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…

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…

A Dash for Mediterranean Lifestyle

Maybe you’ve read about the Mediterranean Diet and Dash Diet, the healthiest diets for this year. Mediterranean Lifestyle, there’s nothing more I would like for my healthy life. Lots of fish, veggies and fruits, olive oil, yogurt and a good cheese now and them. A nice blue sea to swim, a good wine and more…

Nature’s Vitamin and Mineral Pills

I won’t bore you with the vitamin and mineral supplements theory, it’s up to you to have them or not and there’s plenty to read  about on the net on this subject. Instead, I would like to present you a few of the “nature’s wonder pills”. The kind of food with so many nutrients packed in a…

Citric Acid, Safe or Not?

Citric acid is a weak, water-soluble  acid found in citrus fruits and some vegetables. It gives them a sour taste. It is highly concentrated in lemons, where it can comprise as much as 8 percent of the dry weight. The interesting thing is that citric acid is produced in our bodies in huge amounts (something…