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Step Down Dieting

Published on March 15, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

So, you want to go on a diet? You decide that eating better is in your forecast for next Monday. It’s Saturday, so you’re giving yourself one last weekend of your usual indulgence of coffee, double-cream, double-sugar with a donut in the morning. Cheeseburgers aren’t on the horizon for the big day that starts the

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Recipe: Apple and Pear Salad with Tangerine Dressing

A different kind of fruit salad, this recipe is one that is easy to make and provides a nice lunch for 2. The sweetness of the apples and pears balances nice with the tangy tangerine dressing. Enjoy!             Tangerine Dressing: Juice of 1 Tangerine (see directions) 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

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Food from the Past, Part 2: How Were We Designed to Eat?

Published on January 31, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

An interesting topic indeed. You’ll see this come up in discussions that are both pro-vegan and pro-meat (Paleo, Primal, Warrior, etc.) I think it’s interesting that the discussion brings up the word “design” as it pertains to our human habits of eating. I guess my question is:  Do you believe we were designed? If you

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Food from the Past, part 1: How did our Ancestors Eat?

Published on January 29, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

How did our ancestors eat? If you surf the web you’ll find all kinds of theories on this. Some will say that we ate meat, fruit, and veggies in large amounts when they were available. Others say that we ate a mainly plant-based diet with anything else available such as bugs, grains, and occasionally meat.

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Variety in Your Diet

Published on January 10, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

Having variety in your diet can give you some different tastes, nutrition, and even help with losing weight. A lot of us get stuck using the same types of foods. Here are some items that you may want to consider in your diet to mix things up:   Coconut Oil – This oil sort of

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The Irony of Gluttony at Christmas Time

As we have finished up the Christmas holiday and move toward New Year’s day, I must say that I feel pretty good having not given way to sweets and treats over the Holiday season. Now, I’m not saying that brag, nor am I seeking a “good job” from those reading this. But, as I stepped

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Bananas Foster Buckwheat Breakfast Recipe

    Buckwheat is a pseudo-grain food that can be used in a variety of ways. It is technically not a grain because it comes from a plant and not a grass. Despite its name, buckwheat is a wheat-free product. One way I use buckwheat is as a cereal in an oatmeal-like fashion.  The recipe

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Intermittent Fasting Trial: Week 1 (the pre-fast)

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Healthy Eating

I’m biting. The bait and hook that is “intermittent fasting” has been put in front of me and I’m officially reeled in (sort of). I am going to start a new diet that consists of fasting, and eating whole foods – eating whole foods is nothing new, the daily fasting regimen is. I have done

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No to GMO: Tips to Stay Away

If you are reading this and do not know what a GMO is, I will explain it in a nutshell. Biotechnology companies have come up with food crops that are genetically modified. GMO = Genetically Modified Organism. These crops are resistant to pesticides and some even produce their own pesticide. Yep, the pesticide actually grows within

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HCG Diet and Diets that Work

Published on July 18, 2012 by in Healthy Eating

I came across some advertisements several times in the past week for the HCG diet and injections and thought to myself, “How do people fork over so much money on this stuff?” HCG uses hormone treatments and a starvation diet to achieve weight loss by feeding the lucky person on the plan a whopping 500

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