Sticking To The Diet

It’s really easy to get derailed around this time of year. Diets, made in good faith months ago suddenly seem restrictive and silly. We are the furthest possible distance away from our last New Years Resolutions and it’s so easy to abandon the goals so we can make them all over again in 2016.  Then…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 26 – Whole Foods

Typical “Diet” foods don’t work for me and they probably don’t work for you either. I’ve tried those 100-calorie snack packs. You know what happens when I’ve eaten one of those 100-calorie pack of cookies? I want another bag. But if I’m hungry and I eat a little salad, if I chew on some broccoli, a…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 13 – Save The Treat

If I asked you to make a list of 10 words that say “Christmas” to you, how many of them would be about food? Christmas cake. Christmas cookies. Christmas pudding. Christmas eggnog. What else? Now that we’ve entered December, there is a lot of thinking about Christmas and all the foods that accompany the celebration….

40 Days of Yummy – Day 9

a.k.a go raw for a day  If the term “eating raw” has you shrinking back in fear of turning your nose up in distaste, then this post is for you. Eating raw doesn’t mean eating rabbit food. In fact, your whole meal doesn’t have to be raw for you to derive the benefits. Add raw…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 6

a.k.a If I eat candy, why does it become fat on my hips?  All carbohydrates becomes glucose, the simplest form of sugar, and enters to the bloodstream. All carbohydrates – bread, cookies, sugar in your coffee, soda, rice, fresh apples, applesauce, apple juice, apple fritters. All carbohydrates become glucose.    What’s the difference between fresh apples and…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 4

a.k.a. All fat is not created equal Abel James says, “the biggest problem with fat is that it’s called fat.” There’s the fat that you eat – healthy fats like avocados, nuts and the not-so-healthy fats like margarine and bacon grease – but there’s also the fat in your body. And then there’s it’s other use…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 3

a.k.a Striking a Balance After church, we had a feast. The food was good, the company was better. I ate more than I planned but I justified it when I recalled that I hadn’t eaten breakfast – only a small yoghurt. That’s it.  I had soup, salad, rice and peas, more salads, meat, plantains. And…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 2

“a.k.a the day it really begins”    The first day of a new challenge is all about asking questions and making decisions. Do I really want to do this right now? Can it work? Is it going to work? What do I do on Thanksgiving? The answers: Yes, yes, yes and just the same –…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 1

I want to lose weight but I don’t want to starve myself. I also don’t want to give up the foods I enjoy because I really enjoy food. My maternal grandparents, lived healthily until their late 70s, my father’s mother lived until her 90s and she was healthy until the end. I’d like to live the…

Sharpen Your Hoe

This past week was a rough one and I am glad to say goodbye to it so I can look ahead. Last week’s challenges included hearing of four separate cases of close friends and family being diagnosed with serious illnesses. It’s hard to figure out how to deal with it from my end –What do…

5 Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life

You’ve probably heard the quote from John Lennon that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.   So if life is what happens while you’re doing the little things, why not make the little things align with the life you want? Here’s are 5 little things you can do today that will change…

Breakfast Reimagined

   It might be radical but breakfast doesn’t have to be fried anything or contain pastries or even be in a bowl with milk poured over it. Today, I tried this instead: Poached egg, tomato chunks, blanched broccoli and carrot strips with a little olive oil drizzled on top for flavor.  Bonus: No turkey bacon…