Through my own research I found it is not necessarily the food you eat that makes people live past 100. It surprised me what all the elders had to say. Centenarians do not usually seek perfection. Some of them smoke cigars, drink whiskey, coffee, milk, eat cookies and small amounts of meat during the week. … Continue reading Health, Weight Loss and Longevity: More than Simply Good Nutrition?
So, you are a bread lover, too? I used to love eating bread. I mean lots of bread. Sourdough bread was my favorite. I went 'hog wild' over it, and I abused it. I used to get the whole grain. Really good. Loved that sourdough taste. And, I loved butter on it. Wonderful! But, I … Continue reading Can I Eat Bread and Still Lose Weight?
My wife doesn't eat much bread these days. I congratulate her for it. Bread is made from refined grains and can raise your blood sugar too quickly. It can also affect you because of the wheat gluten itself. And, I have my doubts about how healthy yeast is. There are though glutens in other grains … Continue reading Healthy lettuce wraps: Wave ‘bye-bye’ to bread!
There's a lot of good and bad talk about about grain in that innocent looking bowl of cereal we may eat everyday. But, how do you know what you should believe? Foremost, you should learn to trust how your body feels after you eat grain. For example, if you eat bread, do you feel like … Continue reading Is eating Grain worth the risk: Why it may be healthier to ‘skip’ it
Extreme weight loss doesn't require extreme exercise. Moderate exercise the way you define it is OK. The big problem is that refined flour acts like sugar in that it makes your blood sugar rise just as high. If sugar isn't used as energy right away, it is converted into stored body fat. The lower the food … Continue reading Extreme Weight Loss
This site is about how to lose weight. When you lose weight eating whole food first, you receive an unexpected benefit: improved health. I lost nearly fifty pounds eating plant based food. I share what I eat and why I eat that way throughout this site. Above all else, and probably the most important thing to remember … Continue reading The truth about whole grains: How healthy are they?
When you grind a whole grain into a powder, something happens you don't want to happen. It becomes broken down so it is absorbed into the bloodstream quickly like sugar and makes the blood sugar rise too fast. In other words, the grain ceases to be a resistant starch like the whole grain, beans, nuts, … Continue reading Refined Carbohydrates
Are resistant starch foods good for you? Potatoes and rice are essential staples in many societies. But, is all starch healthy? It seems to depend upon if the food is processed or not. For example, wheat crackers can make you gain weight because they can raise your blood sugar too high, too quickly. Opt for the resistant starch foods, instead. This type … Continue reading Resistant Starch Foods
Is wheat bad for you? Wheat has been picked on a lot as the Devil. Additionally, I have talked about it at length on these two pages: gluten free diet and against all grain. Just because something you eat tastes good and seems healthy doesn't mean it is. Furthermore, you have heard many times that wheat is … Continue reading Is Wheat Bad for you?
You know, I never dreamt I'd love cats as much as I do. I was told how 'unfeeling' they were when I was young: simply not true. If you know and love cats, you know this way of thinking is a fallacy. They are certainly loving, but in their own feline ways. My older cat was … Continue reading Homemade Food for Adult and Senior Cats