For some, January's list of things to do includes a month-long fast from alcohol -- a cleanse. Others argue that alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle and red wine actually helps lower your risk of heart disease.
What's the bottom line? One word: moderation.
And just what does that mean? Moderate alcohol consumption means an average of ...Read more
Healthy You, Healthy Life
Here are some fun things you can do in 2020 to create a healthier lifestyle. Forget the resolutions; just focus on healthier habits -- and not just in the kitchen.
-- Spend more time with your family and friends. When was the last time you had someone over or met at a restaurant? Don't worry about the dust bunnies; ...Read more
If your resolution in 2020 is to lose weight, try these six mini resolutions that will upgrade your health. Even write them on your calendar -- one for each week, to help remind you. Research has found it helps to break down resolutions into smaller action plans for success.
Make protein a part of every meal. Go beyond that steak for dinner. ...Read more
Can the holidays get any busier? Just when you make it through gift-wrapping and the Christmas cookies, there's the New Year and the inevitable resolutions. When we finally slow down, we realize we need to take a minute and just breathe. (It's interesting our watches have to actually remind us to do that, right?)
So this year, I'm challenging ...Read more
Oh, that holiday weight gain. It's tough to balance all the holiday parties and luscious food with the morning scale. Can you really have your cake and eat it, too, over the holidays -- without adding pounds on the scale?
With the right ingredient swaps, you can. Think yogurt for sour cream, high fiber cereal for graham crackers.
"I succeeded ...Read more
While celebrating the holiday and eating healthy may seem like a tug of war, there are strategies to help.
Don't think all or nothing. If you had a piece of pie (or two) at Thanksgiving, it's not time to give up on eating healthy. When morning rolls around, get back on track. One piece of pie, one meal or one day of overeating isn't going to ...Read more
I often have clients come in asking what they should eat to prevent cancer. What's important to prevent nearly any disease is a healthy diet. That translates to lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low-fat dairy. I'm not a proponent of eliminating any food group from your meals.
The American Institute for Cancer Research ...Read more
The cover of the latest Eating Well magazine states, "Celebrate Deliciously." That's my motto for the 2019 holidays. So many of us watch what we eat and labor over making sure our food is healthy that sometimes we forget to celebrate our plates. We are blessed to live in a country of incredible abundance. (My grocery store even has white and ...Read more
Oh, the holidays. For many trying to maintain weight -- and not gain the dreaded 5 pounds over the winter season -- holiday festivities can be stressful. Celebrating the holidays while eating healthy can seem like an impossibility.
What's the best strategy?
Don't jump off the cliff if you feel you've overindulged. Just get back on track the ...Read more
For the holidays, baking shifts into gear with cookies, pies, candy and cakes. We seem to be surrounded by temptation at every holiday party and event.
While you may not be able to avoid or resist all the creamy desserts, there are ways to make your own baking healthier.
Here are a few tips to help with that goal:
Choose whole grains. Use at ...Read more
Here's proof that it's never too late to start that walk or trip to the gym: In a new study, the American Institute for Cancer Research found that exercise helped prevent and slow breast tumor growth -- even among women who had been diagnosed and were waiting for surgery.
Granted, this was a small study -- only 49 women -- but it convinced me ...Read more
Winning Sports Nutrition
While we're all watching the World Series, we don't often think about the nutrition that fuels players on both teams. But players on both the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals work with registered dietitians to provide them with a healthy eating plan.
Roberta Anding, the Houston Astros' dietitian, is in her ...Read more