Oatmeal bread with coconut and dried blueberries

This is a rendition of the oatmeal muffin with orange zest and cherries I posted a week ago. I love the way the sweetened coconut flakes browned up. When you cut into the bread some of the coconut and blueberries will fall off. But that’s ok because then you can pile them on your piece. I slathered a little bit of hazelnut spread on mine too. Yum Yum...more
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Baked salmon and vegetable roll ups

Vanilla yogurt with dried blueberries and sweetened coconut

Serves 3Ingredients3 cups of vanilla yogurt3 strawberries3 tablespoons dried blueberries3 tablespoons sweetened coconut3 slices sourdough bread3 teaspoons hazelnut spreadInstructions...more

Obesity & Youth: How You Can Help

Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens,What is so good about them?I think that the place to begin both for health and weight loss is leafy greens. Why? Everyone always says, or has always said, " eat your vegetables", This is the message that we hear from childhool, so again, why? And better yet, why haven't we been listening?...more

Tackling the Scourge of Obesity

The World Economic Forum (WEF) which is composed of business leaders throughout the world is an independent international organization that is devoted to the improvement of overall business, politics, and academia in order to refine and shape global, regional and industry agendas. ...more

Giveaway! The Reader's Digest Diet Cookbook

 The mother of the bride dress has been purchased!  Update to come…But for this blogger, that means now is the time to take off these menopausal pounds....more
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Seven reasons for gaining weight

I normally don't focus what I write on weight loss necessarily, but what I try to do is focus on healthy, nutritious foods that sometimes are forgotten or not eaten as frequently as they should be eaten. I found this article to be a refreshing way to remind ourselves that it is easy to get carried away with adding a little more of a healthy ingredient to our cooking -- like olive oil -- even though it is good for us. So many times we focus so much on staying away from "bad foods" that we forget that "good foods" like olive oil can also be bad if we have too much of it....more

Everything You Need To Know About The Paleo Diet

At the start of the year I got a few questions asking about the Paleo Diet, which is starting to build momentum to be "the next thing in weight loss". I thought I would dedicate today's post to looking into the diet a little further and answering some of the basic questions in following it. I'll start by saying that trends come and go when it comes to dieting, but nothing beats eating healthy and exercise. EAT LESS MOVE MORE. It really is that simple....more

Be Strong to the Finish- Eat Your Spinach!

Green Foods can help you reach your weight loss goals.  Eating 5 cups raw greens or 2 ½ cups cooked green vegetables keeps your metabolism in fat-burning mode and helps your systems cleanse your body of toxins....more