Let’s Stop Making Weight Loss our Goal

Why I Can’t Help you if Weight Loss is your #1 Goal Over and over again we read that diets just don’t work. The data is a bit scattered here, but this article from the Scientific American published in 2020 estimated that 80-95% of people who lose a significant amount of body fat do not maintain that loss at 1 year. In a 2019 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that dieting actually predicts future weight gain. I know this first hand as I worked in…

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Indian Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken This butter chicken is so full of fabulous flavors!  I love trying new foods often, especially ethnic foods!  My husband is a big fan of Indian foods and so I have been trying to incorporate them a little more into our meal plans.  Not only is this meal delicious, but it is also full of foods and spices shown to reduce inflammation.  Garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper are all shown to have anti-inflammatory effects! Perhaps my favorite part of this meal are the smells that fill my…

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How to Improve Immunity During COVID-19

Antioxidants in berries can help immunity

What is happening? COVID-19 is spreading fast.  As I am writing this, over 140,000 people have died and there are over 2 million cases worldwide.  Everyone is wondering, “what is happening?”  Besides wondering about daily life, and how in the world am I going to teach both of my children, and work, and keep my house clean, and cook meals…???  I am also wondering, how can I reduce my risk of severe illness or even death from this deadly virus?  What are some easy (because let’s be real, I don’t…

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