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Restaurant Problems

Eating healthfully when dining out is an age-old topic that comes up again and again in health and wellness courses. Here are some of the top suggestions for dining out healthfully, as delivered by my latest weight management class. Don't go! Always eat something, either before you go or before your entrée. It can be [...]

Choosing a Plant-Based Diet: Part One

Have you ever thought about choosing a plant-based diet? There are tons of different ways to approach it, including going vegan. Vegans are a type of vegetarian who avoid all animal products and foods that come from animals such as eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese and honey. Vegans also often avoid products that contain leather, fur, [...]

A Fun Way to Eat More Vegetables

Vegetarian Carpaccio Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients: 

 1 golden beet, peeled and sliced very thin 
1 ripe tomato, sliced very thin 
1 bulb of fennel, sliced very thin 
1 broccoli floret, sliced very thin 1 cup frisée or lettuce 
1 tablespoon fresh basil or parsley Juice from 1 lemon 
1 tablespoon olive [...]

Pep Up Your Salad!

Chicken Fajita Salad Serves: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups Ingredients: 

1 teaspoon canola oil 
1/2 cup sliced onion 1 sliced mild chili pepper 1 cup sliced bell pepper 
8 ounces raw chicken tenders, cut into thick strips 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 6 cups ready-to-serve romaine lettuce, [...]

Keep a Food Log for Weight Loss

Weighing ourselves regularly is a helpful weight loss strategy, but if you want to truly promote a healthy weight, it's time to go beyond the scale and focus on your food choices, changing your daily habits. If you read any list of the top 10 strategies to lose weight, every one will include keeping a [...]

Blood Glucose Goals and Monitoring

Sample Way to SMBG

Food choices, physical activity, and medications work together to control your blood glucose. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) will show you how different foods, quantities of food, and physical activity all affect your blood glucose. It will also guide necessary changes. How often you should SMBG is individualized and will depend on your current level [...]

Make Friends with Kale

Kale is the Star Salad Serves: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 bunch lacinato kale 
6 cups raw baby kale 
1 teaspoon olive oil Juice from 1 lemon 1 cup shredded radishes 1 cup diced apples 
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds 
2 tablespoons light poppy seed dressing Directions: Remove the stems from the lacinato [...]

Let's Talk About Saturated Fat

What is Saturated Fat? Saturated fat is found mainly in animal foods, such as butter, milk and milk products, beef and pork, chicken skin, and lard. Coconut, palm and palm kernel oils are also saturated fats. Most health experts agree that a diet high in saturated fat increases your risk of heart disease by raising [...]

Banish the Belly Bulge

With 2 out of 3 adults (1 out of 3 children) in America who are overweight and/or obese, bulging bellies seem to be a fact of life.

Blood Glucose 101: Part Two

Do I have to give up foods with carbohydrates? Definitely not. Even if you wanted to, you could not avoid all carbohydrate because you would have nothing to eat other than pure animal protein and fat. Even broccoli, spinach and peanuts contain carbohydrates. To live healthfully and to prevent the complications of diabetes, you need [...] | | |