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Category: Healthy & Fit Over 50 Nutrition Tips

Cheeseburgers, Pizza & Wings, Oh My! How I Beat My Fast Food Cravings

I absolutely love cheeseburgers, chicken wings, French fries, francheesies, pizza, M&M’s, Snickers & ice cream? What’s your favorite? Mine depends on the day, but high on the list are wings, ice cream and pizza. But, America is getting fatter and sicker and so was I. Worse? Big Food, the conglomerate of corporations that make up […]

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Are The ‘I Shoulds’ Swirling Around In Your Head?

“I should … ” You fill in the blank. Maybe it’s “I should eat more vegetables” or, “I should exercise more” or,”I should eat less” or, “I should quit eating fast food or junk food,” or “I should get up and take Sparky for a walk,” or … STOP!!! A strange thing happens with shoulds; […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Does it Have to be All or Nothing?

A participant in one of my Gluten Free 101 classes asked, “Does it have to be all or nothing?” The answer is yes and no. We’ll talk about gluten first, but then we’re going to touch on the other biggies: sugar and dairy. If you have Celiac Disease it is a resounding “YES!” You cannot […]

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Fresh Watermelon Orange Sorbet

I am on a summertime treat roll! Here’s my latest concoction: 1 cup of frozen watermelon chunks 1 navel orange, peeled and torn into four sections 3 drops of liquid stevia Layer fruit into smoothie/blender jar with the orange sections closest to the blades. Add in stevia and blend until smooth. With my NutriBullet it […]

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Watermelon!

Maybe it’s not quite the official watermelon season, and some of my sustainable friends might give me grief, but those little ‘personal’ watermelons are in stores and are very tasty at this time of year. (I prefer to call them snack size since I consider any watermelon my ‘personal’ watermelon … size matters not!) Watermelon […]

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7 Ways to Take Out a Killer!

Stress is a killer. It’s that simple. It might seem like you have no options, but the reality is that you do. With that in mind, let’s look at how to discern how you can best reduce the stress in your life. We’ll start out easy and move into the more challenging areas: Exercise. This […]

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Healthy & Fit Over 50 Nutrition Tip #2

Michael Pollan has written several books on food, (www.michaelpollan.com/books) but his most famous quote says it all: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Of course, you have to understand that when he uses the term ‘food’ he’s not talking about Doritos or a McDonald’s Cheeseburger, Cocoa Puffs or Go-Gurt. He’s referring to whole food […]

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Healthy & Fit Over 50 Nutrition Tip #1

Inflammation is the root cause of most chronic disease. Check out Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Pyramid for ideas on how you can improve your food choices: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02997/Anti-Inflammatory-Food-Pyramid-fact-sheet.html

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