Shopping at Whole Foods doesn’t make you skinny

The benefit of upscale grocery chains such as Whole Foods is that they have an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, and unprocessed foods. If you stick to those while shopping at Whole Foods, you have a much better chance of reaching your weight goals. 

Spoiler alert: 30 foods under 40 calories are vegetables & fruits

I totally fell for this click bait, 30 Foods Under 40 Calories, from Health Magazine and guess what? Every one of them, except tea, is a vegetable or fruit.  I knew this ahead of time, I really did, but I wanted to believe otherwise because, as much as I love eating fruits and vegetables, I love…

Of food rituals

This is my New Years piggy. If you’re not familiar with this tradition, Germans consume a pig on New Years Eve to bring good luck in the New Year. You can do this either by actually eating pork or by eating a marzipan pig  (Marzipanschweine). Admittedly, it’d be a lot better for me as a…

Would you eat bugs for protein?

As we continue to grow as a human population, we need to find sustainable sources of protein to feed everyone (or reduce the population, but I won’t go there). One highly-touted option is incorporate bugs into human diets to increase the protein count. Humans already do this, but it’s not popular in a lot of…

Are GMO’s safe? We’re asking one question, getting a different answer

This is a favorite trick of not-so-honest representatives in the public relations industry (my day job, but I’m the honest kind); you ask one question, they answer with something that doesn’t really address what you are really asking. So I watch with varying levels of frustration the debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). The public is…

Dilemma of the day: 11 am to 1 pm meeting without lunch included

There’s a really cool lecture that I want to attend tomorrow. The problem? It’s 11 am to 1 pm, with no lunch included. I totally get not feeding people to cut back on costs, but details on “feel free to bring your lunch and eat” or SOME direction on food would have been nice. The…

Recipe review: Teriyaki tofu and roasted brussel sprouts

  As part of my attempts to cut carbs and amp up on protein on my new hypoglycemic diet (it’s working really well to control my blood sugar for 6-7 hours at a time!) and as part of my wellness coaching, I’m trying a couple of new recipes over the next few weeks. So, I tried making teriyaki…