Moist salads

I like my salads with lots of dressing.  I don’t know if this is an inborn personal preference or whether it is subconsciously influenced by my Dad.  When I was a child [who didn’t eat any vegetables] Dad once cajoled or bribed me into trying lettuce.  “It has no taste,” I said.  He replied, “Suzanne, […]

“Know thyself”

We are back from a trip through the Southeastern United States, visiting family and friends.  We went to a reunion with my cousins, and visited with friends who have moved to Alabama and Mississippi.  We made plans to spend time with cousins of my husband, who we haven’t seen in more than 20 years.  They […]

Mantenerse hidratado!

Especialmente a medida que envejecemos, el mantenerse hidratado puede ser un desafío. ¡PERO! Las mujeres y hombres de cualquier edad corren el riesgo de sufrir varios problemas si se deshidratan crónicamente … La cantidad adecuada de agua dentro de sus células, llamada agua celular INTRA, son esenciales para todas las reacciones bioquímicas que ocurren dentro […]

BTD vs pre-diabetes

I have good BTD news about my Honorable Husband.  In his most recent physical, his bloodwork showed that his blood sugar was up again.  I guess it was seven or eight years ago that his blood sugar crossed the line into pre-diabetic territory.  The doctor gave him a year to get it down, and that […]

Eat more vegetables with cooking spray

My niece taught me to use cooking spray for roasted vegetables several years ago.  This has become one of my favorite cooking techniques.  It has even surpassed steaming vegetables, the method I relied on for most of my adult life. It is so easy.  I spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.  I […]

Que comer de acuerdo a nuestro tipo

Teniendo conocimiento de nuestro tipo sanguíneo, podemos comenzar este plan siguiendo el método adecuado. Como en todo viaje, se necesita una guía. Misma que encontramos en el primer libro del Dr. Peter D’Adamo: ‘Eat Right For Your Type’ (ERFYT), el cual ha ganado el título de best seller por el NY Times. Considerándolo un pilar […]

Cookies and Pain

I had company this past weekend, and today I’m in a lot of pain. It all started when somebody offered me some gluten-free cookies for free. I figured “Hey, I’m having company this weekend; it’s a good idea to have desserts and snacks on hand!” Unfortunately, none of my guests liked the cookies, and I […]

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels

I was at water aerobics this morning.  The teacher was telling stories to keep us distracted because she was doing such a difficult arm workout. She said she had had a rough day earlier in the week, and was craving comfort food.  She had driven by a local fried chicken fast food restaurant and really, […]

Step aerobics and feeling my age

If you are over 60, you will understand this blog.  If you are under 50, wait a few years.  One day you will remember reading this and say, “Oh! Now I get it.” Nobody likes to admit they are getting old.  But if you, like me, have spent 40+ years trying to eat healthy and […]