Huh? Did you read that right? It seems counterintuitive, yes. But according to some recent informal random comments on a post I wrote for HealthyWomen.org in 2011, people really did lose weight when they included peanuts in their diets. Here are just a few key reasons you can lose weight with peanuts: Since peanuts and peanut butter are packed with fiber and protein, they keep you satisfied … [Read more...] about Lose Weight With Peanuts
Food & Nutrition
STATISTIC OF THE DAY One in six Americans – that’s 48 million – gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) That’s a lot of bathroom time. Even worse: 128,000 people need to be put in the hospital and 3,000 die of these illnesses (mostly children and the elderly, who are the most vulnerable). HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR STOMACH STAYS SECURE THIS … [Read more...] about Eat Smart This Thanksgiving
The word “fat” is so confusing – whether it be the type that we wear on our bodies or the type we put into our bodies. Good fats, bad fats, healthy fats, trans fats. What does it all mean? Let’s start with the one that’s been in the news lately – trans fat. A brief history: In the early 1900s a German chemist named Wilhelm Normann discovered a way to turn vegetable or fish oils from liquid … [Read more...] about Wondering About the TransFat Ban?
What did you have for breakfast this morning? Or maybe for lunch or even dinner yesterday? Was it oatmeal? Not just a breakfast food anymore, I’m writing to tell you that oatmeal is the new… Meal you can eat any time. And since National Oatmeal Day has recently passed, it’s not too late to tell you why. While on a very informative press trip late last month (that’s when I tried paddle … [Read more...] about Oatmeal: It’s Not Just For Breakfast
"You have cancer." Those three words hold so much power. They're life-altering in too many ways to measure. They're words that every women hopes they'll never have to hear. And as a survivor who has heard those words, I'd like to be able to say that you'll never, ever have to hear them. But there's no sure way to do that. What I can do is tell you ways to reduce your risk - and be aware enough … [Read more...] about Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?
While my children were growing up, I insisted on cooking most nights. Ever the health-conscious mother, I knew that my meals would be more nutritious than takeout, even though during the busy sports and after-school activity season, the convenience of pulling into a parking lot and ordering through a microphone would have made my life so much easier (and probably would have made my boys much … [Read more...] about Five Steps to a Healthier Meal While Dining Out