Should you fret over your body fat?

Should you fret over your body fat?

The answer depends on why you are fretting. If you don’t like the way you look in your clothes, that’s one thing. If you suspect that the fat is detrimental to your health that is another. Extra body fat isn’t necessarily harmful. Those 600 lb…

Who says eating healthy has to be expensive!

Who says eating healthy has to be expensive!

My personal experience doesn’t support that that eating healthy has to be expensive.  And given that I wrote It’s All About the Food, I suspect you know that I eat healthily. Surprisingly, I find that I spend less on food now than ever in my…

Are you a captive of your genes – what are genes?

Has anyone in your family had cancer, heart disease, or diabetes? Does that means you are destined to have these or any other conditions? Your thought, “It’s just in my genes?” Or are you of the notion that this is just bad luck and your…

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

Do you actually enjoy a crisis?  Half of my automobile trunk is taken up with an actual spare tire on an actual wheel rim. Why? Because the idea of being out in the middle of nowhere with a no spare (or even a donut tire) …

Diet or Exercise, Which is It?

“Listen,” a friend whispered to me, “the fitness guy at my gym once told me that exercise has nothing to do with weight loss. Like he said, you can’t overcome a bad diet with exercise. Is that right?” Yep, he’s right!. In a recent newspaper…

It’s the combination of dietary sugar and fat.

First of all, this is not a discussion of meat. Meat is rarely a contributor to weight problems. The blame for your excess body fat can be placed squarely on the combination of dietary sugar and fat. Not just sugar alone. Not just fat alone.…

Sugar Calorie Creep!

Calories creep, just sneak up on you when you aren’t looking. You do need calories because they provide energy. Sources of calories (called macro-nutrients) are protein, fat, and carbohydrates (sugar). But vitamins and minerals (called micro-nutrients) are the stuff that makes that energy work for…

The Difference Between Full and Not-Hungry

What’s the difference between full and no-longer-hungry? I have out-of-town friends who have both changed their way of eating. We will call them Dick and Sally. Dick’s primary interest was to control his blood sugar because he is a diabetic. Sally, on the other hand,…

It was Serendipity!

Was life perfect yesterday? You had a plan and the plan played out exactly as you intended? More likely, a thing or two went awry. The election didn’t go as you hoped. Perhaps a deer found the front of your car, your child gets up…

The Rock Bottom Line

The Rock Bottom Line We all yearn to “feel great”, don’t we? We want to wake up daily full of energy, think clearly, and have no pain or discomfort. Periods of illness are short lived and disappear on their own. Only healthy folks can make…