We're entering the Sugar Season. It begins at Halloween, continues through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, and might not end until perhaps Valentines Day. Candy. Pies. Cakes. Cookies. Sugar, in all its forms. What's a wanna-be healthy eater to do? Make a plan. What's Wrong with Sugar? Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugar, which is sugar or syrup added to … [Read more...] about Survive the Sugar Season
Plan Your Meals for the Week
Meal planning can seem so burdensome and overwhelming. But when we plan meals, it helps us eat healthier and stay on a budget. So how do we do it? First questions to ask: Who's eating? What dietary restrictions do they have? Is someone gluten-free, dairy-free, or soy-free? Start your thinking and searching there. What's your budget? It is possible to eat healthy on a budget. And another … [Read more...] about Plan Your Meals for the Week
Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease
What illnesses are the most common, costly, and preventable in our nation and other industrialized countries? Chronic disease. In the U.S., as of 2010, 86% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual health care expenditures were for people with chronic and mental health conditions. By 2017, that had increased to 90% of the nation's $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs. And heart disease, … [Read more...] about Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease
Love the Food that Loves You Back
Love food that loves you back. Which foods nourish your body, mind and spirit? Once upon a time I loved Reese's cups; my in-laws even bought me a 36-pack of them one year for Christmas. I loved pastries, fried dough at the state fair, and ice cream. But then, a few years ago, I started learning about the impact of food on my overall health and well-being. And I started paying closer attention to … [Read more...] about Love the Food that Loves You Back
Step 8: Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
It is possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank. But it takes some research, planning ahead, and perhaps a mindset shift. Here are a few places to start: Eat whole foods. Unprocessed foods are cheaper and more nutritious than processed ones. Avoid food from a box. Simple ingredients can make easy and delicious home-cooked meals. Get your protein from good sources. Tuna in spring … [Read more...] about Step 8: Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
Got a Soda Habit You Can’t Kick?
If you've got a soda habit you can't kick, try crowding it out. It can feel overwhelming, depressing, and impossible to think about giving up your favorite soft drink altogether. So start with a smaller change. Add different, healthier beverages to your routine. And find some new-to-you beverages that nourish your body, leave you feeling better, and reduce the number of times you reach for the … [Read more...] about Got a Soda Habit You Can’t Kick?