The "S" Diet

Kitchen Diva’s “S” DietThis time of year when most of us faintly remember that resolution to recover our waistlines after the decadence of the past holidays, some of us turn to program diets (Jenny, Weight Watchers, etc.) or supplements (like the new Hoodia). But if you will follow Kitchen Diva’s “S” diet you will have an easy life-long plan of weight control:...more

Best energy bars for the 'mungries': Munchies cravings plus hunger

It's a common problem:  It's not meal time, but your stomach is grumbling: "Feed me, feed me." You've got a case of the munchies. We like to call it "munger" (munchies plus hungry). And we also like to keep healthy snacks on hand just for those "mangry" situations. What works? We recommend keeping a variety of options on hand. Protein bars can satisfy your "munger" but it's important to read the labels. Look for ones that are low in sugar and high in protein. Among our favorites:...more

Food Cravings Making You Crazy? Try These Easy Tips to Tame Them

Are cravings for sweet and salty foods making you crazy?I can completely relate. Eighteen years ago I lost more than 40 pounds. Managing that weight loss can be challenging at times, but worth the effort to live the healthier life I enjoy now.Those days when the craving monster hits, I keep the following tips handy. Most days I can kick the monster to the curb....more

Letter to little ones

I was walking through a shopping center yesterday (mall for my American friends) and I noticed the girls.The little girls, the tweens. They were only about 12 or 13.They were already trying to assert some fashion statement, some identity but more so their desperation to belong....more

April Fitness Challenge Week 4

Alright folks, April Fitness Challenge Week 4 is over. And I have to be completely honest I didn't do a single exercise at all this week. I mentioned in last weeks post that my mom has been having some health problems and this week was a very bad week for her. ...more

Athletes race for gluten-free low carb Paleo diet: Wins for health and weight loss

Unless you've been hiding in a cave, you've probably heard of the Paleo diet.  Many dieters are using it for weight loss, saying that it's gluten-free, dairy-free guidelines and emphasis on unprocessed foods help them to lose weight. Now an increasing number of athletes are using it to help them beat the competition, according to Competitor magazine.Nell Stephenson developed a gluten intolerance and suffered from stomach pain after she contracted a parasite during an Ironman race and took medication. Her solution: Paleo dieting....more

What's Your Favorite Yogurt? Join in the Taste-Off!!

Thanks to Yoplait for sponsoring today's discussion......more

Day 3 of Living on $1.50 of Food per Day

I'm almost halfway through my Live Below the Line challenge, living on only $1.50 worth of food and drink per day for five days. My sponsors have donated $415 to UNICEF to alleviate extreme poverty. Please click here if you'd like to sponsor me. I cheated yesterday, and I'm totally okay with that....more

Fatphobia: A Guide for the Disbeliever

First, a little bit about me. I'm an American who has lived on one coast or the other, who has spent extended time in Poland and in London....more

My First Time Placing In An Overall Category

For those of you who have been holding your breath in anticipation of my latest race reports, I apologize for my delay. Life has truly just kicked it into high gear, and I've had to let things sort of slip. But you can take a breath now, here is what happened. :)Capital 10 Miler - I could sum this up with "huge downpours, cold temps, harsh wind, flooded paths, sleet pelting face stinging" 10 Miles of insanity. And one of the hardest medals that I have fought for to receive....more