Is There Life Without Snack And Junk Food? Why It’s A Yes And A No…

We’ve been brought up in cultures eating a certain way. There is junk and snack food in every society. I might want to ask another valid question. Remember the old expression ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’? There’s always an exception to every rule. Continue reading “Is There Life Without Snack And Junk Food? Why It’s A Yes And A No…”

Healthful Versus Unhealthful Plant-Based Diets

You would think from all the press that being a vegetarian or vegan is the healthiest way to eat. But, it’s not necessarily so. I would get preached to about how I ate. But, they rarely looked healthy. Continue reading “Healthful Versus Unhealthful Plant-Based Diets”

Should We Eat Processed And Refined Foods With Ingredients We Can’t Pronounce?

We all know a balanced diet is healthy for us. But, what defines a balanced diet? There’s an opinion that’s different no matter who one asks. My idea of a balanced diet is a whole food plant based diet. Continue reading “Should We Eat Processed And Refined Foods With Ingredients We Can’t Pronounce?”

Is Drinking Alcohol Good For You?

Is Drinking Alcohol Good For You? If I didn’t drink at all, I would say don’t start doing it because you think you will get even healthier. That’s a misnomer. For example, they say a glass of wine is good for you. I am not really so sure about that. Who’s saying it? Probably, those who are selling the wine. Continue reading “Is Drinking Alcohol Good For You?”

Being Vegetarian: Going It Alone…

Staying the course as a vegetarian or vegan isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially when you drive by your ‘used to be’ favorite pizza parlor or hamburger drive through. We all succumb to temptation in one food form or another. I would say it simply comes down to human nature. It’s hard to ‘stick with doing something’ when the majority does not eat mostly plant based whole food. Continue reading “Being Vegetarian: Going It Alone…”

Why Sodium Sneaks Up Affecting You More Than You Realized…

I have always loved eating salty snacks and junk food like corn and potato chips. Nothing went down better than a salty pretzel and bottle of beer. But, I don’t do that anymore. That was in the day I was young. Now, my body has changed and I can’t abuse it without severe consequences! My body demands respect and good treatment… Continue reading “Why Sodium Sneaks Up Affecting You More Than You Realized…”

The ‘Trick’ I Learned That Made Me Lose Real Weight…

It was always a big mystery to me in losing weight. I had a hard time, but was doing it wrong. I think I must have listened to too many ‘Quack’ doctors and read their misleading books.

Obviously, they were in it for the money, but many like myself believed what they said and tried out their dangerous diets. Then, there were all those weight loss commercials on TV. Eat this and not that! Here, buy our food delivered to your door!

Such a rip off! Lies, lies, and even more lies! Was there anyone who told the truth? There wasn’t the information available readily back then in the late 70’s like there is currently right at our fingertips with cell phones and the internet. Except, that now the same problem persists. There is a lot of misinformation and we have to weed through it ourselves.

‘For me, the secret to losing weight was when I began eating plant based whole food. It was naturally low in fat and there were no refined carbohydrates like chips, crackers and tortillas. When I stopped eating the snack and junk food, my weight went down steadily from where I got stuck at 185 lbs., down to where I am now at my High School weight of 158’ ~ your author

I have always loved chips and dip. I always craved the salty over the sweet like ice cream. I loved cheese and salami and crackers. I have eaten a heck of a lot of meat in my time washing it all down with untold gallons of milk. Again, a big business blatantly lied! ‘Every body does not need milk’! It’s a surprise I am still alive. There must be a reason I am still around!

Excerpt about weight control from MedlinePlus…

‘Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include

  • Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
  • Eating smaller portions
  • Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
  • Being physically active

[1 medlineplus.gov/weightcontrol.html]’.

Before I began this site, I weighed over 200 pounds. I never had energy and was tired of pulling my pants up because my belly pushed them back down. Now, my weight is self maintained. It’s automatic. That is, of course, if I don’t begin eating bags of chips!

There’s something about refined grains in that when you grind them into a fine powder, the increased surface area will add on the pounds. I couldn’t have just one chip. I would eat the whole family pack greasy bag in one sitting watching my favorite vampire movie!

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Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

 

Does What You Eat And How You Cook It Reduce Aches, Pains And Inflammation? Yes, It May Even Eliminate It Entirely. What I Found…

You might be thinking one food is culprit to causing your inflammation, but you soon discover it could be one of many. It’s like a shell game wondering which one the prize is under. It gets confusing, sometimes. So, how does one pin point the problem? You asked a good question… Continue reading “Does What You Eat And How You Cook It Reduce Aches, Pains And Inflammation? Yes, It May Even Eliminate It Entirely. What I Found…”

How Do You Know Which Diet, Health and Weight Loss Information Is True or Not?

I grapple with this often. Who do you believe? Who is the ultimate authority on health and weight loss, and will he please stand up or raise his hand? I don’t see anyone! But, many do profess they are the authority. Yet, when so many doctors and sources of information disagree or contradict each other, who is right and who is wrong? Continue reading “How Do You Know Which Diet, Health and Weight Loss Information Is True or Not?”

3 Healthy Reasons To Read Ingredient Labels On Salsa, Ketchup, Mustard And Other Condiments…

As you may have already gathered, I love potatoes! I talk about them all the time. Actually, they’re my all time favorite food. Why so? I don’t know, they just have that Continue reading “3 Healthy Reasons To Read Ingredient Labels On Salsa, Ketchup, Mustard And Other Condiments…”