How to build a Better Salad

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of salads. Eating salads is one of the best ways to fill up my stomach with the least amount of calories. Salad ingredients include high density foods that help people feel satiated. So if you’re going to include more salads into your diet, how do you keep your salads from becoming boring? To answer that question, here are thirteen ideas you can use to add some pizzazz for your salad: 1. Add different toppings to your salad including ...more

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The Joy of Blogging

Truth be told, many of us blog, read blogs, comment on blogs, and reference blogs for many of our endeavors. Has anybody seen the movie about the true life story about the Philadelphia Eagles, who recruited people from the general public to see if any “average Joe” could make the team? ...more

Houston is into Health and Wellness in a Big Way

24 dietitians, physicians and therapists from Texas Children's Hospital recently collaborated to write the book, The Family Guide to Fighting Fat: A Parent's Guide to Handling Obes... ...more

How to Prevent a Holiday Season Weight Gain

The holidays, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, are still several weeks away, but it’s not too early to starting creating a plan of action for you to not gain weight. Many people think that a typical weight gain during the holidays is about 5lbs. That’s a myth. On average, most people gain less than a pound. ...more

13 Fall Fruits and Vegetables for your Menu

The fall is a cornucopia of available fresh fruits and vegetables that you should add to your diet. Many can be used during the holiday season, but you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy them. Apples, carrots, and especially clementines are great for lunches. Sweet potatoes can be used from making pancakes to pies to a side dish for dinner. And broccoli is versatile for breakfast omelets, lunch salads, or dinner vegetables. ...more

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What do Obesity and Sodium have in Common?

You may or may not have guessed it: It’s High Blood Pressure! As recently reported in the LA Times, high blood pressure is on the rise (no pun intended). Using two sets of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994 and 1999-2004), the researchers came up with a standardized, age-adjusted figure. ...more

You can eat whatever you want, but you can’t eat all you want

Is your diet telling you to stop eating certain foods? Are you telling yourself not to eat certain foods because this is conventional wisdom? No carbs? No beef? No candy? No cake? Guess what, it’s wrong. You are in control of what you eat, and you should be able to eat whatever food you want. It’s the amount of that food that you consume that you need to watch out for. ...more

What do Obesity, 2½ hours, and Mental Cognition have in common?

No it’s not 3 Men and a Baby. It’s the benefits of Exercise! Exercise within a 90 minute time, makes a proven scientific difference in your fat metabolism. As Reuter’s Health recently reported: “ A single bout of exercise helps obese individuals boost their body's fat-burning rate and improves their metabolic health.” ...more

The Turkey Burger Knocks Out the Beef Burger

I’m the first one to admit one of my food weaknesses is a good burger. I was raised on cooked hamburgers on the grill. There’s nothing like the first day of the year that’s warm enough to fire up the grill. It’s a summer classic. Yesterday, I had a change of heart. Why? Because yesterday I ate my first turkey burger. I’ve eaten ground turkey before--in chili, meatloaf, and one-pot meals, but never as a stand-alone. ...more

No More Excuses - A 13 Minute Work Out

Everyone has a busy schedule, and the most common excuse for not exercising is, “I don’t have enough time.” Well, that isn’t an excuse anymore. You do have time. How about when you’re watching TV? Or when you’re taking a quick break from the computer? Or when you wake up? We plan, we schedule, we work, we cook, we do chores, we care for family and friends, but when do we have time to spend on ourselves? ...more