I saw a picture of whipped coffee on Instagram last Friday, and I immediately put down my phone, went to my kitchen, and tried it out for myself. Now that is the epitome of inspiration! But really, I was SO intrigued! When I first saw the picture, I thought that maybe it was made from … More Whipped Coffee (AKA the most fun I’ve ever had with caffeine)
Last year, the FDA started requiring certain restaurants to post calorie counts over menu counters to “educate” consumers about their eating. While I certainly believe that education is important in empowering consumers to make choices that honor their health, I’m not convinced that calorie counts should be considered “helpful information.” Here’s why: 1. Calorie Counts … More The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts
I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?
On this blog, I write a lot about my non-diet approach to nutrition and healthcare, especially with regards to weight loss. I believe 100% that a person can be healthy irrespective of his or her weight, and that weight loss is in no way equatable with improved health. While many health-promoting behaviors have the side … More Diet Modification for a Medical Reason: My Story
Exercise is important for everyone. Exercise is still exercise, even if we aren’t professional athletes, training for a competition, following a formal regimen, or participating in a group activity such as a cycling class, pick-up basketball game, or yoga conference. Exercise can — and should — include walking, stretching, and focused breathing. Especially in today’s … More Better Exercise