Category: Nutrition for Health vs. Weight Loss

.....the reality was my body had been trained to crave what it needs not what I wanted. I realized at that moment, it's all about listening to my body, NOT my "diet head", it’s about being healthy.
A bit of some pie, a slice of the cake, January's coming, resolutions I’ll then make. I won’t worry now, what time I would waste, I won’t eat that much, simply a taste. I promised myself, I’d diet next year, I promise I will, you’re reading it here.In the scheme of things, what’s a pound or two? I’ve lost it before, I’m sure you have too!
As we  shift in to the frenzied holiday season, healthy intentions are left behind. Once the chaos of the holidays takes control of our lives,  January 1st is the day of salvation. But you know, and I know,  New Year’s resolutions rarely have lasting power. Granted, we’re far away from January 1st, however many people […]
"Though I look forward to the changing leaves, and gorgeous fall scenery, it's important to consider exercise plans for the fall/winter season. After all, as the seasons change so does our lifestyle."
“Last summer John and I toured Will Allen’s Growing Power Urban Garden facility in Milwaukee, Wis.,” Novelli said. “We came away totally inspired to get involved in the local food production revolution.”
Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that can help lower your risk of heart disease by improving related risk factors. Monounsaturated fats may also help normalize blood clotting. Some research shows that monounsaturated fats may also benefit insulin levels and control blood sugar levels, which can be especially helpful for type 2 diabetics.
(Reprinted from Sun-Times Media, Naperville Sun 7-20-11) When I was in elementary school, I planted my first flower, a marigold. As a third-grader, the evolution from seed to flower was amazing to watch. Ever since then, I have always appreciated those who had the patience and talent to grow a garden. Lucky for me, I […]
"In my opinion, food isn't the culprit in obesity, it is the lack of knowledge about food and the disrespect of food that has taken obesity to the level it is at today."
This past week, USA Today came out with a story that polled about 1000 people asking if they would rather have a million dollars or a great body. 1 out of 4 would rather have a perfect body than a million dollars. I don’t know about you, but I was wondering about health. Why wasn’t […]
There is an abundance of nutrition information on the internet, but what truly educates the reader about whole, healthy nutrition options that are sustainable and realistic. Some food for thought on what people buy into when it comes to nutrition and what things need to change to ensure that the health of our country improves and obesity numbers drop.