Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
These days, it seems that everyone is stressed. We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. Times are tough, money is tight, and deadlines are imminent.
What happens when you're stressed? You tend to eat more, sleep less,... Read more
I don't shop for junk food, and my husband knows this. If he wants junk food, he has to go get it himself. Luckily, his go-to noshes are stuff I don't like, so I don't want them. I've gotten him to swap ranch chips for carrots and ranch dressing.... Read more
Anyone else have an issue with eating too many sweets and breads? I can't seem to find the strength to say "no" to them and they are getting me into trouble! I love food and I love to eat, doesn't matter my emotional state, I just love to eat! Any... Read more
TAWHITE: Bring your own delicious food! I pack lots of fruit and healthy snacks for when I'm at work to keep from being derailed by the vending machine down the hall. Maybe see if your coworkers want to join your healthy journey, too.... Read more
How do I break down meals that are made with more than one ingredient? ex: I made home hash, it consist of ground round broken very small, diced potatoes, carrots, celery and tiny home made dumplings with chicken broth. I have no idea how to enter... Read more
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo... Read more
I'm someone who needs a lot of sleep. I've never been able to get by on 6 or 7 hours a night (unless it's by necessity when my kids were newborns.) I've found that during those periods where I am consistently not getting enough shut-eye, I tend to... Read more
Let's face it: Dieting can be stressful. Especially when you begin to change your eating habits, there are lots of things to think about. It can be hard to count calories, track food, read labels, and do it all with a "lifestyle change" instead of... Read more
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