Eat Like A Millennial

Over the past 25 years, the meaning of “eating healthy” has evolved so much that the answer would be completely different if you were asking a Gen-Xer (like me) verses a millennial (my daughter, Kayla).  In 1990, I would have said to emphasize whole grains, pasta, cereals, fat-free or low-fat dairy and meat products and vegetables and fruit.  In addition, I would encourage you to balance the calories you take in from food and beverages...

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The Right Way to Eat Starchy Carbohydrates

If you are anything like me, you love food and love to eat, especially during PMS week. I literally write in my calendar that on or near days 19-21 of my cycle, I am going to crave starchy carbohydrates and more food, in general. The complication I have now is that I’m over 40 and am becoming more insulin resistant (which leads to higher circulating blood sugar levels and potentially more fat storage). Thus, I have to keep my starchy carb...

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Dead Foods vs. Alive Foods

Go down any grocery store isle and you’ll find shelves lined with processed, chemically charged, sugar-laden, partially hydrogenated pseudo-foods. What is sad, but true, is they are more common than ever in our food system, and have a place cemented in the standard American diet. Here's what you need to know about Dead Foods vs. Alive Foods:
Dead Foods
These “dead” foods (as they have been referred to by some) do nothing to improve the...

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