December 4th, 2013
The holiday season is well underway. No matter what you celebrate, it's a busy time of get-togethers, parties, and food.
It's also the time of year that we indulge a bit more in festive (or not-so-festive) drinks. Keep the calories in-check by making smart choices.
Drink This Not That
Sip a pomegranate martini (165 calories for 4 1/2 ounces) instead of a ...Read More...
December 2nd, 2013
It's always a pleasure for me to meet with like-minded individuals, those who share my love of good food and its place in a healthy lifestyle. I've been lucky enough to meet several times with Carol Cottrill, author of The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management. Carol is a nutritionist driven ...Read More...
November 27th, 2013
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Christmas and New Year's Eve are right around the corner. Before we get too crazy with the rest of our holiday season, a brief pause to say the most important thing I can:
Thank you for doing the one little thing (or multiple big things) you did that helped me reach my tenth ...Read More...
November 25th, 2013
It's mid-November and we're starting the downward slide into holiday eating. This time of year is really like an all-you-can-eat buffet. We kick off with the candy of Halloween, crash into the eating frenzy that is Thanksgiving, run full-tilt through Chanukah and Christmas (Latkes! Seven fishes! Candy canes! Oh my!) Then we cap it off ...Read More...
November 20th, 2013
One of my favorite secrets for eating sensibly on any holiday is make sure there are sensible choices available. If I'm a guest at someone's house, I offer to bring something that's on the healthy side, so everyone (including me) can feel good about at least one choice.
Here are two easy and healthy side dishes that taste ...Read More...
November 18th, 2013
If it's organic, it's healthy.
If it's all-natural, it's healthy.
If it says it's healthy, it's healthy.
Right? Maybe not.
'Organic' means no chemical pesticides, growth hormones or antibiotics. But that doesn't mean organic cookies are a healthy choice for you.
'All-natural' may mean ingredients touched only by Mother Nature. But that doesn't mean all-natural snake venom is good for ...Read More...
November 13th, 2013
It’s the holiday season! For some, it’s a magical time of year. For others, it’s an annual challenge to fit into the same clothes. Weight gain is a real concern during holidays. I'll let you in on a little secret: eating until you burst on Thanksgiving is not the problem. Eating anything you want every regular ...Read More...
November 11th, 2013
I'm getting ready for the holidays by cleaning up my daily eating. Admittedly, this doesn't take much; it's more of a fine-tuning effort than a sweeping overhaul. But I know there's always room to make improvements and that's why I keep participating in my Ready-Set-Go program.
The current group has just started Week Three, which means ...Read More...