Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Just How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

Here’s a familiar scene: You get together for your weekly or monthly night out with the girls and you’re ready to plan ahead so you stick to your “diet”.  You order a salad instead of the chicken wings you’re really craving, and something light and healthy, like chicken or fish for a meal. Good for you! So why are you gaining weight?

Well… Let’s think about what and how much you drink when you go out, or even when you’re at home. Maybe you have a few mixed drinks, or even just a glass or two of wine in the evening. It’s probably not that much, but it’s enough to negate all of the exercise and healthy eating you’ve done. Continue Reading..

Save Room for Dessert

Recently, I found an interesting research study summary, that got me thinking about the way we (Americans anyway) eat.  The headline was “Dessert with meals may help kids eat fewer calories”.

The study was out of Purdue University, and published in the journal Appetite.  Researchers measured how the timing of dessert made a difference in how much lunch a group of children ate.  They found that the children ate more calories overall when their dessert was served after their lunch was cleared, than when dessert was served with lunch. Continue Reading..

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