Your health- Guarding the front door.

So there I was, lying on the exam table, staring at the ceiling making small talk with the ultrasound tech who was waving her magic wand all around my jellied-belly. I had been bent over with a bad stomach ache for days and my doc wanted to rule out gallstones.  The good news was that…

How to make it work..

My husband is a cheese cravin’, chocolate sneakin’, prime rib lovin’ man with stubbornly high cholesterol. So how on earth do you keep a guy like that on the healthy eatin’-train? It’s all about feel, flavor and fullness. FEEL- While you can’t fool anyone into thinking that thick strips of spicy, grilled zucchini are in…

My Super Bowl Dilemma..

So last night I’m all snuggled up with my dog and my blankie scrolling through potential Super Bowl recipes. So much good lookin’, bad for you food.. I mean seriously, yum! Which leads me to my dilemma: Do I just embrace the cheese whizzy goodness of our favorite tailgate fare? OR Go the vegan-no regret-good for…

We’re on a (whole wheat ) roll.. 😉

My husband and I are rolling into week two of our “clean-er eating” adventure. We are not on any special diet (though it is 95% vegetarian) or following any complicated plan. No counting, weighing, portion control, measuring or any other such complexities. We’re just using common sense: fresh, nutritious, whole foods, less alcohol and a…

Examining Failure.

Examining failed diet and exercise plans is pretty interesting. The commonalities are striking and worthy of study. WOOF-WOOF. Most of us behave like puppies…we need external motivators. Whether it’s a reunion, vacation birthday or a wedding, having that “biscuit” dangled in front of our noses seems to give us the focus and determination needed to stick to…