Oompa! Surprisingly, I'm not talking about gyros or saganaki, but rather, a study on the Mediterranean diet performed by the Medical School at the University of Athens, Greece. We've all likely heard of the Mediterranean Diet, but let's refresh. Key components of the Mediterranean Diet include: - ... Read More about Go Greek!
I'm crossing my fingers Hy-Vee capitalizes where TJ's cannot. In a recent blog I discussed the inability of Trader Joe's to open stores in Oklahoma due to restrictive liquor laws. However, I'd surely settle for a Hy-Vee. With more than 220 stores in the Midwest states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, ... Read More about Hy-Vee
"S" is for "salad" in the diet world, right? Leafy greens, a few random chopped vegetables, and a tablespoon or so of fat-free dressing or worst yet...vinegar. Sound familiar? Sounds like eating dew-dusted grass and weeds to me and I choose not to partake. For those of you with an appetite ... Read More about Easy on the S-bombs!
According to my recent poll, sixty-six percent of you reading my blog (and responding to the poll...) wanted to lose between 15 and 30 pounds. Well, listen up! I returned from my honeymoon last night. Husband and I spent 7 days in beautiful Puerto Vallarta at the Dreams all-inclusive resort and ... Read More about Precious Z's
...so says White House Assistant Chef, Sam Kass. And I concur. We've all heard the term trans fat, right? That's definitely the bad stuff and has no place in any diet. The stuff is so bad there's been legal action suggesting the banning of trans fat. Not only does trans fat raise your LDL ... Read More about “Breaded and baked is the new fried.”
I live in Oklahoma. ::slight shudder:: Yeah, yeah....it's not that bad. Actually, I'll even confess to enjoying it here. However, Oklahoma's liquor laws cause me some serious angst. When we first arrived in Oklahoma my husband's work friends cued us in. Here you cannot buy alcohol on Sundays or ... Read More about Just one more reason to hate "three-two" beer
Admittedly, this rant is biased...but also commonsensical. In Medical News Today, an article was written discussing the importance of nutrition in the prevention of chronic disease. Well, duh. Unfortunately for me and my fellow RD's, we're S.O.L. until legislation changes. But really, is it an ... Read More about No $h*t, Sherlock!
Forget the Skittles for just a second and let's talk antioxidants... Don't get defensive, now...but we all have lots of bad guys in our bodies that are produced from the every day toxins we ingest, inhale, absorb, etc. -- everything from gas emissions to cigarette smoke to alcohol. And as ... Read More about "Taste the rainbow!"