweight, excess body fat can harm you. Here is a list of 10 of the best fat-fighting foods that you should incorporate into your diet if you haven’t already....more

I eat about 5 cans of tuna per week to help get enough protein in my diet. Eating sustainable ...more