What I Didn't Know about Fructose
I am now about half-way through, reading the section in IN DEFENSE OF FOOD where Michael Pollan is explaining the problems with refined, highly processed foods, specifically addressing the issue of sugar. Once sugar became cheaper and the food ... Read more
Sugar...Not Such a Sweet Thing at All
I read an article in this morning's paper about UCSF Dr. Robert Lustig and his thesis that sugar- both fructose and sucrose - is "nothing short of poison". That certainly got my attention, especially since it happens to coincide with similar co... Read more
More About IN DEFENSE OF FOOD
I really thought I had come a long way in terms of reading food labels and making healthy choices. I pay attention to calories, portion size, fat, sodium, etc, and make my decision accordingly. I will admit that I didn’t used to pay too much a... Read more
New Challenge – New Direction
With the new Spring 5% Challenge comes the opportunity to build on habits I have already been working on, as well as to set a new goal. This time around, in addition to doing all the weekly challenges, there is one I want to add for myself. My... Read more
Food Rules - Part III
This is the part I was really looking forward to – asking the million dollar question. In this section, “How Should I Eat? Not too much”, the author puts forth rules encouraging a healthier relationship with food. He cites the French, who des... Read more
Food Rules – Part II
The first part, as I pointed out in my blog yesterday, is all about avoiding unhealthy, highly processed foods. I know enough about processed foods to know that the basic nutrients of these foods have been removed and toxic chemicals have been ... Read more
Food Rules – Part 1
I am reading Food Rules by Michael Pollan, wherein he lists his 64 rules (more like his personal policies rather than hard and fast rules) for eating healthy and wisely. This is based on his other heavily researched based books and his general... Read more
It is Definitely Spring
I thought I would give posting pictures a try. Here are a few shots of my irises in bloom. All that rain we have had this year definitely came in handy!
Best Laid Plans...
I have been gone for the last two weeks on our planned vacation to celebrate DH's retirement and our 35th wedding anniversary. Read more
Drum Roll Please!
I finally got around to entering my recent 2-pound loss and did the math - I have officially lost 50 pounds! ... Read more
Vitamin D - Who Knew?
Are you getting enough Vitamin D? I bet you would think so as long as you are drinking your Vitamin D fortified milk and getting out in the sunlight for at least 15 minutes each day. How hard can that be? Apparently it is more difficult than ... Read more
I am really looking forward to…
. . .the day I am no longer overweight and I can walk into a clothes department – regular sizes – and actually find something I will like enough to buy. Read more
The Hard Part for me...
...is staying on track when I am dining out. I can manage at home, where I am in total control. I have pretty much figured out what I can have in the house and what I can't, so there really aren't too many temptations. It is easy to track, an... Read more
PB, My New BF
I always liked it, but I never used to have it that often. Now it is something I have just about every day. Peanut butter can get a bad rap because of its high fat and calorie content, but it really is a healthy choice that can help keep you o... Read more
Successes I Have Had Today...
You know how you slip up and go off track once in awhile? Well, today was one of those off-track days for ... Read more
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