6 Healthy Eating Tips For Thanksgiving


The holidays are the hardest time of year to eat right. Luckily, a Thanksgiving turkey means you’ll be eating lean white meat, which is a great start toward healthier eating. Find out what else you can do to enjoy your meal without increasing your waistline and cholesterol. 1. Toss the Turkey Skin As soon as [...]

MYTH: Caffeine is Not Good for You


Caffeinated beverages are sold everywhere – and many people swear that they wouldn’t get through a day without them! But can they hurt – or even help – your body? Find out. The Truth: Caffeine, when taken in the right form and dosage, can have a ton of health benefits. Caffeine in moderation is a [...]

5 Crazy & Weird Things That Happen When You Don’t Sleep Enough

Tired Student Girl With Glasses Sleeping On Books In Library

A shortage of shut-eye can leave you feeling tired, cranky, hungry, and irritable. But it turns out, a lack of sleep can affect you in a lot of ways that go beyond triggering those basic feelings. And that’s a problem, since 53 percent of Americans are snoozing less than the recommended seven hours each night, [...]

When’s The Best Time To Eat For A Workout?


Q: Is it better to eat a meal before or after a workout? Why? A: Both. Here’s what I like to do: have my breakfast at 9 a.m., work out from 10:30 to 12, and eat by 1 p.m. Here’s why: Back in the old days, people thought they should train on an empty stomach [...]

Mediterranean Salad with chickpea patties

This is an old favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy it. The best thing is it only takes about 20 minutes for the whole thing.   1  15.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons flour, I used gluten free 2 tablespoons [...]

What slows your metabolism and causes disease?

Look at virtually any chronic disease like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and you’ll find inflammation and oxidation causing the metabolic damage. Both oxidation and inflammation are directly linked to a diminished ability to burn fat for energy. Oxidation is like an apple turning brown when you cut it and leave it out. That’s what happens [...]

4 Surprisingly Rich Mediterranean Recipes That Burn Fat


Want to lose weight by eating rich foods, snacking on bread, and still enjoying coffee and wine? Of course you do. It’s the dieter’s dream—or rather, it was your dream. Now, you can have your bread and wine—and actually savor both without guilt. That’s the promise made by the new book The Greek Diet (HarperCollins), written [...]

How to Warm Up and Cool Down


Q: What do you suggest for warm-up and cool-down exercises? A: The best kind of warm up before a tough workout is a few minutes of cardio (such as jumping rope or jumping jacks) followed by dynamic stretching. We were taught years ago to sit or stand and stretch one muscle group at a time. [...]

Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe


PREP TIME: 30 minutes / TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes + cooling time SERVINGS: 8 1 c sugar 7 lg Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼”-thick slices 10″ premade pie crust 1. HEAT oven to 400°F. 2. POUR 1 c sugar into 10″ ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. When sugar starts to liquefy, [...]

The dirty dozen and clean 15 of produce

A new report issued by the President’s Cancer Panel recommends eating produce without pesticides to reduce your risk of getting cancer and other diseases. And according to the Environmental Working Group (an organization of scientists, researchers and policymakers), certain types of organic produce can reduce the amount of toxins you consume on a daily basis [...]