Cheers to the Olympics

“My favorite Olympic event is lifting a wine glass to my mouth.” -someEcards I will admit that sipping on a glass of vino while watching TEAM USA compete with other impressive athletes can make the Olympic games that much more enjoyable; however, how much is too much? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “Moderate alcohol consumption…

To Eat or Not To Eat Breakfast

“I just ran my first marathon this morning. Just kidding. I’m on my third cupcake.” -someEcards The struggle for breakfast options is real. And what can be even more frustrating is when you eat breakfast and are hungrier than if you’d have skipped it altogether. What a waste! Stop right there. My guess is you’d…

Intense Eating Is Exercise

“I eat intensely enough to consider it exercise.” When I am in a hurry, this is probably an accurate statement…as well as if it has been awhile since I last chowed down on a solid meal. Both fists are usually filled with food, and there is no guarantee that it is the best food choice….

Carbs Are Back…and Bad

“I just want to do bad things with carbs.” -someEcards Those “bad” things may or may not include polishing off a box of a dozen deep-fried donuts, piling spaghetti on a plate and cleaning the sauce up with garlic bread, or layering your mashed potatoes with creamed corn and gravy. Carbohydrates are very difficult to…

Chocolate Doesn’t Ask

“Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions…chocolate understands.” -someEcards It can be so frustrating when someone blurts out their two-cents while you are wallowing in the pits or are just needing a sounding wall to work the stress out. For example, “Don’t sweat the petty stuff” (How about you pet the sweaty stuff). Or “Calm down” (fueling the…

#unfiltered

“I order my meals based on what’ll look best on Instagram.” -someEcards I have spent my fair share of hours on social media, and I feel like the bulk of the information I scroll through is LOW CARB or GLUTEN-FREE or PALEO or RAW or CLEAN. I haven’t found too many people posting on the…

I’m Blaming the Holidays for This One

“My favorite part of the holiday season is blaming my long-term weight gain on the holiday season.” -someEcards What a day, Independence Day 2016! And by day, I mean weekend. Bring on the fireworks, poppers, friends, family and FOOD. Lots of food. The holidays can make it very easy to overeat. And my guess is,…

New Weight Loss Tool

“I don’t need a personal trainer so much as I need someone to follow me around and slap the unhealthy foods out of my hand.” -someEcards This could be the next weight loss surgery, just wait. You could put an extra arm on (I’m imagining it being like a back-pack) which has the sole purpose…

Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels

“Whoever said ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ has clearly never had cupcakes. Or wine. Or chocolate. Or pizza.” -someEcards Cupcakes, wine, chocolate, and pizza are all wonderfully delicious foods. I am drooling just thinking of them. What if you had each one of these together, would they still be as wonderful? Or would…

Added Sugars

“I wasn’t going to eat it. I was just going to taste it.” -Winnie the Pooh With the Food and Drug Administration releasing the new Nutrition Facts Panel, there has been increased talk on “added sugars”. People pushed for quite some time for this information to be added to the nutrition label for the purpose…

Eating Dis(order)

“I have an eating disorder…I’m about to eat dis order of fries, dis order of wings, and dis order of nuggets.” –someEcards As of late, it seems most restaurants or fast food chains are giving us a “deal”. When choosing their establishment, we are so fortunate to choose from 3 or 4 or 5 or…

Feed Just One

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” -Mother Teresa According to feedingamerica.org, 48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children in 2014. That’s 14% of households. Holy smokes. The ideal situation would be each and every one of these mouths never has to…