Health In A Hurry

You’ve almost made it through the toughest dieting season of the year. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice up till now, it’s not time to completely give in to temptation.  Regardless of what you want to hear, the eggnog and that fudge are NOT calling...

  I’m a serial- sitter. I sit and read nutrition research for hours. If I’m not sitting and reading, I am sitting and writing or sitting on an airplane. All that inactivity is a career hazard, so I make sure I exercise five days a week. I...

  Talk about stress, Black Friday shopping! This year I had to participate in the holiday shopping frenzy. Black Friday saw me out the door and in the stores by 6am, joining a few million others who couldn’t resist the bargains. I knew I’d need plenty of...

Raise your hand if you would consider trying to lose weight during the holidays. (Richard Simmons, you can put your hand down.) Everyone else, let’s talk reality.   Dieting at this time of year would be torture. But maintaining your weight through the New Year would...

  During the holidays, what do you look forward to more: time with family and friends or permission to indulge your appetite with all those goodies? Are thoughts of hitting the buffet as exciting as spending time with friends? Smart eating during the holidays is a challenge....

  Don’t you wish looking at cookies didn’t cause weight-gain? When I was overweight, I swear, one glance translated into an added pound. Now, despite having a metabolism that’s 10 years older, I can eat the occasional cookie and not gain an ounce. According to research, the...

You’re busy prepping for Thanksgiving. The dinner menu is planned. The family members have been given their assignments. Here’s one more task for your holiday food-fest preparations: lose four pounds before the eating-season begins. Yes, you can do this in the next two weeks. Weight loss...

  Ingredients 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt, for sprinkling. I sometimes use a little bit of flavored sea salt, such as chili or rosemary sea salt. Directions Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.   Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1...

  Your body is not a savings account. You can’t bank your calories all day long and spend them on one dinner at day’s-end. You’re starving yourself, teaching your body to be frugal about calorie-burning, and getting cranky in the process.   Both your weight and your mood...

According to my teenagers, I made a “bomb” dinner last week, healthy chicken sausage sautéed with onions, garlic and Swiss chard over brown rice. I thought I had made enough for the four of us with plenty of left-overs. Not a morsel was left! I...