Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Why Intermittent Fasting Might Be the Best Diet for You

Trying to lose weight or improve your blood sugar? Intermittent fasting might be worth a try.

As a rule, I don’t do diets.  I always recommend the slow and steady approach of cutting out empty calories and increasing your physical activity to lose a few pounds, or get your cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure under control.  For most people, that works really well, but sometimes, after a certain age, and especially if you’re already pretty careful about your diet and exercise, the slow and steady approach feels like you’re swimming upstream – exhausted but getting nowhere. Continue Reading..

Picture Perfect Portions – A New American Plate Challenge Update

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like summer lasts for 2 weeks and winter for 10 months?  I can’t believe it’s August already :(.  I was just starting to get used to the hot weather, and next week’s forecast is already calling for “fall like temperatures”, AND Target is already full of school supplies.   Summer is flying by as it does for me every year, and I need to savor every last minute of it.

Much like summer, my 12 week New American Plate (NAP) Challenge, is also flying by.  We’re already on week 11, so it’s time for a recap.  I’ve been posting about my experiences with each challenge to reduce my risk of cancer, all summer.  There is so much great information to share about the challenges the past few weeks, so I’m going to break weeks 9 and 10 into two posts. Continue Reading..

To Lose Weight, It’s Not Just How Much, But When You Eat

My advice for anyone who is trying to lose weight, is always to start with a good breakfast, and stop eating after dinner.  I find that individuals who eat late into the night tend to rack up lots of empty calories that are stored as fat, rather than burned.  There is also lots of research, which suggests that breakfast eaters tend to have a healthier weight and better eating habits throughout the day. Continue Reading..

Why Snacking More Will Help You Lose Weight

“Take 2 snacks and call me in the morning… “  That’s the advice I give most often to my clients who are struggling to lose weight, despite eating very little.  Skipping meals and restricting calories too much can have two major problems.  The first is that most people tend to eat way too much later in the day, because they’re so hungry they can’t think straight enough to make healthy choices.  If you’ve ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach, then you know what I’m talking about – your bill is significantly higher, and half the bags are torn open before they make it down the conveyor belt.   Continue Reading..

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