My blog followers voted on their favorite ethnic food. With a whopping 12 votes (sigh!), 1/3 of the voters chose Mexican and 1/3 chose Italian. While Mexican takes the place of #1 in my heart, GOOD Italian is a close 2nd. I figured with all this talk it may be helpful to go over some menu strategy ... Read More about Poll says: Mexican and Italian
Date to lose weight? Yep! But don’t get married, nope. I blogged about marriage and weight gain in the past, and unfortunately for love, the two go hand-in-hand. A study performed by psychologist Meredith Young, PhD found that women who eat a meal with a man...eat less. Women eating in large groups, ... Read More about Go on a date!
This movie is a must see, especially if you love food. And even more especially if you love blogs. My sister-in-law and I went to see it yesterday afternoon and just adored it. While the ending is unexpected (that's not a spoiler, promise!), the movie itself is a complete delight. The movie blends ... Read More about Julie & Julia
We were out running errands today and in the midst of scanning celeb gossip magazines at Walgreens, this book caught my eye. It's written by Annette B. Natow, PhD and Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, entitled "The Calorie Counter". The book lists foods by category (i.e. cereal, bread) and then by brand name, ... Read More about The Calorie Counter
Caffeine-containing alcoholic beverages (or mixes - i.e. Red Bull and vodka) are under fire. The state attorney general and health-advocacy groups are seeking federal government support in regulating caffeinated alcoholic drinks. These beverages are a fast-growing product line popular among younger ... Read More about Ban the buzz?
You've probably heard garlic is great for your health. Yep! But does it matter if you consume garlic in the form of paste? Powder? Pill? Yes, it does. A study by researchers at the University of Conneticut School of Medicine suggest that fresh-crushed garlic is best for cardiac benefits. Scientists ... Read More about Go garlic, go fresh!
Depends on the research. A new analysis could lead to a heated debate on omega-3's having its own recommended daily intake levels. Heart-protective benefits of fish oil have been discussed for centuries, but how much do we need? Some cardiologists would like to see an established RDA for omega-3's. ... Read More about Omega-3's: How much?
What does our president propose? Well, firstly it’s important to understand that healthcare costs are the biggest driving force behind the federal deficit and thus, healthcare reform is Obama’s top legislative priority. Specifically, Obama is designing an overhaul to create a government-run ... Read More about Obama and Healthcare Reform…