Tag: "Diet"

Don't Judge a Bread by Its Color!
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Don’t Judge a Bread by Its Color!

Photo by Gabriel Pevide via Flickr Bread is a staple food that most of us eat in some form or another each day.  That could be toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch or a piece of bread to accompany our soup at dinner.  But when we try to lose weight, bread is one of […]

Dried Fruit: What to Watch For
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Dried Fruit: What to Watch For

Photo by babbagecabbage Sometimes the fresh fruit that we want to eat is unavailable where we live, out of season, or we worry that it will go bad before we eat it.  So, we opt for dried fruit instead because not only does it have a longer shelf life, but it’s always available. Plus, there […]

Avocados: Packed With Fat, But Without the Guilt!
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Avocados: Packed With Fat, But Without the Guilt!

Photo by Melinda Nagy via dreamstime When many people imagine the perfect sandwich, they think of a greasy, fatty sandwich. Images of cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteaks or a sandwich piled high with meat, cheese and maybe some bacon, dance through their heads. Those might sound tasty to some of you, but you have to admit that […]

BH4BP #36 - High Blood Pressure: Beat the Silent Killer
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BH4BP #36 – High Blood Pressure: Beat the Silent Killer

Photo by House Of Sims via Flickr When most of us think of someone with high blood pressure (hypertension), we automatically think of an overweight, middle aged executive, that is wound up really tight and explodes at the slightest provocation. So, anyone that doesn’t fit that image feels pretty safe. But unfortunately, hypertension can occur […]

This Spud's For You!
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This Spud’s For You!

Photo by Dmitry Maslov via dreamstime When we think of eating potatoes, many of us picture french fries. Others picture baked potatoes topped with sour cream, chives, cheese, bacon, butter or sometimes all of the above.  No wonder most of us think that potatoes are fattening!  You have no idea how many times I have […]

Got Lactose Intolerance?
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Got Lactose Intolerance?

Photo by striatic via Flickr Some people enjoy a tall, cold glass of milk either alone or with an occasional cookie.  But the experience isn’t so pleasant for everyone.  If drinking a glass of milk makes you feel bloated, nauseous or gives you gas, stomach cramps or diarrhea, you might be lactose intolerant.  That is […]

BH4BP #35 - Sodas: Is Diet Really Any Better?
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BH4BP #35 – Sodas: Is Diet Really Any Better?

Photo by jagian via Flickr For most people, when they are feeling thirsty or tired and want an energy boost, they seldom reach for water or tea. They reach for a soda instead. Many of us are addicted to sodas. If we go a day without them, our energy levels go down and we feel […]

High Blood Pressure? Cut The Ketchup
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High Blood Pressure? Cut The Ketchup

Photo by Ingorrr via Flickr Along with mayonnaise and mustard, ketchup (also known as tomato sauce, red sauce or Tommy sauce) is a popular condiment, especially in the United States. Most people adorn their hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, or grilled/fried meats with ketchup.  This condiment is also used as a base for other sauces.  You can […]

BH4BP #34 - Approach Your Weight The Right Way
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BH4BP #34 – Approach Your Weight The Right Way

Photo by Pink Sherbet via Flickr Our culture is obsessed with weight.  It seems that every person has a bathroom scale in their house and many people weigh themselves as part of their daily routine.  Any weight gain is perceived as a change for the worse.  And the media doesn’t make it any better. They’re […]

Knowledge Is Power, Ignorance Is Disaster!
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Knowledge Is Power, Ignorance Is Disaster!

Photo by Stewart via Flickr Time and time again, I have heard people say that they don’t have the time or energy to do what it takes to be healthy. They complain that it is hard enough just going to work and taking care of their kids. And on top of that, they say, it’s […]

BH4BP #33 - Being Healthy: Tee Morris's Journey
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BH4BP #33 – Being Healthy: Tee Morris’s Journey

This week we are going to do something different with the show.  A few weeks ago on Show #26, I talked about my journey to becoming healthier.  That show got a really positive response, so I thought that it would be interesting to all of you if I interviewed a guest occasionally and discussed how […]

Iceberg: Bad for the Titanic and for Your Salad
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Iceberg: Bad for the Titanic and for Your Salad

Photo by Geoff604 via Flickr Salads can be a highly nutritious meal, if you use the right ingredients.  But, if you are choosing iceberg lettuce to put in your salad, you are sinking the nutritional benefits that you would receive from selecting a different leafy green. Iceberg lettuce may be the most popular lettuce, but […]

Health and Valentine's: Don't Let Cupid Shoot You In the Foot!
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Health and Valentine’s: Don’t Let Cupid Shoot You In the Foot!

Photo by jsc via Flickr This year was going to be the year that you were going to lose some weight and get in shape.  Over the holidays you let yourself indulge in anything you wanted, knowing that the new year would be a fresh start.  So far this year, you have been really good.  […]

Heartburn: A Burn You Don't Want to Feel!
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Heartburn: A Burn You Don’t Want to Feel!

Photo by Evil Erin via Flickr Heartburn?  Oh, no.  Not that again!  You just finished a big, tasty meal at your friends house and leaned back in your chair to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.  Then you start feeling that burning pain under your breast bone, that is so uncomfortable that you […]

BH4BP #30 - Beef or Mock Meat: What's for Dinner?
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BH4BP #30 – Beef or Mock Meat: What’s for Dinner?

Photo by VirtualErn via Flickr I know it seems like everywhere you go, people are telling you the healthiest thing you can do is to go vegetarian. I also know that many of you enjoy a nice, juicy steak or hamburger once in a while and don’t plan to give it up anytime soon. Others […]

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