Category Archives: GENERAL HEALTH

Monosodium glutamate: The truth about ‘MSG’ and why to avoid it

Monosodium glutamate is something worth mentioning. If you read labels, you find it in many things. It is also called by other names. It is an insidious ingredient which wears many ‘hidden faces’. My site is primarily about losing weight. But, if you are not healthy, lack energy and don’t feel good, you will probably have to look… Read More »

Weight loss motivation: Why your life depends upon it!

Where do you get ‘weight loss motivation’? Good question, especially since most of us are so ‘addicted’ to snack and junk foods! And, once you know what you should eat, you then have to learn how to fight those cravings for the wrong foods! Not so easy… Don’t we all love crackers, chips and cookies? Sure we do. How do we not… Read More »

Why low carb foods are not the way to permanent weight loss

Low carb foods like Kale is about the most nutritious vegetable you can eat. ‘Fad diets’ come and go with the breeze, just about as fast as you gain all the weight back you lost. There are low carb diet and low-fat diets among a hundred other books about it for sale online. Personally, I have found that fiber rich diets are the best for losing… Read More »

The best ‘no oil’ fried potatoes you’ve ever tasted

By now, you should know I love my potatoes. Fried potatoes! I cook them in a ‘Teflon coated pan’, but without oil. Yes, you heard me right. I don’t use any oil, because it isn’t healthy. I know it adds that certain ‘flavor’. But, you have to be mindful that everything ‘tasting good’, isn’t necessarily healthy to eat. When you are… Read More »

Where is the healthiest fast food? The truth is tasty

What is the ‘healthiest fast food’ you can eat? I would say it’s a particular sandwich. You might call it a grinder or hoagie. But, what you put on it and don’t makes or breaks the ‘healthiness’ of eating it! It is the only ‘fast food establishment’ owned by doctors. I used to eat there, but don’t anymore. Unknowingly, in the… Read More »

Where is the best fast food take out window?

If you are going to pick up from a drive through window, what is the ‘best fast food’ sandwich you can eat? I would say the best choice is the healthiest, which are those sandwiches or meals containing the most vegetables with no oils or fats like mayonnaise. Probably, eating a ‘vegetarian sandwich’ would be OK, except for the bread. And, if… Read More »

Why a 1200 calorie diet may make you gain weight!

A ‘1200 calorie diet’ is not enough for some of us. For example, I need about 2000 a day while my wife needs 1800. But, 1200 calories per day might be OK for you. Many Americans take in 3,000 calories a day, even more. Who needs that much? Athletes? Healthy weight loss depends upon how much you want to… Read More »

How to gain weight, get healthier and live longer?

You might have lost more weight than planned. This doesn’t happen for most of us. But, to be sure, you might want to make an appointment with your doctor and get a check up. Being overweight or underweight is not healthy. After your visit, if all turns out alright, you might want to start eating more healthy food. But, what is… Read More »

Vegetarian restaurants: Why they are not healthy

I could be wrong, but don’t think there’s enough demand for a vegetarian restaurant anywhere in the states for it to stay in business. Therefore, I wouldn’t worry too much about finding one. Most establishments have decent ‘salad bars’ these days. That’s enough to help you stay healthy and fill you up. They are generally ‘all you can eat’.… Read More »

Why eating low calorie foods can make you gain weight

The average American eats high-calorie meals. This site is about healthy food which also happens to be low-calorie foods. It is very low in fat, salt and sugar compared to the average American diet. Processed foods or refined grain (especially refined carbs like bread, crackers and chips) and oil are a few of the bad guys. You might think plant based whole… Read More »