I’m going to go out on a limb here and hope that despite this being December, a month that fosters excessive over-eating in the name of holiday spirit, some of you may want to make some dietary changes before the New Year. Why should you want to muck up the busiest month of eating to adopt some lifestyle changes? Well, if... Read more
I’ve seen Dr. Oz weigh in on a variety of topics related to heart disease. It’s clear that he believes lifestyle choices have a dramatic impact on the risk for heart disease, and he implicates trans fat and saturated fat, but also a diet high in processed and refined carbohydrates as big contributors to the likelihood of... Read more
I’ve written many columns about Thanksgiving over the years. Some of the past articles explored holiday stress and managing your feelings, while others featured recipe swap outs, helping you to reduce the fat, sugar or salt levels in recipes.
In 2010, my blog was all about acknowledging the struggle with balance during... Read more
What are the current statistics on obesity?
Currently there are about 155 million Americans who are overweight or obese. A BMI over 30 is considered obese. Once you carry about 35 pounds or more of excess weight, you are considered significantly overweight. Being overweight or obese is linked to an elevated risk of... Read more
It seems that the fat discussion, as in food oils, continues to trend amidst the recent FDA move to begin the process necessary to achieve an ultimate ban of trans fats in the marketplace. A recent comment on the TV show, The Chew, a mostly entertaining cooking show, that also occasionally offers healthy cooking tips, challenged me. ... Read more