Disappointment. Discouragement. Feelings of being a failure. Thinking why can everyone else do this and I can’t? That is how Sally felt after her first day of trying a new weight loss plan. Many of us struggling with weight loss or any change in our health or behavior habits have felt this way. What do we … Continue reading Why Can’t I Lose Weight? – Part II
Recently I read an article in USA Today entitled, “Loosen Your Belts: U.S. Waist Sizes Keep Increasing” (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/waist-sizes-expanding-study/15723771). The author wrote in the conclusion the following statement: “Just go to the mall and watch people walk by. There’s belly spilling over the waistband on almost everybody.” You know what? As much as we hate to admit … Continue reading Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Part I
I’m usually a little skeptical when a new “superfood” is introduced. I don’t believe there is one food that is the magical cure for everything. That actually drives me crazy. A balanced diet nutritionally and incorporating foods THAT YOU LIKE to eat is the way to go. However, I have no problem giving kudos to ones … Continue reading Quinoa – Keen-what?
Sorry, but this post is not going to be related to anything heart health! I feel like I need to get something off my chest. I’m not just venting, though, I also have a potential solution to what I perceive as a problem. Something that may help us all when we go out on a Saturday night to dine in a fine restaurant. Has … Continue reading I’ll Have the Licorice Root and Hyssop….
I am married to a “meat and potatoes” guy. Not big on fruits and veggies. A bit overweight (ex-college football player – you know the type). No family history of heart disease. As a matter of fact, his blood lipids are surprisingly intact based on what his dietary intake has been for our 23 years of … Continue reading Small and Sustainable
It’s post-Super Bowl Monday. I was at a gathering last evening with Super Bowl appropriate foods that would make your heart run into a closet and hide as we would if someone were chasing us with a gun. Yes, there was definitely buffalo chicken dip. Let’s not forget the jalapeno cheese poppers with a yummy ranch dipping sauce. Main entrees, of … Continue reading Post-Super Bowl Report – Foods for a Hearty Heart
I’m not sure if the title grabbed you or not. I’m thinking this for two reasons. Just hearing the word cabbage may not excite you. Also, wondering if the general public knows the acronym “CABG.” I love my title and thought it was quite clever (hoping I’m not the only one). I also love cabbage … Continue reading Cabbage to Prevent CABG?