New Year Health Challenge Week 8: Eat More Snacks

Welcome to Week 8 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Though eating 5-6 meals a day may not save you calories (versus eating 3), but snacking or smaller meals is beneficial for other reasons. The reasons you should snack Increase intake of vitamins and minerals. Choosing healthy snack options […]

New Year Health Challenge Week 6: Skip the Alcohol

Welcome to Week 6 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Though there has been recent research link heart benefits with alcohol consumption, the risks/dangers far outweigh the one benefit. Take a look for yourself. The Bad News Calories. Since alcohol is caloric dense at 7 calories per gram, […]

New Year Health Challenge Week 3: Cut Out Sugar (I Know It’s Painful)

Welcome to Week 3 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Ever wondered how bad sugar is for you? SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE! – Scientists say that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine. Researchers discovered that cocaine-addictive mice preferred sugar water over cocaine. This intense euphoria from sugar […]

Fear of Gluten: Justified or Hyperbole?

T-shirt by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to […]

Give It Up (And Lose Weight, Too)

Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that […]

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat to Feel Good

If you want to know my mantra for nutrition and eating well, look no further: Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health and well-being. Despite popular belief, looking razor thin is not the key to the kingdom. Moreover, measuring yourself against […]