The 5 Best (and Worst) Sweeteners You Can Eat

Let’s face it: Sweeteners aren’t great for your health. They stimulate your appetite, encourage your sweet tooth and pack on the pounds while also placing you at risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver. But, we’re all human and cutting all sweeteners tomorrow isn’t realistic. Let’s rank the best and worst […]

Hijacked! – The Food Industry Shifts Message

An attempt is being made by the food industry to hijack our eating habits! Have you noticed food manufacturers’ use of whole grain, omega-3, and gluten-free claims to market highly processed junk foods  that are “made with” whole grain and “gluten free”? Food manufacturers are also adept at getting consumers to think that various processed […]

Healthy Snacking On the Go

My secret to healthy snacking on the go is Greek Yogurt! Snacking has always been the hardest part of my eating plan because I always seem to be hungry! I have finally found something that works! I even took it to a baseball game on the weekend. I cup of Greek Yogurt has 23 grams […]

The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are consumed by Eight out of 10 Americans Last year alone the food industry introduced 2,225 reduced-sugar and sugar-free foods, many of them made with sucralose. Chemical additives are nothing new, of course—most processed foods contain more than one artificial flavoring, emulsifier, coloring, or gelling agent—and sugar substitutes are among the most-studied additives […]

How to Resist the Urge to Splurge

Sweet foods are hard to resist, but there are some things you can do to fight against the urge to splurge. The following are a few hints I found on the WebMD website 1. Set a limit to how much you’re going to eat.  Tell yourself you’re going to eat just 150 calories of your […]

Food As A Drug and Cravings

Whenever I am working with people I explain that food is a drug. The good news about this is we can manipulate this drug for positive results!  In my studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, we studied all of the dietary theories and one that truly resonated with me was Michael Pollan, who wrote […]

An Update about Artificial Sweeteners

One of the things I recommend in my Sugar Buster Program is to remove all artificial sweeteners. From time to time I bring you the latest updates about nutrition news and I thought a refresher on artifical sweeteners would be good. This comes from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, […]