Health in a Hurry! Blog

When I was trying to lose weight, I had a love-hate relationship with my bathroom scale. I allowed the numbers on it to make or break my day. I also weighed in every time I went to the bathroom! I abused my scale, instead of...

     When I was in my mid-twenties, I was 20 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 240, not the picture of health. I made poor food choices, all based on hunger and convenience. Working a long day and not having any “go-to” recipes, I would...

I’ve worked a long day, I walk in the door at 6 pm, and I have 3 sets of eyes looking at me, expectantly. I know the approaching question, “What’s for dinner?” Funny, I’ve been asking myself that same question! Ten years ago, I would have...

  This morning, I cooked a big pot of steel cut oatmeal. I filled my bowl and started eating…and eating and eating.Breakfast seemed to be taking a little longer than usual. I finally realized I had filled my bowl almost to the rim, about 2.5 servings...

The answer is a resounding NO! Last week I was speaking on the importance of eating 5 veggies and fruits a day. As I introduced the topic, I heard a man groan in the  audience. He said, “I’m sorry, but it’s just impossible to eat 5...

Last night I had a great dinner with my family. I felt satisfied and comfortably full. But within minutes of putting my plate in the dishwasher, I was looking for chocolate!  Ahh! Why do I crave something sweet after a meal? After years of battling my...

[caption id="attachment_2809" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Me at 6 years old-I told you I was a handful!"][/caption]I was a hyperactive child. I know I was a real handful for my parents, teachers and friends. Now the good news…now it’s paying off! According to a Mayo Clinic study,...

I love teaching people how to be healthy. I’m excited to go to work every day (I know, scary, huh?) Consequently, I can often spend a long day at work and not even think twice about it. Eleven hour days happen for me on a...

The goal with any kind of calorie you consume is that it would elevate your blood sugar and keep it level. The problem with juices (and other sweet drinks) is the sugar quickly enters your blood stream which raises your blood sugar level rapidly. The...