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 […]

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 […]

Paid to exercise

I have been writing blogs in my head for two weeks, but there has not been time to post.  2019 is off to a busy, busy start. I’ve mentioned that the Medicare Advantage plan I chose came with a free Silver Sneakers membership.  The plan actively promotes wellness in other ways.  There is a part […]

Dr. D hacks DNA (or Dr. D & me)

This winter I have taken advantage of my free gym membership through Silver Sneakers.  I found an early morning water aerobics class where I can do squats and lunges which I can’t do on dry land. I am also enjoying their weight machines.  They have so many more choices than the fitness center in our […]

Oh Dear.  Playing catch up again

The very first blog I ever wrote on the D’Adamo website was in 2004 right after the funeral for my Honorable Husband’s father.   Now, 14 years later, we have been going through the final illness and funeral for HH’s mother. His father had been in robust health, developed pancreatic cancer, and passed away in less […]

Dodging hurricanes and swimming laps

My sister has retired in Virginia.  I hadn’t seen her in almost 2 years, and that’s way too long!  My Honorable Husband has two close friends who have also retired on the East Coast – one in Virginia and one in North Carolina.  So we planned a 2-week vacation and bought airline tickets last spring. […]

Good Cholesterol News

My Cholesterol report is in and it could not have been better. All I can say is once again the Blood Type Diet worked…beautifully…perfectly…ideally for me as a Type O. Here are the numbers: Total Cholesterol – 222 – down 111 points in six months HDL Cholesterol – 106 – good Cholesterol only dropped 11 […]

Avocado, Chocolate, and Apples

Saturday is the big day.  I go in for a follow up cholesterol test.  I’ll admit that I nervous.  I’ve worked hard, cut back on fats and sugars, exercised more, increased my fluid intake, and deprived myself of some favorite foods.  If my LDL is back in normal range, it will all be more than […]

Skinny fat and plant sterols

A few weeks ago a friend posted a link to an article about skinny fat.  I read it, and it started me on a quest to understand belly fat.  I was thrown into an unfamiliar world where there is a difference between hard fat and soft fat.  Where belly fat can start to function as […]