Want to know what you should STOP doing if you want awesome health and vitality? These tips are simple, logical and with the right attitude exceptionally easy to follow.
This is not a complete list but these are the ones I feel will have the most significant and positive impact for you. I have also provided links to other blog articles I have written should you want more info on a particular topic. Read the rest of this entry
If I had to run a poll asking people whether they thought beans and lentils were good for your health, I believe most people would respond, “Yes, they are”. I used to think so too, but after delving into the science and literature I have changed my opinion. I am going to try to explain it to you as simply as I can without losing too much of the convincing scientific evidence (which can get a tad complex at times).
For months now I have kept coming across “bulletproof coffee” in many of the blogs and websites that I follow. So always willing to try something at least once , I thought I would give this a go. Now I know that the moment I give you the ingredients list, you are going to pull your nose up and say, “Oh gross!” I did the first time I came across the recipe. But so many people would comment about how delicious it was that I had to just try it for myself. Read the rest of this entry
Even though hubby and I have been very committed to eliminating grains from our diet for a while now, I have been less strict with my kids, especially when it came to breakfast. In hindsight, I believe I was making excuses for a number of reasons. Not being the best morning person, I opted for convenience …. and to be honest I just didn’t want to deal with the nuclear fallout that I assumed would happen if I told them they could no longer have cereal for breakfast. Read the rest of this entry
Are you lacking the practical knowledge of the foods that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts? If you are serious about shedding the flab without feeling deprived or hungry or if you are tired of feeling tired all the time then this is the post to read to get you motivated and started on the path to better health. Read the rest of this entry
For decades fat has been my enemy – and I am not just referring to the fat that I carry around under my skin every day. I am also referring to the fat in my diet. Low-fat and fat-free is how I have lived for most of my life. What did I achieve? Absolutely nothing - nada, neinte, niks!
If anything I have managed to slowly but surely get fatter. How is that possible? For years I could never understand what the problem was. I was doing everything I was supposed to do. I watched my calories, ate low-fat, had phases of exercising like a demon – but real results always eluded me. Hunger, frustration and feelings of deprivation and failure were my constant companions.
I have just finished watching this quirky and very informative 33 minute video on You Tube called Get Out of the Gluten Glut. The video (see link below) features Anne Buzzelli who is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle. She has a private nutrition practice in Staunton, Virginia called BuzzNutrition.
She presents some fascinating facts about grains (especially wheat) such as:
When first embarking on a paleo, primal or high fat/low carb eating approach, you can expect to feel awful! This phenomenon is called, “the low carb flu”.
- upset stomach
- brain fog
So many people just don’t know what they should and shouldn’t be eating on a Paleo diet.
- Is the Paleo diet low-carb or low-fat? Is saturated fat permitted?
- How much protein should someone eat on a Paleo diet?
- Does the Paleo diet include dairy products – or not? Which kinds of dairy?
- Are any grains permitted?
These questions and the varied answers one can find on the internet or in books cause confusion for many of us. I have just finished reading a very interesting article by Dr. Chris Kresser titled, “Moving from a paleo diet to a paleo template”. It really made sense to me. Here are some of his and my own ideas around this concept. Read the rest of this entry
We all spoil our kids. We love seeing their little faces light up when presented with a special treat. We are happy that they are happy – so everyone is happy. I am not averse to the occasional treat for my kids but I do struggle with defining “occasional”. It just seems like the opportunities for my kids to receive sugary snacks are at an all time high. Here is my list : Read the rest of this entry