Monthly Archives: December 2016

Don’t toss the salt

I’ve had seniors tell me they don’t eat salt and I shouldn’t either. Salt is an ESSENTIAL nutrient. We do need it. Too little sodium, and your electrolytes will be out of balance. You can over-hydrate without sufficient salt (a potentially fatal condition called hyper-hydration), your heart can beat irregularly, and you can have problems […]

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Steamed Potatoes with Mustard Vinaigrette

2 lbs red potatoes, quartered 1 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 T grainy mustard 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp pickle relish Season with salt and pepper Put potatoes in steamer for 20 minutes, until tender. Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl. When potatoes are cooked, drain water, pour […]

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Why Diet Soda is bad

Lowering calories when you’re trying to lose weight is smart, but drinking a diet soda is not a wise choice. Zero calorie drinks make you crave sweets, erode tooth enamel, and increases risk of type 2 diabetes. Even though diet soda has zero calories, the synthetic sweeteners in these drinks may trick your body that […]

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Fighting Diabetes & Regaining Health

I’ve been writing these blogs (479 to date) for a little over 3 years now and hope you’ve enjoyed them. I like doing research and providing helpful information to others, but I also started this blog in hopes to get followers to purchase my book, The High-Five Diet. I made it affordable at $14.95. If you can support […]

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Did that meal really make you fatter?

One meal is not going to make you gain a few pounds, just like a day of deficit calories won’t result in weight loss. It’s the cumulative choices we make that determine if we are lean or overweight. Just try to keep your treat to once a week. For motivation, great low-cal recipes and a […]

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Vegan Carrot-Cake Smoothie

This is so decadent and sweet that it’s surprising that it only has 1 teaspoon of honey in it. Carrot-Cake Smoothie 1/2 carrot, peeled and sliced 3/4 medium frozen banana chunks 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (without alcohol) 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon unsalted creamy almond butter 1 tablespoon of […]

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When excuses get out of control

Everyone deserves a pass once in a while to enjoy an unhealthy vice, but when reasons turn into excuses, they will never give up their bad habits. It’s when that drink, cigarette, or dessert is a must-have because you had a bad day at work, you were stuck on traffic, or you’re just stressed out, […]

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