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…

People Who Love To Eat

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” -Julia Child Although one may not meet the criteria for an eating disorder, I do believe many have a disordered eating pattern. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the signs and symptoms of disordered eating may include, but are not limited to: Chronic…

Drink This, Not That

“I’d like a Coke please.” “Is Pepsi okay?” “Is Monopoly money okay?” -someEcards There is conflicting research regarding diet soda vs. regular soda. Toss in the new and improved soda pop with PURE cane sugar, and now we are all sorts of confused! Some may believe that drinking regular soda would be best, using moderation…

Tuna Sandwich Named Kevin

“Strange new trend at the office. People putting names on food in the company fridge. Today I had a tuna sandwich named Nick.” -someEcards   It is SO easy to swing around a drive-thru over the lunch hour when you are crunched for time and are in desperate need of stepping out of the office…

Laughter or Brownies

“They say laughter’s the best medicine. They lie. It’s brownies.” -someEcards Research has shown that even by faking a smile and turning that frown upside down, you can trick your body into releasing happy hormones. In the heat of the moment, instead of reaching for the brownies (not denying that they can be good medicine…

Thinking About Snacks

“I want to listen to you but I’m thinking about snacks.” –sassyEcards This sort of conversation is the worst. Talking with someone whose eyes are glazed over (which reminds me of a donut, of course). Drool starts slipping out the side of his or her mouth…that’s when you know you have lost all hope of any…

I’m Not Hungry

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” -Yogi Berra Imagine you have ordered a large pizza with all your favorite toppings (the works for me!). You are sitting at the table across from your edible date. You eat a piece of pizza. Tasty. Take another, and…