'Healthy Lifestyle'




chipotle mexican grill, ne broadway, portland

Image by cafemama via Flickr

I usually try to avoid eating fast food because I do not like to waste my money and I think it is very unhealthy. Since Chipotle is owned by McDonald’s, I group it in with fast food.

It’s not that I don’t like Chipotle, but it’s just that if I am going to eat out, …

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Nutrition Nugget:
To Meat or
Not To Meat

I spoke at a Wellness gathering this past Friday evening. For the second time this year my presentation was interrupted by a person calling out, “Is this about being vegan?” My reply, “No, it is not.”

Just as I was about to resume the discussion, the second question hit, “Is this about …

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Nutrition Nugget – Milk & The Modern Myth

In a nation where it seems that every disease known to (wo)mankind is on the rise, it causes pause to think most Americans are not aware of what has been done to our food supply. It is time to discard old nutritional belief systems and dedicate our health to the science of …

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Nutrition Nugget:
Nature Trumps Genetics

Healthy greetings from my world of wellness! This is the first of many nuggets I plan to pass your way in the hopes of helping you to stay well, be well or get well. I’m on a mission to “pay forward” the gift of renewed health that was given to me, and my hope is …

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Turkey Meatballs


Meatballs

I love pasta with meatballs but hamburger can be fattening even if you purchase the lean meat. Instead of using hamburger to make the meatballs, I use a recipe my mom and I have been making for years. This recipe is like a traditional meat ball, but uses ground turkey to make it healthier. Once you add the other ingredients, …

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Special K Multigrain Oats & Honey Cereal

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I am going to try the Special K Challenge for the 2 week period and see what happens. If you follow this plan correctly, you are supposed to lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks. I am curious to see if this works because I have heard mixed responses about it, but we will see.

Time

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courtesy Good Houskeeping

One Day Diet by Dr. Oz

The April issue of Good Housekeeping hits newsstands on March 15.  Dr. Oz is on the cover sharing his health and weight loss wisdom and reveals the One Day Diet which is a super fast slim down meal plan with easy rules to help you  lose up to two inches and …

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Summer Vegetable Garden

Image by di_the_huntress via Flickr

Eating ethically. Now there’s an idea that I try to embrace.

Some suggestions to eat more ethnically include (not surprisingly) eating less meat and growing your own vegetables.

Other suggestions are

  • stop eating fast food
  • head to the local farmers markets
  • eat organic products
  • stop eating foods that require slave labor to pick and process
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