easy techniques for weight loss

More Snowdays!!!!

Another big storm hit the Berkshires this week! And school closings are driving parents crazy. I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember so many snow days from my childhood. Either school officials call off school more quickly these days or my memories of snow days have gotten mixed up with other childhood memories…

Eat Healthy While Travelling!

Holy Veggies Batman! I just read in my copy of the Physician Committee News that 75% of restaurants at the nation’s busiest airports are offering at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based, fiber-packed meal, according to a new report from registered dietitians at the nonprofit Physicians Committee. Cool! Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ties with Newark Liberty…

15 Minute Fitness Challenge!

Have you done a 30 Day Challenge yet? They’re quite popular, and fun! They’re also a great way to start a new workout plan because when you complete anything for 30 days, you have a much better chance of making it a permanent new habit; so let’s get started! Here’s my recommendation for those of…

Simple Holiday Weight Loss Tips

  I know how difficult it is to keep the weight off this time of year, so here are a few simple tips for keeping the weight down at this time of year when Christmas cookies, pies, and holiday parties make it so difficult to maintain your self control!   Eat an apple half an…

Ever Want to Just Hibernate?

Freezing Rain, Snow, Sleet, Wind – Winter has arrived… Seems a bit early this year, but perhaps it’s just that I’m not looking forward to several more months of this. 🙁 While we don’t actually hibernate like bears, there are some things we can do to prepare ourselves for the long winter months. Here are…

Diets Don’t Work!

Last week’s news release of a study that proved diets don’t work made headlines, but in my opinion, should not have. Anyone that’s been on one knows that once you stop, you gain the weight back. Who needed a scientific study to tell us this!? All four of the top diet programs, Atkins, Weight Watchers,…

Cheesy Polenta with Red Peppers for Your Fall Table

One of my favorite fall foods is Polenta. Polenta is made from dried corn kernels that have been ground up. It is cooked until thick and served hot, or cold. Roasted red peppers have a sweet, smoky flavor which is perfect for combining with the mild-tasting Polenta. Red peppers are rich sources of lycopene, a…

Healthy Tangerine Peel Tea

I have tried this tea and it’s delicious! Peel an organic tangerine taking care to retain the white pith. Let the peel dry naturally, over night. Insecticide sprays are widely applied over citrus crops, so organic fruits are best. In fact, anytime you need the peel or zest of a citrus fruit, it’s a good idea…