Weight Loss

A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

It’s a new year. A new start. Leave the old behind. The old frustrations, disappointments and issues in the past. Today begins not only a new year, but a new decade. We all know the drill. Make New Years resolutions that last a few weeks, before joining the pile of others promised in years past.… Continue reading A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

Weight Loss

Adding Pulses To A Diet Can Increase Weight Loss

Usually a weight loss plan calls for restriction or removing foods to drop pounds. But new research is advising you to add to your meal plan. Continuing my series on how to fill your diet with delicious, low calorie, low density foods- adding the family of pulses fits this bill.  Pulses are the dried seeds of the legume branch. In other… Continue reading Adding Pulses To A Diet Can Increase Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Feel Full On Fewer Calories

We’re all told the way to lose weight is to eat less and take in fewer calories. But what if you could eat more and still take in fewer calories? That’s where the concept of energy density comes in. It sounds like the last thing any dieter should do, but eating more could actually be the key… Continue reading Feel Full On Fewer Calories

Tip/Thought of the Day

Food Swaps That Are Healthy And Delicious

I frequently find myself reaching for magazines rather than finding articles online- something about the tactile experience is more enjoyable (which is also why I love a good book!). A while back, I found an article that highlighted smart food substitutions that help improve eating habits. After all, if we can incorporate changes that we… Continue reading Food Swaps That Are Healthy And Delicious

Tip/Thought of the Day

What Common Food Terms Actually Mean

How many times have you been in a store and seen food packaging that read "healthy!", "low sodium!", "sugar free!," "natural!", and so on? If you've doubted what those terms actually meant, you have reason to wonder. While the FDA and USDA work to regulate and provide guidelines for consumer safety and transparency, there is… Continue reading What Common Food Terms Actually Mean