High Calorie Foods – Don’t Let Them Ruin Your Diet!

When trying to lose weight, we tend to put a lot of focus on low calorie foods and how we can incorporate more of them into our diet.  Lean meats, vegetables and berries are all great examples of low calorie foods that will fill you up and keep you satisfied between meals. But, what about […] Read More

Low Calorie Salad

10 Delicious Low Calorie Salad Ideas

A salad is a great addition to any diet.  It’s an easy (and tasty) way to get a good serving of leafy green vegetables and with the right toppings you can turn a simple salad into a complete meal. But, it’s extremely easy to go overboard with salad dressings, cheese and various other toppings.  This […] Read More

Eat This, Not That

Don’t Let Your Diet Be Deceived By These Marketing Ploys

Think you’re doing your diet (and body) some good with those crackers claiming to be 33% less fat? Think again! Walk down the aisles of any super market and you will be bombarded with fancy marketing on the cover of boxes claiming less fat or half the calories and so on, but these are merely […] Read More

Omron HJ-112 pedometer with detachable belt holder.

Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer Review

I believe having a good pedometer is a necessity if you are serious about health and weight loss!  Do you need one? Probably not. But, it’s irreplaceable when it comes to measuring calories burned, distance walked and it keeps you motivated when you look down at the little screen and see your progress for the […] Read More

Question & Answer

Is a low-calorie diet proven to be effective?

Is a low calorie diet proven to be effective? Yes! In fact, the only way to lose weight is by burning more calories than you take in.  It doesn’t matter what type of diet plan you choose; low carb, low fat – it all boils down to calories! Study after study has proven that you […]

Can cinnamon really help me lose weight?

Q: Can cinnamon really help me lose weight? A: It may do just that. Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant that has antibacterial and antifungal properties and also reduces blood sugar all the while increasing insulin levels.  It’s these effects on blood sugar that may make cinnamon a helpful tool in the war against obesity and […]

How Can I Eat More Protein As A Vegetarian?

Q: I’ve been thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet, but I’m a little concerned that I won’t be consuming enough protein. What are some protein-rich, vegetarian friendly foods? A: You still have plenty of options: Cheese, yogurt, eggs, and milk are just a few.  If you plan on going vegan, meaning you won’t intake […]

Low Calorie Foods

Kretschmer Wheat Germ


Wheat germ was brought to my attention while reading an article on Mayo Clinic about the ten best foods to be eating.  I had never really given wheat germ much thought (or even heard of it), so I thought I’d give it a try. First of all, wheat germ is the vitamin and mineral rich […]

Nasoya Nayonaise


I saw this product on the store shelves the other day and thought I would give it a try.  Not because I’m a strict vegan, but because I was impressed with the ingredients list (versus other regular mayo’s) plus it had less than half the calories – 40 calories per tbsp versus 90 calories in […]

Good Greens Bars

good greens bars

I tried Good Greens bars for the first time just last week and it has quickly become my bar of choice for two reasons – taste and nutrition! Unlike many other health bars, Good Greens bars taste great, with my favorite being Chocolate Raspberry.  But beyond taste, these bars an incredible amount of vitamins and […]