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How Come You Guys Get All the Good Stuff??
Friday, March 01, 2013      18 comments

The Toronto Star today has a short article about the different flavours preferred by Canadians and Americans when it comes to junk foods. Here in the Great White North, we don't do waffle and chicken chips. Apparently boring bland ol' Canadia... Read more
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Obesity
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      15 comments

Junk food is deliberated engineered to generate addiction: Michael Moss's new book is making that argument pretty persuasively. Addiction to junk foods generates a host of serious health and social problems. The costs of those hea... Read more
I Can't Stop Eating Potato Chips . . . .
Monday, February 25, 2013      21 comments

. . . and now I know why. They were manufactured to appeal to our inherent addiction for salt, fat and sugar (yup, the simple carbs in potato chips are metabolized as sugar). What product could produce more profit for the food industry?... Read more
Really Cooking!
Sunday, February 24, 2013      15 comments

1. Really cooking on the ski trails! DH had bought me a very pretty turquoise and white XC jacket for Valentine's Day: shocking pink zips! It's so light weight and stretchy and warm -- and silent: no rustling sounds. I'd been wearing DS's ... Read more
Organic Fight-o Chemicals??
Friday, February 22, 2013      11 comments

I don't ordinarily buy organic produce because it's so much more expensive. But a recent article in my Globe and Mail is making me rethink the cost/benefit analysis: www.theglobeandmail.com/
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A Bowl of Sugar with a Few Corn Flakes?
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      20 comments

There was an interesting article in my Toronto Globe and Mail this morning which suggests that not all calories are created equal. Some calories are just more fattening than others! New research indicates that our bodies derive different l... Read more
Personal Hot Links? And Linking Vacation Planning to Weight Loss?
Monday, February 18, 2013      13 comments

Thanks for all the comments on my hot links blog. I'm having to assume that the hot links are coming up just for me (in my blog text, sometimes in the comments too) and that's a bit of a relief: I can ignore them and I am no longer worried th... Read more
Commercial Hot Links? Not So Hot, Spark People
Sunday, February 17, 2013      14 comments

I'm noticing that my Botox blog yesterday has had hot links gratuitously added to commercial sponsors/advertisers not of course courtesy of me. And so too some of the comments, which I'm pretty sure aren't courtesy of the commenters. Wrin... Read more
Is Botox Smoothing Out Our Emotional Wrinkles?
Saturday, February 16, 2013      19 comments

Read an interesting news account today concerning a side-effect of Botox, When it's used to smooth away forehead wrinkles and between-the-eyes frown lines, apparently people not only LOOK less grumpy, they actually FEEL less grumpy. Hmmmm... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Thursday, February 14, 2013      17 comments

OK, it's not about the romance with a capital R. Or the gifts. (Flowers and chocolate pretty much always on offer at my place . . . ). Or the cards (although it was a nice surprise this morning to come down to two handmade cards from ... Read more
Exceptionally Beautiful Day Two!!
Sunday, February 10, 2013      16 comments

Can it be "exceptionally beautiful" if the beautiful weather is extended for two days in a row? Don't know . . . but I just enjoyed every minute of it. Clear blue sky, sparkling snow, and even better skiing conditions than yesterday:... Read more
Exceptionally Beautiful Day!
Saturday, February 09, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday we had the biggest snow fall of the year: at least a foot, with lots of blowing. Everything was pretty much shut down and the staff went home early. I worked till about 6 pm, got stuck in the driveway. DH managed to lock himself out... Read more
Liquor is Quicker!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      15 comments

Remember that old Ogden Nash: Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker! ?????? Well, a short short in this morning's Toronto Globe and Mail cites research proving liquor is definitely quicker when mixed with a diet drink. ... Read more
Do Cravings Signal Specific Nutrient Deficits?
Monday, February 04, 2013      14 comments

3250.html Here's a link to a yahoo piece about five specific food cravings and what they may indicate about specific nutrient deficits. And then the article tells ... Read more
Snottitude? S'not nice!
Saturday, February 02, 2013      25 comments

So you're trying to sustain motivation. With your fitness program. With your nutrition program. Calories in, calories out: all of that. Yeah. You know attitude is key. That attitude is a state of mind. That you choose your attitude. ... Read more

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