Sit up straight!
Okay, so you won’t actually lose 5 pounds, but you will look like it. Every inch you stand taller, you appear 5 pounds thinner.
We sit at our computers hunched over, and as the day goes on, our posture gets even worse. When you...
What: By the time you finish reading this newsletter, another woman will die from heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men.
Why: Heart disease is still considered a “man’s disease” so women may not take their symptoms as seriously as they...
1 pound of halibut (or any mild white fish)
1 can of black beans, rinsed to remove excess sodium
Container of salsa
Add olive oil to a heavy pan and cook fish for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until almost done. Break...
What: You just tried on your favorite pants; only problem? Your dry cleaner must have shrunk them (ha-ha) because you can’t get them buttoned.
Why: The holidays are over, and you’ve gained a bit of weight. Although, it’s not always fat that we gain, sometimes it...
Room color! Fast food restaurants are painted a warm orange/yellow color, which will fire up your hunger! Consider painting your dining room a cooler color, such as blue or green.
Get out of the kitchen! After dinner go walk your dog, water a plant, or brush...
½ chopped rotisserie chicken
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon minced ginger root*
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and very thinly sliced
1 cup packaged shredded cabbage and carrot mix (broccoli salad kit)
3 scallions, chopped on an angle
½ cup plum sauce*
2 cups basil leaves, loosely...
What: The kids are back in school and they are bringing home a fresh new batch of germs and viruses. You now have the sniffles and can feel a head cold coming on. This happens every fall, and you’re beginning to wonder if there’s anything...
Variety may be the spice of life, but too much variety in our food can cause you to overeat. In one study, moviegoers given M&Ms in 10 colors ate 43 percent more than those who were offered M&Ms in just 7 colors. We eat with...
What: It happened again. Another night of tossing and turning; then you’re up at 5:30 for an early morning meeting. As you look at your schedule for the day, you also realize that both of your kids have baseball games that evening. It’s beginning to...
1 pound of whole wheat spaghetti
1/3 bag of broccoli florets (Costco, so yes, the BIG bag)
½ bag of sugar snap peas (Costco)
½ cup soy sauce
1 cup of peanut butter
4 tablespoons of rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons of lime juice (about two limes)