Does Alcohol Make You Gain Weight?

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice cold beer on a hot day or a glass of wine with dinner?  Alcohol can have both healthful and harmful effects.  For example, when consumed in moderation, red wine may lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes.  But that is like one glass per day.  For those of you […]

Do Carb Blockers Really Work?

If you are trying to cut down on carbs, but really, really want a piece of pizza, you can simply pop a carb blocker and eat to your hearts content!  But do carb blockers really work and if so, how? Ok, so it is silly to think you can eat all the carbs you want […]

Could the Dubrow Diet Be Right for You?

Ok, another diet to look at.  The Dubrow diet, created by Heather Dubrow, star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and her husband Dr. Terry Dubrow, a Newport Beach plastic surgeon and star on “Botched”, The Dubrow Diet is one of the top 10 searched diets on Google in 2018.  According to their book […]

Are You a Mindless Eater?

Do you find yourself eating in front of the TV even though you’re not hungry?  Perhaps you saw a commercial on some yummy food that made you want to eat.  I love watching the food shows like “You Gotta Eat Here” and “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.  They eat such delicious foods that I probably wouldn’t […]

Weighing the Facts of Weight Loss and Keeping it Off

It’s a sad statistic that approximately 90% of people who lose weight, eventually regain all of their weight back and then some.  How depressing is this and why is it a fact?  What are we doing wrong and what can we do to change this?  I feel the main reason for this is because we […]

Can Vitamin D Help You Lose Weight?

Many of us know that our bodies need vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.  Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children, known as rickets, and fragile bones in adults.  Vitamin D is needed for many important functions in the body other than building strong bones such as strengthening the […]

Can You ‘Spot Reduce’ When Trying to Lose Weight?

When people ask me what body shape I have, I always say ‘big’ but in all honesty, I have to admit I am apple shaped like the rest of my family.  There are basically four different body shapes (apple, pear, rectangle and inverted triangle) but we are going to focus on apple and pear shapes.  Apple-shaped […]

How Has Canada Food Guide Changed and Has it Helped Us?

Did you know that Canada’s Food Guide no longer includes how many servings of different foods to include daily, but urges people to eat more of some things and less of others?  They say to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat.  The iconic rainbow of the Canada’s Food Guide recommended eating 4-10 servings […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! Bring on the Chocolate! Wait…is chocolate ok?

Valentine’s Day allows you permission to eat chocolate right?  Right!  And, chocolate is actually good for you, depending what type of chocolate you’re eating so, you can eat it guilt free.  Whew…  Chocolate got a bad rap due to it’s high calorie and fat content and its link to obesity, diabetes, acne and heart disease […]

Top 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Grocery Shopping on a Keto and Low Carb Diet

Buying “Fake” food is a big no-no when grocery shopping.  I’m sure you’ve heard that you should stick to the parameter of the store.  It is in the center shelves that carry the pre-packaged foods.  Real food has only one ingredient.  Examples are eggs, fruits, vegetables, meat, butter, cheese and oils.  Heavily processed foods are […]