Do you Read Food Labels?

I fully admit I am a certified label reader.  Sometimes I go to the store just to read the labels, well not really or at least I’m not admitting to that!  It all stemmed from my search for a pre-made salad dressing that was made with just olive oil.  Not olive oil plus canola/soy/sunflower oil but just plain olive oil!  There is no such thing! I searched through every salad dressing.. Read More

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Boost Your Metabolism

Add More Protein – replacing refined carbohydrates with protein can help reduce your stored belly fat.  Protein puts on muscle.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association when you eat a high protein diet you add muscle and increase your resting metabolism and muscle mass.  Muscle burns seven times as many calories as fat!  Not all calories are the same. Carbohydrates contribute to stored fat, protein contributes to.. Read More

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Adjusting the Way We Eat After 40

I grew up eating healthy…I was taught and always tried to follow certain rules, like eat mostly whole foods, avoid conventional cows milk, take your vitamins, avoid antibiotics, stay away from sugar and white-flour, msg, foods with lots of ingredients, food colorings, soda, eat whole-grains.  These things were always in the back of my head (although I didn’t always follow!)  I went through phases of vegetarian (lots of tofu!) Gluten-free.. Read More

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How Sugar Substitutes Stack Up

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I think by now we all realize that sugar is something to be avoided, but do we really know why?  In table sugar, glucose is the portion that is used by our cells for energy.  The best sources of this are starchy vegetables. Fructose on the other hand is the portion that we need to try to avoid.  Fructose cannot be used for energy by our cells, the liver must.. Read More

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Bulletproof Coffee and Why I Changed The Recipe

In the past year the term “bulletproof” coffee has become a household name. Well maybe! Butter and oil in coffee????? I remember when I first heard of the concept I thought it sounded totally gross! How did this concept start, and why do people do it? The inventor of Bulletproof coffee is a guy named Dave Asprey who has a best selling book called “The BulletProof Diet”. According to his.. Read More

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Orthorexia Nervosa | When Healthy Eating Goes Wrong

From Wikipedia, Orthorexia Nervosa: “a proposed eating disorder or mental disorder characterized by extreme or excessive preoccupation with avoiding certain foods perceived to be unhealthy,” introduced by Steven Bratman M.D. in 1997. In 2009 Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association described it as being “solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of.. Read More

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