Tag: "Food"

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 […]

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 […]

Food Labels: It Looks Good, But What's Inside
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Food Labels: It Looks Good, But What’s Inside

Photo by oskay via Flickr When many of us go grocery shopping, our purchases are driven by our senses.  We shop by what looks good at the moment, instead of considering what is inside the product.  If an item looks or smells good, it often ends up in the basket.  But, for those of us […]

Come On Everyone! Soup's On!
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Come On Everyone! Soup’s On!

Photo by pointnshoot via Flickr I’m a firm believer that one of the most satisfying things to eat on a cold, winter day is soup.  It helps warm us up from the inside and brings a sense of comfort while nourishing us.  Soup is a very popular lunch or dinner item all year round.  You […]

Eat Everything On Your Plate....Not!
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Eat Everything On Your Plate….Not!

Photo by peasap via Flickr So, you went to a restaurant the other day.  When they brought your dinner out, it was huge. By the time you finished half of it, you were full.  You wanted to stop eating, but subconsciously you remembered what your dear old mom always said about finishing everything on your […]

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BH4BP #8 – Artificial Sweeteners, Sugar and Honey

I start the show with a positive news update. In California, they are thinking of passing a bill restricting Bisphenol A in all products geared for children three years and younger. Also, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us announced that they will stop selling baby bottles made with Bisphenol A by next year. Check out the […]

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BH4BP #7 – Exercise Psychology, Salt and Coffee French Press

This week I start the show by discussing how exercise can have a positive effect on your mood. I talk about how neurotransmitters released in exercise can give us a sense of psychological well being. Exercise has been shown to combat depression, anxiety and insomnia. I mention some research findings that I found at www.balancelivingmag.com.

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BH4BP #6 – Sunscreen, Food Journal and Cigarette Smoke

As promised on show #5, I start this week’s show discussing some abdominal exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.  I look at the traditional crunch, the bicycle crunch and the abdominal crunch on the exercise ball.

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BH4BP #5 – Flat Belly Diet and Losing Belly Fat

I start the show by giving you an update on trans fatty acids. On July 26, 2008 California became the first state to ban trans fats in restaurant. For more information, be sure to check out the nytimes.com.

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BH4BP #2 – Trans Fats, Longevity & Exercise in Hot Weather

In this week’s main topic I look at partially hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats. I discuss why they are bad for you and what food products to stay away from.  I look at two articles related to this topic, one from webmd.com and the other from recoverymedicine.com .

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