Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Zola's husband Chris Lytle, VP of Anger Management, Plan Z Diet
You may have seen that Donald Trump revealed some of the results of his medical examination(s) to Dr. Oz.
Dr. Oz was concerned about Trump’s weight.
Dr. Oz: “You’re 6-foot-3, 236 pounds, as I mentioned. Now in my mind I’m ...Read more
“Hack” is a new slang word for trick.
So what we are going to talk about today is kitchen hacks that make your life easier, and maybe more creative or efficient in the kitchen.
Let me give you one example from my home.
My husband likes to hard-boiled eggs for his breakfast. He often makes a half-dozen at a time. That...Read more
How to Get Your Diet Covered by Your Insurance
Over a third of the American population is either overweight or even obese. That’s over 100 million people who would benefit from a diet. Take a look around. The problem is rampant.
The silver lining in all this is The American Medical Association is recognizing obesity as a disease. That...Read more
I’m sort of the magazine and internet reader in the family. My husband, on the other hand, devours books.
He told me about a book. I investigated. I was immensely impressed, so today is “Book Report Day.”
I am so excited about this book, (I am not even finished reading it) yet, I am recommending it to you. This is amazing stuff.
From ...Read more
Julia Child was an August baby. She would have turned 104 years old this year. I miss Julia. That woman was a class act, a huge talent, and an early mentor for me.
Most kids came home from school in the 60s and watched cartoons. I used to come home from school, grab my after-school snack, pull up a chair at the kitchen table, and watch Julia...Read more
The other evening, my husband opened a bottle of red wine.
He decanted it and then poured himself a glass.
Then he promptly announced that he was going to pour it down the drain.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“It smells bad. Like rotten.”
So down it went. Glug. Glug.
I have been ordering wine for about 4 decades now. It’s ...Read more
When it comes to diabetes, I think it’s important to be part of the conversation; to be well-informed.
Have you been to the doctor lately and been told you’re prediabetic? I’m lucky. I have not. I’ve been to the doctor but my blood sugar remains in the normal range. I took control of my carbohydrate intake when I designed Plan Z, and ...Read more
When my back went out, my doctor heavily suggested I needed some stress relief and time off. Good thing I already had a vacation planned.
I have driven parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway before, when I was on a vacation that included visiting Asheville and the Biltmore tour, but I had never hung out in the Smoky Mountains. This was my time to do ...Read more
Outcast (The Blue Dragon's Geas Book 1)Cheryl Matthynssens
Alador wants nothing more then to fit into the world that rejects him due to his mixed heritage. He does not fit into the world of his mother and he can't seem to bring to life the power of his father. And then of course, there is a girl.
Renamaum, a great ...
Two ideas about dementia grabbed my husband’s attention recently. I want to bring both of them to you.
As an aging Boomer, the title of Michael Kinsley’s book speaks volumes: Old Age: A Beginners Guide.
Here’s a quick excerpt that appeared in Parade magazine:
“I begin with the assumption that, as age cohorts go, boomers...Read more
Every once in awhile I give you a little personal update on me. Unfortunately, this one is not so great.
I have a slipped disc in my back. L4/L5 is the location.
This happens to be the most frequent disc slippage location for all sufferers of this malady.
I didn’t fall. No accident of any kind.
My back is just defective. Something I ...Read more
My mom never had trouble getting me to eat my vegetables; except those times when she served lima beans. I hated lima beans. I thought they were so disgusting to chew, that I’d swallow them like pills. I flushed them down with milk. My family believed in the “Clean Plate Club.” You didn’t leave the table without eating everything on your...Read more
Enjoy this previously published Zola classic.
Going gluten free is all the rage right now with urban and rural hipsters. So many are jumping on the bandwagon; especially the young. Don’t they realize how they are being manipulated?
Step back to the 80s and I was in the same boat. I fell into a similar food ...Read more
On my only trip to Italy I learned an important lesson. When it comes to food, it’s not how creative you can be but how authentic.
While we traveled around, I kept looking for the Italian restaurants that would serve what I referred to as “modern Italian”. I wanted crazy, creative Italian food and I thought I was in the mecca of Italian ...Read more
When I was 34 years old (25 years ago), I had a very bad day that lead to more than four bad months.
I’m going to tell you a shortened version of the story. I could tell you the long story because even 25 years later I remember it like it was yesterday, but I want to get to some new information I want to share as soon as possible.
This story...Read more