Sometimes, general dining out strategies can only help so much. When you eat at a privately-owned or ethnic restaurant, there’s no pamphlet or website with nutritional information. How do you know what to order, especially when you don’t... Read more
It’s almost impossible to drive down the street today without being ambushed by a few themed restaurants and fast-food joints ready to throw a burger down your throat and ruin your best nutritional intentions. But in this ruthless wilderness, y... Read more
This is the story of an unassuming electrician working hard at a city zoo. He was not known as the kind to stir up trouble, but as mounting injustice swirled around him, he couldn't help himself. He wrote and published a couple of essays expr... Read more
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"The gem cannot be polished without fric... Read more
I had a day off and was exhausted and didn't want to move. I sat in front of the TV all day and ate and went well over my calorie range. I took a nap and that didn't help. Any suggestions what I should do when I'm this exhausted and don't want to g... Read more
I am an emotional eater. Specifically, I eat when I am anxious. I have stuck with my weight loss plan for over 2 weeks now, but today I am feeling overwhelmed. SO of course I really want to just start snacking on chips and cake and chocolate...How... Read more
I am meeting up with my best friend and her sister this weekend for dinner. We normally go for Mexican food, so I wanted to see what people have ordered that is healthy. I know restaurants don't really know much about "portion control" so I know I ha... Read more
I recently went from being a couch potato to being a runner on the treadmill after being encouraged to train for a 8K. The problem is adjusting what and when to eat before my running. Running with an empty stomach doesn't give me much energy to run.... Read more
What are everyone's thoughts on people that eliminate one kind of food for reasons that aren't connected to better health or personal beliefs? I thought of this because I have a few friends trying to lose weight and some seem to believe that they can... Read more
I usually look at the nutritional info for a restaurant if I know I'm going later, but sometimes I'm surprised by an invitation to dine out. When calorie information is not easily found out, go for the soup! It works every time. In Mexican restauran... Read more
We all know that when traveling it can be a bear eating healthy - or eating as healthy as you can.We've been on vacation for the past 10 days & I've been surprised by the restaurants that have changed their menu to attract the nutrition conscious.On... Read more
In our ongoing Food on the Run series, we have taken a closer look at many popular fast food chains as well as some that are up and coming. Many have had entrees that focused on burgers, chicken, noodles or burritos. Today we take a broader look at a... Read more
P.F. Chang's is a Chinese bistro that offers an eclectic variety of options. There are some good points to Chinese cuisine in general--it's usually stir-fried, it contains some healthy veggies, and portions tend to be smaller (as long a... Read more
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