Spring is a pretty amazing time of year.Many associate the season with a “fresh start” and the always-anxious spring cleaning. Since this time of year always brings about positive change, it’s very fitting that the month of March is also National Nutrition Month™. Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the goal of the campaign is to inform and educate folks on making healthy choices to promote overall physical well-being....more
I have an unhealthy obsession with s'mores. To be honest, I have had unhealthy obsessions with food for the majority of my life. In high school, I ate one or maybe two meals a day (usually one). In college, I took that unhealthy eating to a level way beyond that....more
Ever since we tried those Avocado Chocolate Cookies, Mateo has been determined to create his own “healthy” cookie recipe. These chocolate chip cookies are his first attempt, and man are they delicious! Even better, they are flourless, lactose-free, and have no added sugar (aside from the chocolate chips), so you can feel good about eating them....more
Dear well-meaning, loving, kind people who offer my daughter sweets,
I would love to give my daughter cake just as much as you would. I would love to give her cheesecake on my birthday. I would love to give her more than one tiny bite of one little Swedish fish for Valentine’s Day.
I want to say yes to her, and I want to say yes to you when you offer to give her a bite of your delicious pastry....more
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age and can lead to issues with fertility. Women who have PCOS have higher levels of male hormones and are also less sensitive to insulin or become “insulin-resistant.” Many are overweight or even obese. As a result, these women can be at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and even uterine cancer.Why does PCOS lead to weight gain?...more
MSN Health & Fitness stated that: “The research found that those who make dinner in their own kitchen typically consumed less sugar and fat – in fact, they roughly ate 140 fewer calories a day than those who ate out most of the time. Even when portion sizes were similar, the sugar and fat content still tended to be lower in the home-cooked dinners.”...more
I am probably the last person on earth who would ever have given healthy eating advice. Several years ago, before I remarried I was a self-confessed fast food addict. There were days when I ate fast food meals three times a day. Needless to say I gained quite a bit of weight and felt sluggish. Getting off the fast food drive-thru track wasn't easy. It was a die-hard habit and I absolutely went through withdrawals.
There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips will help you, too.