My mom used to tell me about the thrill of receiving an orange in her Christmas stocking when she was a child. Today it's hard to believe that was the only orange she would taste all year long. The ever-popular oranges and grapefruits are availab... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
After reading Tips for a Healthy Weekend, concerning our tendency to consume more on weekends, you’ve been conscious of what you’re eating and drinking.
You’ve done well this Saturday: yogurt, a whole oat bagel with lite... Read more
This is a pretty normal daily eating regime. I need to know if I need to change anything to get enough of everything I need to stay healthy.
1 cup dried frosted mini wheats cereal
one cup skim milk
4 slices thin turkey breast
... Read more
Hi everyone. My name is Christine. I am a wife and mother of 4...3 boys and a girl. I absolutely have an addiction to food and diets don't work anymore. I need a complete lifestyle change with as much support and understanding from people who actual... Read more
I've been tracking everything I eat for a few weeks. My problem is that most days I do not get enough carbohydrates. I eat 3 - 4 servings of fruit and 3 - 5 serving of veggies everyday. Most days I eat about 90 - 100 grams of CARBS. The only time I... Read more
diet buddy comes in -- a partner who not only shares your weight loss and workout goals, but can help you navigate a kinder, gentler path to sveltesville. Many experts now say buddying up can make the difference between failure and success with any w... Read more
So DW and I have been watching DVR'd shows of "Extreme WeightLoss". For any of you that haven't seen it, it is kind of like "The Biggest Loser" without the competition part.
Many of the same Dramatic Aspects such as the randomized scale readi... Read more
Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero... Read more
My secret is, to whom ever likes coffee black, and grapefruit with no sugar on it, that if you eat grapefruit in the morning for breakfast, and drink coffee black that the acid in grapefruit when combined with coffee it combusts and burns fat easier.... Read more
Have you ever seen some of the old Seinfeld episodes with The Soup Nazi? He has a small soup kitchen/diner on the show, and very strict rules about how you get your food. You must enter in a certain line, refrain from speaking, ask no questions, orde... Read more
What I have learned in my 47 years on this planet is that it isnít from our perfection that we learn the most about who we are, but when we make mistakes and learn from them that we find our true essence. Below are my top 10 weight loss mistakes. I c... Read more
So as you all know i was going to go on a grapefruit diet. I lasted 1 1/2 days before i almost passed out. Moral of the story? Don't try to starve yourself to catch up with your old skinny self. But I do still have alot of grape fruit in my diet. I j... Read more
Yeah, I know it's a fad diet and those are typically bad, but I'm getting desperate. I've been eating good, working out more and I haven't seen a bit of change so I'm going fad. I've tried the detox diets before but don't have the willpower to eat... Read more
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