Eggs, Easter and Spring Eating

Although it’s nearly fall and Easter is months away we are working on a new cookbook and testing recipes for each season. This past weekend we tested egg recipes that work for Easter brunch and any time of year you want a variation on eggs. This recipe is delicious and can be used for company, […]

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Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?

Growing up I would hear my grandmother Josefina’s voice stating this slogan: eat breakfast like king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I didn’t think much about it till I started learning more about nutrition. Was this slogan simply another dieting myth or an anecdote that gets passed on through generations? As […]

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Weighing in on the Freshman 15

While moving away from home can be an exciting new adventure it can also be nerve racking since you don’t know what to expect. Although college-hood is a time of self-discovery, freedom, and choices it can also be a time for expanding waistlines. The term “freshman 15” was coined by students because a majority of […]

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Snacks or No Snacks, 3 Meals or 6 Meals: What’s in the Details?

I must get asked these questions a few times a day: Is it okay if I snack between meals? Should I eat 3 meals a day or 6 small meals a day? To answer simply:  there is no right formula…and it is dependent on multiple factors like: Your lifestyle details How often your body needs […]

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Oatmeal, Cholesterol, and Insulin Resistance

One of the frequent questions I get asked from clients is, “is it okay to eat oatmeal for breakfast?” My answer is “that depends on your particular metabolism and what type of oatmeal you plan on eating.” Let’s break it down for simplicity. In 1987 a book came out on the magical properties of oatmeal […]

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Power Breakfast Smoothie to Start your Day Right

In Honor of Father’s Day today I thought I would post my most asked about breakfast idea and recipe. A reocurring question is:  How do I start my day right given my time limitations? Over 30 grams of protein to rev up your metabolism for the day, only 35 grams of total carbohydrates from fruit […]

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Does Skipping Meals Trim Your Waistline or Just Slow your Metabolism?

I commonly hear: I don’t have time to eat breakfast I have to be up too early I’m just too busy to schedule regular meals Author and researcher Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D. writes about the “third meal.” What exactly is she talking about? Can you essentially get away with skipping a meal if you want to lose […]

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6 Ways Protein Helps Satiation and Weight Loss

Last week I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Heather Leidy, a professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri speak on protein and its effects on appetite and body weight. You’ve heard me preach the benefits of protein in many of my articles but this lecture showed it goes beyond even what I […]

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What about that Greek Yogurt?

About 3 years ago I was at a conference in Europe and had the most amazing Greek Yogurt.  I was surprised at the manufacturer:  Dannon. After arriving back in the US I discovered Dannon did not carry a Greek yogurt.  When I went to the Natural Foods Expo that year I went to the Dannon […]

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Coffee, Insulin Resistance and Hypoglycemia

So here I am at the lovely Farmhouse in Burgandy, France (blog to follow about it) and eating a little French breakfast of fruit, cheese, and a very small slice of French baguette since that is all there was available.  I usually drink green tea but decided to be truly “French” and have a café. […]

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