A Home-Microwaved Meal

“I would like to invite you over for a home-microwaved meal.” -someEcards I’m not sure you’d have too many dinner guests if this is the type of meal you are featuring for a fun get-together with friends. HOWEVER, I won’t be the one to knock leftovers. Leftovers (and some convenient foods) are essential for the…

Throwback Thursday Reminds Me…

“Throwback Thursday reminds me of when I only had to take one type of medication.” -someEcards There have been areas in the United States where fruits and vegetables have been prescribed by doctors. Patients can fill these prescriptions at participating grocery stores, eliminating the single largest barrier to eating more fruits and veggies—affordability. Sure, access…

Simple as Math: Dieting 101

“People say that dieting is as simple as doing the math, but I was never very good at math.” -someEcards   I was not the best with math, but I was an expert at Tetris. That was the reason they had us buy the fancy calculators in high school calculus, right? To keep us entertained…

Time-Out

  “I wish someone would tell me to sit in the corner and think about what I ate.” -someEcards I don’t know about you, but I spent hours a day (I kid! Maybe.) facing the corner wall. You say “time-out”, I think of pastel striped wallpaper staring back at me. All that time in the…

My One-Dish-Wonder

“I’m so hungry I could eat my own cooking.” -someEcards   I am imagining a few of the “Pinterest Failures” in my head right now. If you do not understand what I am referring to, go ahead and search this online. It will be well worth your time. Hilarious! There are times when you may…

Food for the Soul

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” -Dorothy Day Previously, people were eating to survive (not to mention, were far more active). Hunters and gatherers were up, down and all around (not sitting behind a computer as I am right now). It may take me an extra five…

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…

#nofilter

“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…