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Eating the Food and Metabolism…A Continuing Saga

November 21, 2013 | Comments: 10 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

I’ve written about the fact that I’ve started eating more calories here  and here. After my weight stayed stable for a while, I continued to eat about 1900-2000 calories most days. I’ve been wildly excited with every side effect of eating more food from not being cold all of the time, to having periods that are […]

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Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser Trainer Wants You to Starve…

April 23, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

…but  just for three weeks, so that’s totally okay, right? NO. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser went on the Today Show yesterday morning touting his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny”.  He advocates an 800 calorie diet for women and a 1200 calorie diet for men and says that you can lose up to 20 pounds […]

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Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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Worst Meal Plan Ever

December 15, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

This meal diary from a nutrition “expert” might be one of the worst I have ever seen. 5.3 oz Oikos = 120 cal Banana  = 100 cal Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern Salad, 8oz   = 310 cal Dark Chocolate Caramel Wedge  = 30 cal Whole Wheat Sandwich Think (probably Oroweat)  =  100 cal Laughing Cow […]

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Powdered Protein Supplements: How can you tell which brands are safe?

September 6, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

The unfortunate answer is there is no way to tell. Consumer Labs (CL) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) are the most widely respected testing bodies for consumer products; however, CL does not test every year and when they do, they do not test every brand. USP has a voluntary program in which companies […]

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Recipe: Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

August 14, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I was served these vegetarian burgers while attending class at the Duke School of Integrative Medicine. They are fantastic! The class loved these so much, we asked for the recipe and it was kindly provided by the school’s head chef, Cate Smith. I hope you like them as much as I do! The nutrition information […]

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Recipe: Quinoa Egg Bake

August 14, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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We are so rushed in the morning that it can be difficult to come up with quick, healthy breakfasts to eat as we run out the door. This quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) egg bake is great to make on a Sunday night then reheat in the microwave for the rest of the week. The quinoa in […]

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Recipe: Kitchari

August 14, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Here is a recipe for a soup that I make almost weekly. It keeps very well in the fridge and lends itself nicely to add-ins of whatever you might happen to have on hand. I often add cooked mushrooms, kale, arugula or onions. The recipe can easily be halved. Ingredients 1.5 cups Red Lentils** 0.5 […]

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Vitamin D: You Probably Aren’t Getting Enough

September 29, 2010 | Comments: 5 Comments

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Osteoporosis, breast and prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, depression, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes; vitamin D deficiency is implicated in a diverse array of health issues and has been getting a lot of press lately.  I asked two doctors I know their opinion on the subject.  I asked Dr. Alicia Arbaje, an Assistant Professor of Medicine […]

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

May 20, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Confused by all of the information on a nutrition label? Here is a great article produced by the FDA explaining the information from top to bottom. FDA

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