The Eyes of Sibiu Are Upon Us

We are in Transylvania, in Romania and here eating is a serious job. Bean soup with smoked pork in a bread-bow….

Obesogens in My Daily Bread

I’ve been suspecting for a long time that many chemicals in our life, from those in the  modest tomato to  the pharmaceutical drugs can fatten us or harm us in other ways.

Sweet Holidays

Holidays are here to stay for a couple of weeks.  And they bring lots and lots of goodies. Who can resist that box of delicious chocolates? Not me. But then the  little voice in my brain is whispering: it’s not healthy to eat sugary things. You’ll put on, there’s diabetes somewhere lurking a.s.o. Better have…

Looking Back

Sometimes it’s a good idea to look back. Once I had 2 very successful weeks when I got rid of 6 pounds while eating and drinking to my satisfaction. Fortunately I’ve kept a journal. I see some interesting points and I want to share them with people like me, with of lots of pounds more…

Taking a Closer Look at Some Diet Tips

Diet tips. I love them. Where would I be without them? Yeap … Ask yourself: “What is the worst diet  tip I’ve had so far?” I guess mine came from one of my best friends, a physiotherapist. “Intensive exercising won’t help you, you’ll get hungry for sure but nothing else. In all my career I…

Back to Basics: Hungry

Let me ask you a question:  Can you resist a favorite plate when you’re hungry like a wolf? Well, I honestly don’t and my problem is that I do like to eat, I have lots of favorite foods. But is hunger such a bad sensation? Some obese people complain of being hungry all the time….

Fitness Snacks

I confess I hate jogging, long and strenuous exercises, static cycling or the like. I find them terrible boring. I’ve tried listening to music, I’ve told myself how well I’ll be a.s.o. Nothing, I just can’t. Swimming is a different story. Maybe I was a duck in a previous life, I’d spend my life floating on…

Instead of Subtracting, Try Adding!

Regarding nutrition, we, humans, tend to simplify what is an incredible complex problem, that of obesity. As a result, it seems to me, we are now in dire straights (an elegant way to say we are in deep…. shhhhht.  🙂 A lot too many scientific studies in nutrition are in a way “fake”. I distrust…

Diet Yes, Uncompromising No

via Daily Prompt: Uncompromising A lot of common sense is necessary when reading nutrition and diet information and one should double check all with reliable sources. Especially if you’re not a nutritionist or doctor ( I’m not),  one might have it all wrong. And, who said this, Mark Twain maybe: “Be careful about reading health…

Calories, How Much?

I’m rethinking my whole lifestyle and, of course, there is this question begging for a scientific  answer: “How much should I eat not to get fat anymore?” And the next question would be “How much from carbs, protein and fat?” First of all, I’ll get rid of what did not work in the past: Eating…