High in vitamin A and C, these plants have edible tops and roots. Put simply, beets can't be beat!
5-10 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
Directly sow beets every two weeks in a sunny location, starting as... Read more
Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
When you think about your skin and hair, you likely think about what products to use in order to keep them looking healthy, or what type of haircut you’ll get the next time you head to the salon. But the fact of the matter is that our skin and... Read more
We all know people who lack good nutrition and fitness habits but have remained thin their whole lives. On the flipside, we know others (sometimes even ourselves) who do everything right and can't catch a break when it comes to weight loss.
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Just wondering if any diabetics out there have tried the dreamfields pastas and if so, did it spike your blood sugar? I know it states that it only has 5g of digestible carbs but I'm leary. I am type 2 diabetic and really cutting my carbs and my bl... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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I have some kitchen gadgets that I find really useful in helping keep my diet in check.
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My worst time for making bad decisions is when I am on the road, busy, not ready to go home, and I am ready to eat. I am hungry. I know there are good choices available. Normally I would get a grilled chicken salad from MacDonalds and eat it withou... Read more
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Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
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