Resistance is Futile: Too Much Halloween Candy

Is Halloween a scary time for your healthy habits? It smells good. It looks good. It calls to you at night. How do you resist the siren song of all that sugary goodness? If you are like me, you can’t. Easy access to candy will derail my healthy eating habits. My only choice is to…

Vegetarian Po’Boy Recipe

Vegetarians Coming To Your House? We have several vegetarians in our family and it is often tough to come up with something new and interesting to serve.  This is a great recipe from Dish It Out with Tony Spatafora.  This video also features the stunning Colleen Foy – actress (and my former student – so…

Do Artificial Sweeteners Reduce Calorie Intake?

Does that ‘diet’ soda really help? A recent study released by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA)  on the role of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) and sugar intake indicates artificial sweeteners have a limited impact on sugar intake and could lead to consuming more calories per day. Really? Yes, it turns out…

Are Protein Shakes a Good Idea?

Is a protein shake good for you? Well, that depends… What are you trying to achieve? If you are trying to increase muscle mass and are working out, yes a protein shake could be helpful. If you are trying to lose weight, a protein shake can be useful only if you replace other calories with…

Is This Diet Crazy?

Bridal Crash Diets Do More Harm Than Good   Recent stories about brides putting a feeding tube down their nose to rapidly lose weight before their “big day” has me shaking my head. Really? Are we so compelled to look perfect we are willing to risk our health? I’m not alone in thinking this sort…

Diets for Kids? Vogue Article Backlash

Should kids be on a diet? This week’s Everyday Health video with fitness expert Jillian Michaels really got me thinking.  She discusses Vogue magazine’s April edition article about a mom who put her 7-year-old daughter on a restrictive diet and derided her about what she ate and how she looked.  Jillian sought the opinion of…

12 Ways to Embrace Your Heart

Happy Heart Month! Each February we focus on Women’s Heart Health – to build awareness, improve treatment, and end research disparities. Over the past ten years, we’ve done a pretty good job!  Most women recognize heart disease as the number one killer of women of all ages. Are you putting your heart as your #1…

Can You Guess What This Is?

Did you guess soft serve ice cream? You’d be wrong… It’s chicken… well sort of… It’s actually mechanically separated chicken made though a process called AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery and is lurking in your hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc… Using even more than the squeek, to get every ounce of…

An Apple A Day Keeps the Stroke Away!

Your grandma was right! Eating that apple is good for you! A Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association shows people who eat white fleshed fruits and veggies can cut their risk of stroke in half! Great news! So load up on apples, pears, bananas chicory, cucumber, and cauliflower – or…