Plan for Weight Loss

Good Bye Trans Fat Good Riddance

New York City Banned Trans Fat in December of 2006 The State of California Banned Trans Fat in 2008 The City of Philadelphia Banned Trans Fat The City of Boston has Banned Trans Fat McDonald’s has found Trans Fat free oil that is acceptable to them in 2008.

It’s Fall, the Start of Apple Season!

The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, is not as far off as you might think. Apples offer cleansing “the body’s broom” and are chock full of fiber and antioxidants.

Gum Chewing Good for You

Studies are showing that gum chewing helps speed recovery after stomach and intestine surgeries. Chewing gum gets saliva flowing, stimulates hormones in your gut and in your pancreas all which enhance bowel functions.

Reward Yourself – Just Not With Food

You got that promotion – let’s go out to eat!!!! When we keep rewarding ourselves with food or desserts when we obtain a goal we may be helping ourselves along the road to obesity.

Lose the Clutter and Lose Weight

Organizing your kitchen can be your first step to weight loss….Here is how I got there:

Chew On This – Tips for Good Digestion

70 million Americans suffer bowel problems. According to the American Gastroenterological Association 46% of people surveyed reported that they have daily problems with digestion. These digestion problems can come in the form of heartburn, bloating, constipation, flatulence or nausea.

Healthy Ideas for When You Hit the Road

You’ve been doing great watching what you eat, making healthy choices, maintaining a good exercise routine. But what happens when you travel? For some of us that is just a couple times per year and we are able to self correct any back sliding when we get back home but for others travel happens regularly and sticking […]

Understanding the “Eat Local” Food Movement

The “Farm-to-Table” movement, the “Slow Food” movement and “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA) are all trying to get you to do one thing; eat locally. That means you purchase food direct from the grower; consuming food that is grown in a radius of 100miles from where you live.

Stomach Noise

I have one of those noisy stomachs that can sound not only like an alien but a whole alien invasion. And it doesn’t happen when I am hungry announcing to one and all that I need to eat, it happens just after I have eaten. My family has always gotten a kick out of it, so it […]

Functional Foods is this Marketing or Health?

Functional Foods are processed foods that claim to have a health-promoting or a disease prevention benefit beyond basic nutrition. For example “calcium fortified” orange juice, water that contains added vitamins, Vitamin D added to milk, and cereals with added vitamins and minerals that are sprayed on the cereal itself. In recent years there have been a flood […]