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
@SunbonnetSmart.com If you like Reader's Digest, stay tuned. Giveaway coming up on one of ...more

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

Importance of Keeping a Food Diary (Free Printout!)

The use of a food diary can be very effective for keeping your weight goals on target, but many people are hesitant about acting on this idea.I’ve been told, it will be ‘too much work’ or ‘they don’t know where to get one’, or ‘they’re too embarrassed to carry and utilize one in front of others’....more

Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too: Healthy Living Over the Holidays

Many of us may have overindulged a bit more than planned on Thanksgiving, but by now the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy are all gone. Let go of any leftover guilt you might be carrying from that day, too. It’s not too late to have a healthy holiday season. You’re probably in the frenzy of gift shopping, vacation planning, and parties at the office, school and at the homes of friends and family. While it should be a time of joy and celebration, the holiday season can also bring on weight gain, stress, and the holiday blues. How to celebrate and not regret it? Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to make a fresh start—follow these simple tips and you won’t need to. ...more
All great advice, Linda. Champagne has fewer calories than Pinot Noir? Good to know!more

The versatile avocado: Fruit or Vegetable?

Let’s start with what an avocado is? A fruit. The avocado tree originally comes from Central America and is a member of the laurel family. The Laurel family comprises aromatic trees that are used for spices and flavorings; but, it happens to be that the only member of this family – the avocado -- is known as a food and for its use as an oil. In addition, did you know that there are close to 500 varieties out there?...more