Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

5 BS Facts About Losing Weight

Losing weight can seem daunting – especially when the weather starts to warm up and the shorts and bathing suits come out of storage! So to make it fun and stress-free, I’m busting three huge myths about losing weight that most people get stuck on.

30 Tasty Ways to Cut Calories

When it comes to keeping your waistline in check, calories do count! But who wants to feel deprived? You don’t have to worry when you have these tasty, creative ways to cut calories so you can still enjoy all the munchies you love.

Shopping, Cooking & Eating Healthier

Maintaining a healthy weight, or getting to that healthy weight, is not about dieting. It’s about celebrating food, about eating the foods that you already love but making them a little (or a lot) healthier, based on how you shop, cook and eat now.

Ways to Detox After a Splurge

Celebrating holidays with close friends and fabulous food is key to a happy lifestyle. But if you’ve overdone it with drinks, rich dishes and desserts, help your liver rebuild its nutrient stores with these delicious foods.

Jump Start The Holidays

Part of the excitement of the holiday season is all the glitter and trimmings that go along with it. Getting into the holiday mood a little early isn’t only fun, but can be the remedy for stress that comes during the shopping rush. Stocking your pantries and even your closets like my granny used to do, makes for effortless entertaining and even gracefully saving the day when an unexpected guest arrives with a gift for you.

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You?

Sugar can pack on the pounds, increase cravings for sweet foods, and cause tooth decay. So what’s a sweet tooth to do when health is at risk?

Almonds: Superfood from Nature

Almonds, once avoided due to their high fat content, have recently emerged in the spotlight as a ‘superfood!’ Due to their health properties, they have recently come back in vogue with a vengeance and are a favorite snack of starlets and chefs alike.

The Most Nutritious Veggies

When the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently ranked nearly 85 vegetables in order of highest to lowest nutrient content, Women’s Health Magazine asked me to highlight a few of them – along with simple tips on how to incorporate them into your regular meals.