How Much is One Serving?: Figuring Out Portion Control to Gain Control of Your Waistline

It never fails. When my waistline starts growing in the wrong direction, there are three culprits. I’m getting less physical activity. I’m eating more junk food and snacking often. (I love to graze!) I’m eating mammoth portions of food. ...more
Laurend1985 I can completely relate. I was making my own trail mix with unsalted raw and roasted ... more

Mastering the Muffin: Tips & Recipes

Timing, that's the first trick for making muffins. Muffins are made for weekend mornings, when there's time to luxuriate over breakfast with cups of hot coffee, the morning papers and best of all, muffins hot from the oven and dripping with butter and smeared with jam. ...more

I love muffins. I think they are great way to use up fruit that's on its way to the compost ... more

Healthy Breakfast Habits: Make Every Day a New Year

"Every day is the first day of the rest of your life." Sure, it's an old cliche but it means that when New Years' resolve grows weak, each and every day offers the same fresh start as a whole new year. What makes January 1 so special? What about today? Let's take a look at one healthy habit, eating breakfast -- not just any donut-and-coffee breakfast, mind you, a healthy breakfast. ...more

I'm with you! I love quinoa and have several recipes for it on my blog. I'm sure it would ... more

How to Make Healthy Vegetables Tasty: Hey, Celery, I'm Talking to You

Do we need to review the fact that vegetables are good for us? I think not. The only people who might argue that we should cut down on vegetables are the Meatatarians and the Breatharians. And do we really care what they think? ...more

I'm one of those weird people that prefers veggies to fruits. I'd much rather have a plate of ... more

Healthy Breakfast Habits: Make Every Day a New Year

"Every day is the first day of the rest of your life." Sure, it's an old cliche but it means that when New Years' resolve grows weak, each and every day offers the same fresh start as a whole new year. What makes January 1 so special? What about today? Let's take a look at one healthy habit, eating breakfast -- not just any donut-and-coffee breakfast, mind you, a healthy breakfast. ...more

I love this post. Breakfast is so important to a healthy body, and it really doesn't have to ... more

New to BlogHer and Groups

Good Morning,I just discovered BlogHer. This looks like a lot of fun. I have a healthy and light recipe blog at http://motherrimmy.com.I look forward to sharing recipes!Kristi

Is It Possible To Lose Weight on The Cookie Diet?

Is it possible to eat cookies and lose weight?  Well, Dr. Sanford Siegal would certainly like you to think so.  After all, at $56 for a week's supply, Dr. Siegal is going to make an estimated $18 million this year selling his weight-loss cookies.   It's called The Cookie Diet, and if you like cookies it may sound like a great way to lose weight.  But is it?...more

Diets like these drive me crazy! The bottom line is calories in, calories out. If you eat ... more

Sugar Free Candy - a minute on your lips, 2 days on the toilet.

Seriously, sugar free candy is the devil.  I am a typical woman, in that I would be pretty happy if I could drop a few pounds, but I looove candy.  I was wondering around the grocery store recently and resisted the urge to buy that huge bag of chocolate that was on sale, and instead bought a nice bag of sugar free hard candy.  I was pretty happy with them because they tasted really great and I popped them like, well like candy.  I ate about 15 glorious 8 calorie pieces throughout the day, which actually made me pretty satisfied throughout t...more

I agree. Unfortunately my daughter and I made the same mistake at the mall a few years ago. ... more