Category Archives: WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

Insulin resistance: Why eating ‘real whole food’ can save your bacon!

The exact cause of insulin resistance is not yet fully understood. Insulin is a hormone created by our pancreas and is essential to our body’s metabolism. Digestion breaks down carbohydrates (sugars and starches) in foods into glucose (a form of sugar) which then can enter our bloodstream. Our body cells receive energy through absorbing glucose. When we consume more calories… Read More »

How to lose weight in a week: Here’s what to eat…

You know you want to keep any weight off you lose. But, with ‘fad diets’, this will never happen. Losing weight and gaining it back is an unhealthy roller coaster ride. We also don’t want highs and lows in blood sugar over time. To break the food addiction and junk food cycle we must find healthy food substitutes! You will notice people who live the longest are the ‘slim’ ones. I’ve… Read More »

How many calories do I need to lose weight?

Do you want to know ‘how many calories do I need’? There is a way. I discovered I need about 2000 each day while my wife requires less at 1800. Did you know that the best way to lose weight is to change what you are eating? I eat low calorie foods. Lower calorie foods will help you lose… Read More »

Is hummus healthy?

Is hummus healthy? I think it depends upon what you add to it. For example, when I make my own red bell pepper hummus I don’t add any olive oil or tahini. You have to read labels at the store very carefully when you buy processed hummus dip because they usually add oil. You can add just about anything you want… Read More »

Flat belly diet for permanent weight loss

If you want to get rid of that ‘spare tire’ you need to adopt a ‘flat belly diet’. What is that? It’s nothing complicated at all. You eat ‘real food’. No portion control. But, what the heck is real food? I was one who used to laugh at it. It’s not an ‘official diet’ more than it is… Read More »

Healthy weight chart: Why keep an eye on your BMI?

Something told me that if I didn’t start eating healthier and lose weight, I’d eventually have a heart attack or stroke. This was scary! After I started eating fruits and vegetables as my primary foods, I wanted to know what my absolute ‘healthiest’ weight should be. I decided I wanted to learn how to get healthier and lose weight… Read More »

Tasty Non-Fat Hummus (Hold The Olive Oil!) Recipe

You can use canned garbanzos or cook yours from dry beans in your pressure cooker. This is what I do, but either way does the job just fine. This is what I call a ‘healthy snack’. ‘Try to buy celery organic, as it’s sprayed with pesticide. I can usually get it at the store, but sometimes you don’t… Read More »

October 2020 Healthful Diet Update

I like to pass on what I’ve learned. When I eat something wrong that makes me feel poorly, I ask myself, ‘where’s my doctor’? By this I mean, where are those health professionals who tell me what is healthy to eat and not? ‘One physician will say one thing while another will disagree saying the opposite. It’s no… Read More »

You Won’t Have To Count Calories When You Do This ‘1’ Thing Consistently…

When I lost 50 pounds, I didn’t gain a single pound back. It’s something I don’t have to worry about anymore. Why? Because when one eats plant based whole food, he doesn’t have to count calories. There are though a few exceptions to the rule I have experienced. One needs to limit nuts, seeds and avocados because of fat… Read More »

Conquering Snack And Junk Food Addiction: 5 Hunger Satisfying Tips

I still wrestle with my former food addictions. But, I test. This means going back to some of my old food favorites. The longer you don’t eat them, you find the old food never tastes as good as you remember. Here’s some examples of foods I adored I knew I had to give up because it causes me painful… Read More »