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Eat More, Lose Weight?!?!

Those of us born in a certain time have been well indoctrinated that we need to eat less to get lean (whatever “lean” means for the decade). Until recently, the health benefits of achieving this was not distinguished from weight loss itself, which obviously is a false equivalency. From the 50’s through the 80’s most …

Healthy Meals in Temporary Housing

When we first arrived in Spain we were very eager to explore the town and ate out at nearly every meal. Jet lag worked in our favor, as typical Spanish dining habits begin and end late. Breakfast was typically at home, with yogurt and eggs being the predominant choice. This tended to be smaller as …

Do We Need to Be Concerned About Sugar in Beets?

Beets, like other root vegetables, are sometimes become maligned for their carbohydrate content. Low carb zealots will chuck beets and yams into the same camp as white bread and licorice whips, as though the sugar content in beets was equivalent to candy. This is utter nonsense! Looking simply at total carbohydrate or even Glycemic Index …

Why am I such a freak about vegetables?

If you spend any time with me, you’ll quickly come to realize I am passionate about vegetables. Mind you, nearly all nutritionists and dietitians appreciate them – and if we are doing our job we’ll definitely be talking to you about them – but I’ve noticed that I’m a little extra excited about them.  And …