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Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are thousands of fitness products and diets to help you achieve your ... Read More
 

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based eating plan called the Miller Method named after ... Read More
 

How to Alkaline Your Body Safely

As a health-conscience reader, you’re looking for ways to eat naturally and promote a healthy digestive system.  This quest has probably led you to learn more about prebiotics, probiotics and fermented foods.  And maybe you’ve come across information about how baking soda can help alkaline your stomach. If you haven’t heard about taking baking soda ... Read More
 

Why Low Fat/Low Cal Foods Don’t Promote Weight Loss

You’re trying to lose weight.  You buy all the “right” foods.  The label says it’s low fat, so it must be healthy.  You eat low fat snacks and have low calorie lunches right out of the microwave and haven’t lost a single pound.  Sound familiar? These marketing messages screaming “Low Fat” are messing with our ... Read More
 

Eat This, Don’t Eat That

“Drink 8 glasses of water a day.”  “Don’t eat foods high in fat.”  “Eat breakfast.”  “Don’t eat foods with gluten.”  There are enough food recommendations out there to really overwhelm a person!  Trying to follow every recommendation you hear is impossible.  And frankly, we’re missing the point.  In an effort to make healthy eating choices, ... Read More