• Scale with HELP
    Food For Better Health,  Healthy Eating

    Kickstarting MY Weight Loss Plan

    Over the last 15 years or so, I have been gaining weight slowly, but steadily.  I have heard the cliche,    “oh falling in love makes you gain weight…”                “marriage makes you fat..” That is BS…I just got lazy and complacent and I need to get up and do something about it. Do you remember Richard Simmons famous quote, “I never say ‘d-i-e-t’ because the first three letters spell DIE!”  Oh my gosh, I love that!  I never really have tried a full-fledged diet plan before. My mom was on Nutri-System for about a year and she lost nearly 100 lbs, but it was very…

  • Tube Pastas
    Bread,  Food For Better Health,  Political Food Policies

    Reducing Carbs Better Than Exercise

    Visited my internal medicine doctor last week, for my six month check-up.  Because I have high blood pressure, I like to keep it monitored. I was actually looking forward to the visit because it would be the first time I weighed, since staring my new power walking regime. Unfortunately, I GAINED 3 pounds!  I was devastated! My doctor assured me, walking the 2.6 miles at least 3 times a week was great, but perhaps I had boosted my appetite with my new routine. He said eating carbohydrates would trump any exercise I had endured.  Time for a CARBOHYDRATE CUT BACK. What are carbohydrates? Any food containing refined sugars, starches, fibers…

  • colored sections of the human brain
    Food For Better Health,  Political Food Policies

    Brain Fitness Starts In the Kitchen

    We have all been told by doctors, scientist and researchers, the key to healthily living is diet and exercise.  But recent research suggests exercise, not necessarily intensive exercise and eliminating processed foods can increase your life by 7 years! The MIND Diet We have all heard about the heart benefits of the Mediterranean diet, however research by, Martha Clare Morris, ScD,  who is the Director of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Section of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology at Rush Medical College has shown the MIND diet (derived from the Mediterranean diet) significantly slows cognitive declines such as Alzheimer’s disease. Morris’ tested more than 1,000 volunteers in the Memory and Aging Project. …