Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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Carbs in your Condiments?

You’re trying to be carb conscious – avoiding bread, pasta and starchy foods and somehow the weight is not coming off. Are you eating too much, not exercising enough OR could carbs be sneaking up on you in your condiments? Our food supply is becoming more and more sweet, but is it sweet for our […]

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Winning the Food Lotto at the Natural Foods Expo?

I have mixed feelings going to the Natural Foods Expo each year. I’ve attended for almost 20 years and the increased crowds make it feel like an endless line at Disneyland. However, the thrill of tasting some new food product and the desire to see what’s new and hip in the “Natural Foods” world wins […]

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WHY Should I Cut Down On My Salt?

I was sitting at a restaurant the other day, waiting for my food to arrive, when I noticed the couple sitting next to us. Their food had just arrived and before the waiter could ask if they needed anything else, they both grabbed the saltshaker. I wonder if we’ve become so conditioned to adding salt […]

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The Fallacy of Gluten-Free Products and Weight Loss

Seems like many are falling prey to thinking eating a gluten-free diet is the key to health, happiness and weight loss. Unfortunately if it were that easy we’d all be thin and disease-free. One of the new books I’m working on is a healthy cookie book.  All the cookies and treats are gluten-free and low […]

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To Roll or Not To Roll?

And we are talking about gambling with your health. I dropped by the grocery store this afternoon to pick up a few items and almost ran into a huge display blocking the entrance containing multiple boxes of dinner rolls stacked high for the picking. Dinner rolls have been a holiday tradition as long as I […]

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Navigating the Grocery Store Maze

A few years back I heard Marion Nestle speak at a conference and I was intrigued at her research on food politics and how the food industry invests money to manipulate us to buy their products, without us even knowing they are doing so. She discussed certain rules that govern supermarkets: They put the produce […]

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Label or Ingredients?

I went grocery shopping with a client today and they asked me a question: “Should I look at then nutritional label or the list of ingredients?”  Because our food supply is so layered I suggest you start with the ingredient list. Here are the Five Tests to give each food: 1.  How many ingredients does […]

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Label Reading 101

The following excerpt is from my upcoming book and gives you a quick guide to reading labels. If something is designed to make our lives easier, why do we feel more confused? This is how many people feel after looking at food labels. Plain and simple – food labels are not user friendly. You almost […]

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