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Three Ways to Stay Full Longer

Chew, chew, chew, it is the thing to do! The benefits of chewing one’s food cannot be emphasized enough, simply because it is so damn simple yet so freaking hard! Chewing does three main things to increase satiety: it signals the lowering of ghrelin levels (a ‘hunger’ hormone) and boosts satisfaction hormones CCK and GLP-1*, basically sending …

Tasty Sunshine Inspired Recipes!

Carne Asada Taco Salad 2 pounds flank steak 1 large head romaine lettuce, shredded 3 roma tomatoes, chopped and deseeded Salsa of choice (I love fresh Pico de gallo) 1 avocado, sliced or cubed 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 2 cups pinto beans Optional: 2 limes, halved  1/3 cup cilantro, chopped Sour cream, guacamole …

New Ways to Get Creative and make food fun!

Like everyone, I tend to get in food ruts. Once a month I like to shake things up by broadening my culinary creativity. A standard monthly visit to the local Asian grocery store is always exciting. Having been raised in Western culture, many of the fruits, vegetables, and packaged goods are new and mysterious. So …