That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... 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.
Whirley Pop - I use this with coconut oil for making popcorn. I feel it is much safer and more healthy than the microwave stuff....tastes better too and th... Read more
My biggest challenge in maintaining and losing weight is that I find it very difficult to wait until supper time to eat. I will start off the day with a healthy breakfast (usually around 7:00), pack a healthy lunch to eat at work (which I usually eat... Read more
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
I made my own butternut squash soup, with 3 carrots, 3 celery stalks, 1/2 white onion cut up, 3 gloves of garlic, and 96 ounces of homemade chicken bone stock, and 1 leek. I am taking the whole squash that I baked in the oven for 1 hour, add... Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with allergies to wheat, oats, soy, malt, barley and rye... I'm not saying go out and find yourself an allergy, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been diagnosed I'd still be in my rut. I'm eating so much better. Fres... Read more
If you never thought of chili as a "diet" food start now. Make your chili with ground turkey, Turkey is full of importantnutrients and add your favorite veggies. Also pearl barley has less of an impact on blood sugar more than any other grain.... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
Munching MisstepsYou watch what you eat and feel pretty savvy about nutrition. But as you’re racing from one chore to the next, it’s easy to skimp on certain nutrients and overdose on others. The good news: “There’s no food o... Read more
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